Validation. What is it? It’s getting feedback from others that “what I do and say matters to you or has helped you. You think of me. You acknowledge my accomplishments. You appreciate ME.”
It’s OKAY to need a little validation sometimes. We all want to be the kind of person that doesn’t NEED validation from others. As much as I believe our happiness and confidence should come from within, I also believe that it’s OKAY to need a little love, positive words of encouragement and acknowledgment from others sometimes. We need people, God made us that way and we should embrace it. We can’t be on this journey alone and still be our best.
It seems like every time I start feeling down about my blog and wanna just throw in the towel. Then is when I’ll receive a sweet reaffirming message from one of you telling me how much you’ve appreciated my blog, or how it’s inspired or motivated you in some way. Serving others is one of THE most fulfilling endeavors in this life.
So your messages give me that needed validation, proof that what I’m doing serves a greater purpose beyond myself. I also think it’s God’s way of keeping us from giving up on worthwhile endeavors. His hand is in all things and I’ve witnessed this time and time again. So thank you for being my supportive group of friends that keep me from giving up.