"I've learned that people
will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel."
I often joke that I grew up with a pencil in hand to check off all the boxes on the list of things I thought I was supposed to do. It took me a long time to get to a point where I could flip this way of thinking. I had to learn that if I spent all my time trying to figure out what everyone else wanted, I was doing a huge disservice to myself and those around me .
It is when we can "own" who we are, honor who we are and acknowledge all the good we bring to the world, that we can be in a position to honor others and see the good in them.