September 12, 2017

Two Words That Change Lives

Cheryl Lee Rice will never forget the warm feelings she had when she was handed a business-sized card two years ago that had two simple words printed on them. Its message made her feel seen, deeply seen. “We’re living in a world filled with selfies, professional branding, Facebook likes. We believe that by seeking validation we receive it.Actually the opposite is true: We receive validation when we validate others. . . . [These] ‘micro-moments of positivity resonance build bonds, weave the social fabric that creates our community, promote health and can create micro-utopias in our day-to-day lives.’ ” By giving out cards, like the one she received Rice has touched the lives of more than 14,000 people and encouraged them to spread the love. Here, she shares some of the best things that have happened when she’s surprised people with cards. Read on to find out what those two words were.

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