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Monday, August 10, 2009

Validation & Free Parking ~ SMILE!!!

Validation ~ "In psychology and human communication, validation is the reciprocated communication of respect which communicates that the other's opinions are acknowledged, respected, heard, and (regardless whether or not the listener actually agrees with the content), they are being treated with genuine respect as a legitimate expression of their feelings, rather than marginalized or dismissed."

We all need to receive and expresss validation and affirmations. It does help everyone to feel good and SMILE!!! :D

Please take the time to watch this video that was brought to my attention by John of Storied Mind. Go take a look about his poignant, thought provoking, and from the heart blog about depression. Please watch the whole video even though the beginning is a bit long...the ending is worth the wait.





"Validation" is a fable about the magic of free parking. Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis. Writer/Director/Composer - Kurt Kuenne

4 comments:

Melinda said...

Hi CC,

This is so interesting. I ran across Kurt Kuenne just a couple of weeks ago, when I rented the documentary he did, "Dear Zachary" (a wonderful film--beautifully done but very shattering at the end). Then in the past two weeks, I have come across two shorts on different blogs I visit!

I hope you are doing well, my dear friend--I think of you often.

Melinda

BlueGirl62 said...

you made me cry.

I feel silly admitting that but, well...

truth is truth.

Thanks for posting this. Would it bother you if I too posted it on my blog. If so no big deal, but it sure is a good one.

Clueless said...

Hi Melinda,

How interesting. I'll have to take a look at the other film. I am doing better and I also think of you often and hope that you are doing well.

cc

Clueless said...

BlueGirl,

Of course you can use it, but please link back to my blog. It made me cry too. Very touching with a great message.

cc

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