We all want to be heard. We all want to feel that we matter. The strange thing is we keep asking OTHER people to do this for us. Standing in who you really are takes great courage and insight. Getting to know yourself and loving all of you, the good, bad, and the ugly, requires that you actually spend time with YOU.
Be honest with yourself about your behavior. Is it loving? Kind? Thoughtful? Do you really listen to others? Asking anyone to do this for you when you are unwilling to do it for them is the essence of narcissism. Ask yourself to be the kind of friend you seek.
“Today I will make the conscious effort to really LISTEN; to SEE and CONNECT with at least one person in my life. And when I have given this gift, I will understand what I am asking of others for me.”