...recognition or affirmation that a person or their feelings or opinions are valid or worthwhile.
Validating another human being does not lessen or weaken your position. It gives another person - value and worth.
Isn't that a beautiful concept?
Validation acknowledges that we've heard you -- that we've seen you. We are saying aloud that your voice and opinion is worth hearing and sharing.
Who can you validate today? Who is standing in the shadows afraid to be heard? How can we celebrate and support one another without compromising our own beliefs and opinions?
Many times, we only need to listen.