10 Ways to Show People They Matter and Why It's Important

November 17, 2014 11:12 PM

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I recently had the pleasure of being one of the first inductees into the Happiness Hall of Fame, an organization that honors people who are advancing happiness in the world. I was thrilled to be among other inductees from all walks of life such as athletes (Bubba Paris), film producers (Roko Belic) and Stanford professors (Dr. Fred Luskin). While people congratulated, praised and thanked me for my talk ("Get High to be Happy"), I realized how important is for every one of us to feel like we matter -- that we're valued for what we do or say. We spend oodles of time worshiping people in the media whom we've never met, but often go about our daily lives without acknowledging the people we see every day.

1. Say "Thank You" Think about a time when you did something nice for someone and he or she never even acknowledged it with thanks. How did that make you feel? Whether it's the waiter handing you your dinner check or your partner folding your laundry, remember your manners, say "thank you" and mean ...

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