Improvised Life Editorial Assistant Mira Keras‘s two-and-three-quarters-years-old daughter Gogo is incredibly expressive, although sometimes Mira isn’t sure if Gogo means to say her unique formation of words or is still trying to get a handle on them. No matter.
Lately when someone says goodbye to Gogo, she replies:
Thank you for seeing me!
When we heard it, we thought: Gogo nailed it…
THAT’S what we all want and need: to be truly seen and heard. We’re reminded of the great psychotherapist Virginia Satir’s words:
I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, heard by them, to be understood and touched by them.
The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand and to touch another person. When this is done I feel contact has been made.
We’re wondering: How can we do that MORE with the people we meet?