Hold Space

Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone who was not REALLY there?

They were on their phone.
They were watching TV.
They were thinking about what they would say next.
They were everywhere but where you needed them to be!

Would they even notice if you left the room? Probably not.

How did that make you feel? Insignificant? Unimportant? Unappreciated?

I have a friend who I will be talking to. I’ll be in mid-sentence and this person will just walk away. Wow! Am I that boring?

It makes me feel insignificant, unimportant, and unappreciated.

It’s like the last kid picked at recess feeling. Just because we “grow up” doesn’t mean that feeling ever goes away.

I hate that feeling and I DO NOT want others to feel that way.

People want to be seen.
People want to matter.

You CAN give that gift to them.

Daily Doable: Hold space for others. Show up. Give them your undivided attention. Be present. They WILL NOT forget how you made them feel.