We all NEED to feel important. Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs places this need between love and self-actualization.
Feeling important is good
There’s not a right way and wrong way to feel important. It all depends on the individual and what works for them.
Giving is a great way feel important
When you make a donation that buys a bed net for child in a country plagued by Malaria, you save a child’s life. That’s pretty darn important! You couldn’t be more important to someone’s life.
When you volunteer your time to walk the dogs at your local animal rescue, you’re important.
When you help your local veteran’s charity build a website to create a better web presence, you’re important.
When you call your state representative on behalf of your local women’s shelter to advocate for legislation protecting women, you’re important.
Your money, time, talent, and voice are important. Give, because when you share those with others, you get to feel important, too.