One way we can let people know they are important, is by letting them know that they are seen.
The people who have made me feel most alive have often just let me know I am seen. They’ve done this by making time for me, acknowledging something I’ve done for them, or calling out my strengths.
My friend Branden is a photographer from Portland. A couple of years ago he started a movement called Story Portrait, where he would take portraits of people, and then tell the story of why they were an amazing person. Branden started posting these photos on Instagram, and a movement started.