What Our Basic Needs Become
Air, food, water and shelter. We all know the essentials we need to survive. If you remember learning about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs you know that after the basic physical and safety needs are met you move into belonging, love and respect needs. We are so blessed to live in a world where the basic needs of life are almost guaranteed that this sense of belonging can be critical because it can be the thing that people most need. For the people in your life that you care about, do they have that sense of belonging? If you aren't sure, here are some ways to help a person feel a greater sense of belonging:
- Respect - Show the person admiration for what they do. Trust them, believe in them.
- Support - Nothing makes a person feel better then knowing that someone has their back. That they will stand up for them and help them out when they need it.
- Forgiveness - People make mistakes and they can cause hurts without realizing it. Forgive and move forward.
- Kindness - Finding the little ways to make a persons day.