This article was first published on The Vegetarian Experience on 16th August 2011
What makes you feel valued and loved? Flowers? Chocolates? Jewellery? Being wined and dined? New phone, IPad or Car perhaps?. Is feeling loved about someone spending money on you?
Or is it about something more? An ear to listen…a shoulder to cry on… a cup of tea.... home cooked meal…clean clothes… someone who worries about you… a helping hand…. a hug from tiny arms.
We place so much gravitas on material things – as eloquently demonstrated by the recent riots. Perhaps if people felt validated, secure, loved, they would not place their worth in material possessions…. Or maybe they still would.