"The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragements, and our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt. ... A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose -- and don't let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion. You live an illusion if you have to. You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do. Don't ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredibly unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours." - Leo Buscaglia, author, motivational speaker, university professor, 1924-1998

Felice Leonardo "Leo" Buscaglia, PhD., was the author of books such as "Living, Loving and Learning" and "Born for Love", renowned lecturer, and University of Southern California professor - touched untold numbers with his insights into how we seek happiness and create loving relationships. His simple message of love and the importance of human relationships delivered in a dynamic style, made him a popular guest on television talk shows, as well as on the lecture circuit and PBS. At one time five of his books were on The New York Times Best Sellers List simultaneously. Leo Buscaglia, renowned as Dr. Love, was a cheerleader for life...emphasizing the value of positive human touch, especially hugs.

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Leo F. Buscaglia (Buscaglia.com)
Leo Buscaglia (Wikipedia)
Leo Buscaglia (NYTimes.com)
The Leo Buscaglia Foundation

 

 

 


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