"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.

Click the links to learn more:
Leo F. Buscaglia (Buscaglia.com)
Leo Buscaglia (Wikipedia)
Leo Buscaglia (NYTimes.com)
The Leo Buscaglia Foundation

 

 

 


*Information, pictures and video clips used in this blog taken from Wikipedia, Buscaglia.com, NYTimes.com, YouTube, and various online resources. Wherever possible, proper credit and accurate attribution is given for information obtained and used in this blog. All material used here is made available for the advancement of social science. The fair use of such material is provided for under U.S. Copyright Law, in accordance with U.S. Code Title 17, Section 107, and is intended for educational and intellectual purposes. No purposeful copyright infringement is intended and no payment for this blog is received.

Views: 203

Comment

You need to be a member of Art of Manliness to add comments!

Join Art of Manliness

Comment by Carl Monster on March 31, 2012 at 9:10pm
Welcome back!

Latest Activity

Will replied to Rob Gronkowski's discussion Has anyone struggled with depression beforeIt
"Main thing is to be ready to try something new -- and you are.  Cool. If you do move on to therapy, post here (or PM me if you like) for some thoughts on picking a therapist, or other venues."
7 minutes ago
eugene david replied to Chatmonkey's discussion Trying to breakout of my 'Mental Prison'
"never ever ever touch coke.  even though it was easy for me to kick. most don't kick it so easily . don't smoke weed. I have been trying to quit for 12 years."
9 minutes ago
Shane commented on Steven C.'s group Exercise
"You could probably get away with half a gram per pound. There actually isn't any benefit over .82g/lb, and for most people it's ~.63g/lb. Upper limit for your body to assimilate is 1g/lb per day. The rest will get burned as fuel. But I…"
18 minutes ago
John P posted a photo
19 minutes ago
Rusty Rogers commented on Steven C.'s group Exercise
"Nah, not in competition. Just wasn't sure how much to fascilitate muscle growth."
28 minutes ago
Shane commented on Steven C.'s group Exercise
"Hyght Flys. It's a guys name."
1 hour ago
Shane commented on Steven C.'s group Exercise
"Are you in competition? Gram per pound. But, your body can only process 30-50 grams at a time."
1 hour ago
Rob Gronkowski replied to Rob Gronkowski's discussion Has anyone struggled with depression beforeIt
"Damn, thanks for all your stories guys and support. I didn't really expect it. Do you think I should try cleaning my diet up, and getting some exercise, to decide if I need to go to therapy or not? I don't think I do, like I have said…"
1 hour ago

© 2015   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service