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Apr 05

Day 5 of Positive Impacts – Leo Buscaglia

I have written four posts about positive impacts in my life, but today I want to take a moment to talk about the man who taught me what love is.  I never met Dr. Felice “Leo” Buscaglia, and that makes my life less. But, I have read him, listened to him, and watched him throughout my life.

Dr. Buscaglia was a professor at University of Southern California when he wrote his seminal work, Love. He soon came to my attention with his series of PBS lectures on the subject of being truly human. There is much I can write about him, but I will make this brief because I am having trouble dealing with the scope of his impact.

He said this:

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should determine to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”

This has become a core principle of my life.

As I struggle to determine where and how I live my life, if I aim to share hope and love, then it is enough.


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