Saturday, February 11, 2012

Moments: Leo Buscaglia

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four-year-old child, whose next-door neighbour was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap and just sat there. When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbour, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry." 

Ellen Kriedman in A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul
(1996) Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998) was an American author, motivational speaker and university professor.  At one time five of his books were on the New York Times Best Sellers List simultaneously.  Buscaglia worked actively to overcome social and mental barriers that inhibited the expression of love between people, leading bto his becoming known as “Dr Love”.

Ellen Kriedman (1944-2011) was an American counsellor, motivator, speaker and author noted especially for her marital and relationship counselling. 

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