‘Tis the Season: Other People Matter

'Tis the SeasonChris Peterson, psychologist and a mentor of mine from my time at the University of Michigan, passed away unexpectedly in 2012. A collection of his essays on positive psychology was posthumously published (it had been planned prior to his death) and for me, serves as a reminder of his presence now that he can’t do so himself. As the year end approaches, his work on character, virtue, and happiness seems especially important.

Chris wrote,

Other people matter. But few of them are mind readers. Let them know that they matter. They might benefit. And you certainly will.

Something to think about.