Why We Love You


I did not grow up with the experience of feeling loved.  Valued for the opportunity I represented for my parents, yes. Loved for my human being ness (as it was and was not), definitely not.

It is hard to shake off this baggage.  I am now a middle aged man and I still experience great difficulty in accepting-feeling loved.  Which is why the following gift from family touched the deepest part of me and I found myself with tears raining down my cheeks:


I got plenty of presents bought from the shops. Some of them even turned out to be useful.  Yet, these words are the present that cannot be bought and show up as priceless.

Play BIG. I invite you to play BIG by doing something similar.  Search inside for the words that express why you love those you love. I find that the simplest words are the best.  Write these words down, so that your words leave footprints in the sand, and hand them over to your loved ones.

Go further, make it a daily practice to reach out and touch a life by sending an SMS that expresses your appreciation for a fellow human being that is part of your life. Words cost so little yet make such an enormous impact. Why? I am not alone, I suspect most of us are just like me – feeling unappreciated, feeling unloved, or finding it hard to love ourselves.

I thank you for your listening, and I ask you to play BIG in your daily living.  Until the next time….


Author: Maz Iqbal

Experienced management consultant. Passionate about enabling customer-centricity by calling forth the best from those that work in the organisation and the intelligent application of digital technologies. Subject matter expert with regards to customer strategy, customer insight, customer experience (CX), customer relationship management (CRM), and relationship marketing. Working at the intersection of the Customer, the Enterprise (marketing, sales, service), and Technology.

3 thoughts on “Why We Love You”

  1. That’s really beautiful and inspiring. I hope one day my daughter and wife can say the same things about me. It’s something to live up to.

    I love you too.. Although we are world’s apart, my thoughts often turn to you. You have made a huge difference in my life. Picked me up when I was on hard times ( or falling into bushes 😁) and been so generous. I know there’s always a friend there if ever I need you that time does not affect. These things are precious to me.
    i love you Maz

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    1. Hello old friend,

      We go back a long way. We share history. The first Christmas I experienced I experienced at your invitation, as your friend/guest, at your parents house. The memory is with me, I will never forget. We are friends – for life. You can count on me – for as long as I live you can count on me to be/do that which a friend does. What you may not know is that a part of you, for example your fun loving side, lives on with me.

      Yes, I love you too – more than a feeling – as a commitment to your well-being. It delights me to know that you are prospering. It delights me to know that you are a father and a husband. It delights me that you have created family….

      Your friend to the end of my days and if possible beyond.


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  2. As always Maz, you manage to melt my heart with your touching stories, I’ve welled up reading this, and I completely relate to what you wrote: “still experiencing difficulty in accepting feeling loved…” It’s so difficult to shake off this kind of baggage, no matter how old we become… Thank you for sharing your personal stories, and for you loving advice.
    Bless you.


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