One of the most important things in life is to know where you do and don't fit.
Kind words , praise and high fives, don't translate to an abundant life. They are great bonuses, but in order to be effective and stable in the long term, the most important factor is positioning. If you find a space in the world, on the internet etc, where people value what you do correctly, and you can deliver to them consistently and at a quality standard that makes their lives better , you'll be set.
Ignore what they say, watch what they do.
The actions of people show how they value you.
On a journey. Searching for something. Sharing what's found.