One of the most difficult lessons I have had to learn is to give without expecting. It’s natural as human beings to want recognition and appreciation for what we do, however chances are this will be few and far between. If we are to move forward and continue to make a difference in the lives of others, it is something that we must get past.
Being a wife and mother can be challenging and the tasks of being a homemaker seem never ending. As a professional, I have given so much of my time and intellectual property to friends and acquaintances. I admit there are days when I feel unappreciated and I ask myself, "really? there is no thanks for what I have done?" I get this hollow feeling in the pit of my stomach and I feel so very hurt. Can you relate to to this?
But then I talk to myself, like I'm recommending you do. Trust that the universe will pay you back for all that you do. Tell yourself that you don't need the acknowledgements of other human beings to be happy. Happiness after all has to come from within and not from external factors.
Now take heed and please don't be a martyr. In other words don't sacrifice your well being for the sake of others. Continue to give but be wise and practical...self preservation first!
There is another important insight here which you may find useful. Don’t be like those who hurt your feelings, instead be the change and the light in the world. Remember to say thank you and to show appreciation to those who take the time to help you.
So continue to serve others, to do all you can to make the world a better place. When appreciation does come your way, be grateful to those who recognized your efforts. Love and light to you!