March 2, 2011

Appreciation For Yourself and Others

These past few days have me wondering: do you show your appreciation for what others do for you? Do you receive appreciation for what you do for others? 

I talk to my dad just about everyday for a few minutes on the phone. I mind you, he only lives about 20-30 minutes away from us. For the arrival of Liam (our bun in the oven), my dad bought us our crib and changing table set for my birthday/Christmas present this last year. Well, now he wants to buy us our car seat/stroller travel set! I feel so bad for him buying all that for us, but at the same time I am so thankful. However, I do not show it that well. I just hope he knows how thankful I am for him doing this! We have the money, plenty for that set and some of the things we need, but how can you turn down help? You just can't hah.

Lately I have also been doing things for my husband. He does not have his license anymore because it expired many years ago. His friends always drive him because he used to live right next to one of the back gates, so there was no need for his roommates and him to take separate cars. ANYWAY, his friend that lives a few minutes down the road normally takes him, although sometimes I have to either pick him up or take him in the mornings. I normally don't mind, but these gas prices are getting ridiculous. I always complain about picking him up or taking him, but he knows I always will. Sometimes he gets upset and then I believe at times that he doesn't always appreciate how I have to take him some days. 

I guess I just wish that showing appreciation was easier. I know that people appreciate what I do. I know that they probably believe I appreciate what they do. However, we don't always think that so it needs to be shown. 

Who else believes that appreciation isn't showed enough? Maybe it is just me?


  1. This day in age, its not shown.
    I cant tell you how many times I've done something and havent gotten a single 'thank you'.
    Its ridiculous really..everyone is so caught up with their own things (which is understandable) but they fail to take a second to appreciate the people who are physically helping them..

    damn economy!

  2. That's very true..we all have busy lives. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't just me ;)


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