It’s not a very pleasant feeling when no one appreciates the effort you put in.

Nor is it a pleasant feeling when no one is being very understanding. I’ve never been so big on the whole showing gratitude. I never know what to say when someone says thank you to me. Take something small as organizing a Christmas party. As long as they all enjoyed themselves, I’m good. But recently, some people aren’t very appreciative and understanding… and it’s a horrible feeling. Imagine if you’ve gone through lots of trouble to make things happen, only to find people take it for granted, or still find faults about it.

Next time put yourself into someone else’s shoe and consider what they have gone through to make things happen. Then say “thank you” with a genuine smile.

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