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However, it is not necessary that people show and demonstrate their appreciation in a manner you choose. You might find your close friends and relatives, appreciating you in your absence. You might find some of them appreciating you through favorable responses, generosity in their contribution towards you or by demonstrating kind, compassionate and helpful approach.
Are you willing to accept their ways of appreciating you and your efforts?
When you do not see, how you are being appreciated, you may have some of the responses which could be of disadvantage to you eventually.
So how do you rise beyond these games? Let us face the facts that each one of us cares for the appreciation. Each one of us would like to be valued for the services and contribution. Our self-worth often remains dependent upon others' appreciation.
The first and foremost step would be to stop waiting for others appreciation. As a rule, you need to give yourself what you expect from others. Others may follow you and treat you the way you treat yourself. If you appreciate yourself, others will eventually appreciate you.
Appreciate all that you have and all favors you are getting from others. Do not inhibit yourself. Appreciate your lift operator, the watchman of the building, the driver, the cab driver, your family members, co-workers, boss, waiters in the hotel, cooks, dress designers....
When you will start doing that, eventually you will inspire others to appreciate you in a special way. What goes around, comes around. Begin by appreciating all that is. At the end of the day, evaluate for yourself, how many people and how many things you appreciated?
This practice will eventually send out the subtle signals to others who will, in turn, be inspired to appreciate you and value you for who you are.
At least, a lot of them will start appreciating your noble gesture of appreciation. What better can you ask for?