Have you ever felt like all of the work you do is unappreciated by those who should be most appreciative? I know you do. Many of us have felt that way.
The curious thing is those of us who have been there and felt that may just possibly have been guilty of this unappreciation themselves.
It’s easy to forget the secretary who cleared your schedule so you could have that special appointment you’ve worked so hard to get.
It’s easy to forget the school custodian who cleans your classroom every night so that it can be just right for your students the next day.
It’s easy to forget the person who is there for you when you need that difficult-to-reach zipper zipped or unzipped.
It’s easy to forget that guy who always makes sure you have what you need when you need it.
Why are we like this?
Are we so caught up in our day-to-day struggles to even consider the fact that, without these helpers, our struggles would be greater?
Do we wonder if they care to be appreciated?
Would you care? Of course you would. You are not evil or malicious. You are just like your helper, your secretary, the custodian, your assistant. Do they appreciate you?
Maybe we should take a moment to consider this world in which we live. Maybe we should be a little more grateful.
Being grateful is more than praying to God or your angels. To truly be grateful, maybe we should consider being grateful for the little things, the zippers, the fact the equipment you use every day is always functioning, the receptionist who always has a cheerful smile?
To truly be grateful when you pray, it’s the little things that count, I believe.
It’s more than the once-a-year Christmas gift you give, it’s about showing them how much you appreciate them.
Take a look at your lives, my friends, and take the time to be truly grateful.
I know I’m grateful for you.
The Dragonfly’s Student