Do You Feel Appreciated?

on a daily basis, as women, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, professionals, work from homers, we:

  1. make calls regarding our children’s and our loved ones futures. make appointments and travel to doctors, dentists, schools, teachers, employers, friends, family, auto repairs, etc, etc, etc
  2. send emails regarding everything under the sun
  3. do laundry
  4. buy groceries, knowing the food everyone likes regardless of how good it is for them
  5. clean the house
  6. feed, groom, nurse, and train the family pets
  7. take care of the kids, small and grown
  8. make meals, snacks, morning coffee
  9. pay the bills
  10. deal with every kind of paperwork
  11. deal with every bad mood that walks through the door
  12. make trips to hospitals, senior living apartments, hospices
  13. teach children about god or no god, spirituality, atheism
  14. teach, by example, what a good person is or should be
  15. plan birthday, anniversary, birth and death events
  16. arrange trips, vacations, weekend getaways
  17. help with homework
  18. find others to buy school fundraising products
  19. and on and on and on

and we do this, oftentimes with little or no appreciative smiles, comments, hugs or kisses. why? because we are the nurturers. we, as women, have always been the caring ones.

lately i’ve been feeling terribly under appreciated. yet when i looked into those feelings, i find that they’re unwarranted. why? because what i see, over the long term, is that all that hard work pays off with interest. how? watching my oldest daughter and how she’s filled with light and life. how she appreciates her family and friends. how she’s excited about her daily experiences. and how kind she is to others.

i used to say that if my children grow up to be kind, compassionate, caring individuals, i’ve done my job. so far so good. i feel appreciated.

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About tari brand

Hi everyone! I'm so glad you're here. I hope you move closer to what your spiritual truth is in this place we call earth from reading my journal. I've been investigating for over 30 years why we're here, in this moment, and have found countless ways to help others relax and enjoy the ride. Hope you'll join me!
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2 Responses to Do You Feel Appreciated?

  1. isn’t it remarkable to watch them blossom?….what could be more wonderful than to see our children grow up to be kind, compassionate and caring…how special!

  2. Jodi says:

    “Look at that face, just look at it, look at that fabulous face of yours!”

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