I would have to say one of my biggest pet peeves is when people don’t say thank you. What has happened to good manners. etiquette, gratitude, appreciation?
I know society has changed in many ways: I understand how the world moves at a faster pace – and so many of us have adapted to this pace and prefer things be done more quickly, by email or phone. I believe that some people have so much that so many take it all for granted. Some people just have a sense of entitlement, and they feel like they deserve it.
Acknowledging takes very little effort but people still don’t make the time. I am tired. Tired of all the selfish people, especially in the family I was sadly born into. I give, and give with very little respect. I have to stop. I always feel worse after holidays. They under appreciate, and I over give. No more.
For years, they take and rarely express gratitude – they just continue to show me they don’t care, they demean me, and show by their silence and lack of acknowledging my giving how much they belittle me and I guess they don’t have to thank me because I mean nothing to them.
They never recognize that I had a choice, I didn’t have to buy anything, all their favorites. They were not entitled. I didn’t have to make the time, to pick up anything. I am just a giver. I am respectful. No more.
I have to write this over and over, so I can make myself accountable. Some people truly don’t deserve me in their life – in no form.
Keeping more to myself. Learning to respect and appreciate myself more. Give to myself more … with grace in my step and hope in my heart.