How much ever selfless a person can be, a few words of appreciation are always welcome. I’ve never been a selfless person for more than a few hours at a stretch. And for people like me appreciation is a driving force to become selfless. I do not believe that wanting some appreciation is selfish, but I do agree that a person who does not need appreciation is truly selfless. I don’t know a truly selfless person myself. I would like to meet at least one person who is truly selfless.
There would be two people at least to whom I can say that I have been selfless. I have sacrificed a lot of things for them. More for one than the other because there is a difference between them. I have tried my best to be someone who can give and not expect. I have given it my level best to help them out of situations which I could help them out from. More than the help for getting out of tight spots I have tried to teach them whatever little I know about life and I believe, so that may be the problems they think are so big may seem not so big. I have tried to imbibe in them some philosophies that I follow and that I have learnt to produce results. I’ve treated them as my kids (not literally but as much as I could). I’ve been a person who I never realized I had inside me…a person who could give more than take.
…but that me is dying a little more every day. I don’t want it to die but it cannot survive unless it gets some appreciation. It’s the only thing it needs to survive. The closer it gets to death the worse I feel. It feels like I will be losing a beautiful me and becoming what I have always been. It’s happening now and it’s not long before it all ends…if the people for whom I mean this understand please do something about it. It’s a desperate request.