There are a lot of times where we go about our lives and just do things and expect it to run smoothly. We’re fine when it does and we keep sailing along. But the second something bad happens, many of us freak out. We start screaming and yelling and saying things that are just altogether inappropriate. If something hadn’t interrupted your day, you’d have been fine and probably wouldn’t have noticed what caused your day to be as smooth as it normally is. But when you find out that the world can come to a halt, you are stunned and irate. Have you ever thought about the fact that maybe you should thank the people who do make life go smoothly most of the time? I mean, when things get done and there are no problems, you should really think about it and be grateful! And remember the time when it wasn’t like this. And then thank the people who caused it to go so smoothly. While it may be their job to make things run efficiently, it would be nice for others to acknowledge them from time to time. I know I have certainly felt that way before. I have been in jobs where the only time I got feedback was when the bottom dropped out. That’s not a great strategy for keeping up morale for the workplace or in friendships.
The moral of the story is that people want to feel valued, valuable, appreciated, respected, etc. Is it really that hard?