Whenever someone opens the door for me, I say thank you and smile. Whenever I am on a run and I pass by someone, I always say hello. If we are friends, I will send you random messages throughout the day or week just so you know that you are one someone’s mind. Letting others know that they are important IS important. I have this bad habit of thinking that just because I treat others a certain way, they need to treat me the same way back.
I treat other people very well. I believe that the way that I treat others reflects my personality. I like to let people know that they are special. Whether that means getting someone a random gift, sending someone a random nice message, giving someone a bright smile, or simply just asking someone how their day was. I love letting people know that they mean something to me, because every single person that I come by means something to me. Whether you are a friend, family, or a stranger, I try my best to make you feel appreciated.
But with the ups, there is always a down. My biggest issue is that I believe that since I treat people this way, they have to treat me with the same respect. "Treat others the way you want to be treated." This hardly ever happens. I have some bad habits of letting my anger get the better of me in some situations. Example being… When I hold the door open for someone and they don’t say thank you, I will release the door mid-hold and say you’re welcome. Sometimes they will see what they did and say thank you (and yes, then I feel like an asshole), but other times, I swear they don’t even know the meaning behind the phrase ‘thank you’. Yes daddy, I learned this from you! It just bothers me that people do not know how to say a 2-syllable phrase…
I also expect a lot when it comes to being friends with others. I give friendships my ALL. I don’t half ass things, and I know I have said that 100x before, but it is true. You get my entire heart or you get none of it. I will make sure to make you feel loved, wanted, and cherished… but when I start to feel that the friendship has turned one sided, I will start to back off.
I like making people happy. I love to be the reason that other people smile. To be able to hear people say that I inspire them means more to me than anyone will ever know.
I may expect too much from others, and sometimes I don’t get the same level of respect back from others that I give, but in the end, it is still all worth it to me. I have gotten screwed over in the past and I am aware of that, but I would still do it all over again because for the amount of time that I had, I was able to make them happy.
Bottom line, do what you do best, even if you are not given applause for it. I love people whether they treat me good or bad, it is worth the struggle to me because it makes me feel good to make others feel good. After all, the quickest way to get out of a bad mood is to put someone else in a good mood! Life isn't fair and you sure as hell will be let down many of times. Finding what is worth the let down is tricky but definitely possible.