I was talking to something this week who was feeling left out of things at work and with his family. He is someone who invariably jumps in to solve problems, help others, and do the work others prefer to pass on.
Even though he likes to help others achieve their goals, he was feeling taken for granted. As odd as this sounds, I asked him if he took himself for granted.
My friend actually paused and thought about it before giving me a reply. He realized that unless he values himself, no one else will. As simple as that may sound, it is SO true.
Appreciation started from the self and then has the potential to ripple out.
Experiment and see what happens.
Enjoy your day,