Sometimes I feel underappreciated and sometimes I KNOW I'm underappreciated.....that's when I "go on strike" and just let it all pile up for a few days. People start to get the hint then and do a few things for themselves. That's also when the appreciation starts again.
I've also found that taking myself out for something special......(I love to junk store/pawn shop/thrift store explore) makes me feel better. Concentrating on how underappreciated I feel makes me feel much worse and getting out makes me feel much better, even if it is for a brief period of time.
My big buy yesterday was a new DirectTV remote from the junk store....$1.00 and now programmed to the TV, audio system, and DVD in our den. Now both my husband and I have one next to us in the evenings and can mute those irritating commercials. I figure that's about $20.00 saved from the "real" price. It's a small thing, but it gives me a little thrill to find a useful item without breaking the bank. I do hate clutter though, so I clean out and give away on a regular basis.
Smiles to everyone this week. Smiles are contageous and I'm going to try today to make at least one other person smile. :)
Failed fusion L5-S1, Pituatary damage, HGH Def, Fibro, Bladder surgery failure, Nissen Failure, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CTS (Bilateral Surgery completed), CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Vit D, A, Magnesium deficiency, Pre-glaucomic (sp?), HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia, Edema, too many Drug/Food allergies, sensitivites, and current meds to list.