While this infogaphic is really all in good fun (I mean none of us truly expect to be rewarded for doing what we should do in the first place), there is a good old fashioned lesson behind it. We don’t give ourselves enough credit or others enough recognition.
Think about it – we’re all going through life, learning as we go along. No one can really and truly prepare anyone else for the battles, joys, struggles, or victories they’ll experience in life. We all have our own path to walk and no one has ever walked the exact same path before, nor will they ever walk the exact same path in the future.
It’s ours… all ours! (insert maniacal laughter… just for the heck of it)
We should pause from time to time and give ourselves credit for coming through what we’ve come through and, at the risk of sounding a little dramatic, for the fact that we are still standing.
What’s more, we should give the people in our lives respect, recognition, and even a much-welcomed pat on the back just as often. They, too, have overcome their own battles and they too are still standing.