I have had my fair share of these people, probably more than the average, but I reckon these beings would lose a limb if they stop to say "Thank You."
Well, colour me stubborn, but I refuse to believe that the entire humanity has bred ungrateful clones. I am sure that somewhere out there, there is one soul who is thankful enough he or she still lives.
These days, I can only see that we have all become too busy bitching, being envious, getting jealous, or trying our best to accomplish what others can only dream of, we have often, if not always, forgotten to be grateful for the small favours we get. Why? Gee, I don't know, maybe because it's "un-cool" to be mushy. Or perhaps because we believe we worked hard to be where we are. Yeah, sure, right. I mean, are you the only author of your life? Did you come from a nut that fell off a tree? Really? I don't think so. Sue me.
Listen, look around you. Think hard. You will not be where you are now if not for people that have touched your life and have helped you in small or big ways to get there. It could have been anyone, not just your parents. Someone. Somebody. A person you may have long forgotten as you now bask in your wealth and success. Get a grip. Why don't you just stop for a short moment and think about who you owe some gratitude? It is not going to kill you. It may even be life-changing.
And for all those unsung heroes, those people who "habitually" extend themselves to lend a helping hand, I hope you continually keep doing good and expect nothing in return, for it hurts not to be appreciated and recognized. I hope you don't get tired because sooner than later, the law of life pays you back a thousand-fold.
And for everyone who has helped me become Who I Am, thank you. I am still a work in progress but I am getting there.
I found this in an old file and I truly think this human being has lived a life of Selflessness, worthy of emulation and at the very least, respect.
Mother Teresa aptly titled her poem, "DO IT ANYWAY".
"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, at it may never be enough; Give your best anyway.
You see, in the final analysis it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway"