Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Is it just me?

When I had decided that I would make cards for all my family and friends this year, I really just wanted to do something new. I was getting bored of my daily 10-12 and 5-9 part time job. Ok, I'm in the profession where I'm helping everyone else heal, but was not healing myself.

Anyways, so when someone tells me that they loved my cards, or even appreciates it, or even just thanks for the card, I'm over the moon. I get the same good feeling when some of my patients come back and thank me, or just tell me that I helped them heal. It makes it worth my time and day.

But 2 days back, when I made 2 cards, one for my granpa, and one for my couzin sistah, well they never said anything about it. No thanks, no I like it, no anything. Sadly they didn't even acknowledge it at all. My granpa is 85, so I can let it go. But my sitstah? We'd been thru a rough patch and I was trying to smooth things out. And I thought the card would start the road to mending, but sadly it's not to be.

I'll just have to forget that i made anything for her. But on the whole, is it wrong to expect people to appreciate you?
is it just me who feels this way?
As I'm writing this I just wonder about my mom, or for that matter every mom in this world. They're caring, working and being happy, yet without an expectation of thanks. I'll appreciate it more when i become a mom myself. Long time to go!!!

I think i answered my own question. Anyways, here's the card i made for her.
Background paper was downloaded from The template section of inkstains forum.
The envelope in the background was stamped repeatedly with a confetti stamp to give it the border.


  1. Hey Tejal,

    I can totally relate to what you are saying. . .I've been feeling a little discouraged about my blogs because as many readers and subscribers I have, I rarely have any comments. You've been very kind to me and I really appreciate it!

    I often wonder if I'm doing something wrong. . .it just can't be that I have that many readers and no one comments. There's times when I'll ask a question to my readers because I need an opinion and no one responds. I'm getting over the bad feelings and I kind of feel a bit silly for expecting too much but like you said, it's nice when someone recognize or acknowledge your hard work.

    Thank you for commenting my blog and emailing me from time to time . . .it has made me smile when I didn't feel like smiling.


  2. oh! another feminine vicious look at a non-appreciation of own's work.! new afternoon soap story.!

    Nevermind, i would still appreciate your work. they are wouderfull. i too would do lots of art and craft work long time ago.


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