I came across this tonight, and it is exactly what I needed to see. This goes out to everyone! Employers, friends, family, etc. The thing that I have learned MOST from people is that when you feel appreciated by others, is that in return, I will try my absolute best for you. It's hard to try your best for others when you DON'T feel appreciated for all the hard work and effort you put in. It just makes everything so much harder. That's when you start to give up and move on. I know for me, in situations like this, I start to feel stressed out and like I'm not doing good enough.
PEOPLE.....be sure to tell others how great they are doing and make them feel appreciated! Say "THANK YOU"! It's the little things that matter most. It may not seem like much, but to me, it is! And that goes a VERRRRY long way. Always be kind, hardworking, and respectful. 😌
"You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you]. Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine. I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me]. If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father's commandments and live on in His love. I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing. This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you. No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends. You are My friends if you keep on doing the things which I command you to do. I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.] You have not chosen Me, but I have....."-in Jn. 15