I want approval,
So I work to please others.
I seek accolades,
So I put in more time than anyone.
I must be remembered!
So I devote my time to selfless acts.
I make every effort to not offend,
So I don’t speak my mind.
I live to be noticed,
So I won’t be invisible.
In the end
have I pleased anyone?
Is acknowledgment given with rolled eyes?
Are my acts selfless or selfish?
Am I lost in the crowd?
Do I feel used and abused?
Do I ever take a stand?
Am I invisible?
Note: I wrote this after reading a book about women who try too hard and end up wearing themselves to a frazzle. Trying to be all things to all people is a sure road to becoming an emotional and physical train wreck.
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