No reward needed… Just give of yourself and expect nothing in return… that is really a great feeling. Reducing the suffering of others is the highest and most rewarding joy we can have in our lives. If our giving is recognized, that is a wonderful experience, in itself in a new unit of time, particularly if unexpected.
Someone recently mentioned to us that if they are doing their job right, nobody notices. Trust should naturally flow between us, bringing with it an unspoken expectation of performance underlying our relationship. Sometimes, it is only when things go wrong that people speak up. But that is OK… if our intentions were right in the first place.
But, all this lack of expectation of reward, does not relieve us of recognizing the good work of others. There is a real joy in offering meaningful and honest praise to those that are delivering what we need and want.
Blessings to all.