getting credit

One of my friends used some of my work to promote a great cause and told me that I could write anything I wanted to about myself to add to it.

Now I am always pretty proud of my work, but when it’s used to promote something charitable I rarely see it as something I *need* to take credit for. In fact, I would never even consider that as part of the package. I realize that not everyone has the same attitude though, and that’s fine. I’m just a low maintenance kinda gal.  

It has nothing to do with being humble, and I was beyond flattered that she even considered adding my name, or recognizing me, especially when it didn’t add anything at all to her bottom line. To me, she stood tall in that moment.

Believe it or not, there are times you give 100% of yourself and people will still leave your name out of the mix and never acknowledge you were ever there.

When someone chooses to recognize your contribution to their cause, or even to the quality of their lives, by publicly recognizing your part by letting others know that you participated, that means more than demanding to be recognized. And when someone totally ignores your part in their journey because of what others might think, or need, at least you have the joy of having been present and real in that moment and no one can take that away from you.

Getting or giving credit or recognition starts with you and ends with you and those that offer credit with no strings attached are some of the best folks in the world. ❤

I do wonder sometimes why people allow the opinions of others guide their generosity in giving someone credit. I do wonder why they choose to pretend you might not exist, simply because of politics.

About Madeline Scribes

A writer with a sense of humor. If anyone can laugh at life, it's me.
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