People always try to impress others instead of focusing on themselves. If you have someone in your life who loves you they should be the only one you want to try to impress. If you ever have to go out of your way just to be noticed by someone else other than your lover, then you are pathetic. You shouldn’t try so hard to receive someone else’s gratitude when you’re already receiving that which you want from your lover. In the end you’re hurting yourself and your relationship by focusing on someone who in a few years time may not even matter to you.
Open your eyes and see that what’s in front of you, what your are given right now, is what you should focus on most.