"The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned."
-W. Somerset Maugham
Sometimes, not receiving appreciation is better than receiving appreciation. When you do something good, its nice for people to notice. It makes you feel good about yourself. But there are some acts of love that are so strong that they should be quieter. Love that lasts you the longest is the love that people don't bother to return to you, especially if they either don't know it was you or just don't think that it was you. I know this might sound crazy, but the subtle everyday acts that nobody notices are special for you to be doing are the most special ones. Like doing someone's small household chore for them, without them even noticing. Or perhaps helping someone out with something without them asking you to (if they're the type of person that would let you do that). There are so many small acts that might seem everyday to the people you're doing them for, so the first thought that comes to their minds likely won't be that you just did something super nice for them and they need to thank you immediately. But you know you did it and you feel the love just from making someone else feel loved... Whether they know it or not. This type of love lasts a whole lot longer than the type that people notice and swoon over until you start to regret even doing it. Actually that's not true. You will just wish that they would stop. A little bit of praise is always good, but excess becomes uncomfortable. But seriously, the love that makes you feel love for the longest are the things where the love isn't necessarily returned.