Think about it, is your caregiving motivated by ego or your higher self?
An ego is the hardest thing to manage!
Egotism is a beast and is also addictive. The more you feed this beastie the more ravenous it becomes.
If your self-worth is dependent on the flattery of others, you put yourself at their mercy. This is unpleasant when you are a caregiver because others may not always be willing to comply or be helpful. You will be trying to please others and sacrifice yourself in the process.
People are notoriously in-consistent. Once you allow yourself to recognize this fact you can empower yourself from your altruistic side or your higher self.
Your caregiving, once lead by your higher self to do good for the simple joy of doing good will reenergize you!
If praise comes your way great, if it doesn’t, that’s okay, too! You know you are doing the right things and you feel self-nourished.
So let your heart lead the way, not always your head!