"Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think." Henry Wadworth Longfellow
Learning to give--without expecting anything in return--is a law of leadership, according to Charlie "Tremendous" Jones. This means even expecting to be thanked. If we stand around waiting to be thanked we will waste valuable time that could be used giving something else. If something is expected in return then that is trading and not giving.
The more one gives even if no one seems to notice or appreciate it all is not lost because one's capacity to give is growing as well as one's ability to be an effective leader.