There is no greater feeling in the world than knowing you are valued for your services. Of course, you may be under or overvalued but value is value. A patient may smile or thank you for providing comfort and easing anxiety. Your employer might decide to release your salary early or even give you a raise. The bottom line is your contribution to the world around you was recognized. Your presence was acknowledged.
Life attains meaning in various ways. One way is through respect and recognition. Know what your true value is. Don’t hesitate to fight for it.