We do what we do because it is our job. We do what we do because we said we would. We do what we do because each of us finds our own intrinsic value in it. We do what we do to make a difference or to take on a challenge. We do what we do for different reasons and sometimes we do it "just because." We are not in it for the glory or the recognition but we are known to work for food.
We absolutely do not do it to get thanks. Maybe that’s why they mean so much when they come our way.
You are welcome.