While I enjoy social media, I all-too-often find myself shaking my head at some of the things people share on Facebook. Here’s this week’s winner.
I am barreling toward my sixtieth birthday, so you bet, I can think of loads of stuff I wish I’d not done and lots more things I wish I had done, but, you bet your ass, I have NEVER regretted doing GOOD.
I have been disappointed when my kindness has gone unappreciated, discredited, or mocked; I have been angry when someone I felt deserved kindness proved to be a total jerk (but who, as do we all, still deserved kindness); I have felt heartache when I gave something of myself to someone who disrespected it;
But I have NEVER regretted doing GOOD.
We do GOOD because it is the right thing to do.
It is not about how the recipients of our goodness behave. If you do something with the goal of getting something from another, in return, that is not doing GOOD; that is making a deal.
Doing GOOD is its own reward. What are you waiting for? Reward yourself.