Seldom do we know the results of such a good deed. But it is not the knowing, but the doing that makes it a good deed.
I personally do not wait until Christmas to engage in doing good deeds.
I find that my daily routine will normally include assisting in some way that results in providing a good deed for the environment. Whether this be picking up a nail in the parking lot, providing a meal for a homeless street person, assisting an elderly person with their packages, or just providing a smile to a passing stranger; it is my simple way of providing what I can.
Recently, I sat at lunchtime in a park speaking with a street person while sharing my large lunch. He informed me that he did not want to have the same lifestyle as mine, because he could not handle the pressures of it.
He stated that he was very fortunate in his current environment because good people like me always assisted him when he needed it. He also showed me a picture album of all his travels. The pictures did not contain any photos of him, but only postcards of the cities he had visited.
At the end of this viewing, he quietly said, "Have you been to that many wonderful places?"
I answered that I had not.
He then said, "Too bad, cause you would meet other nice people like yourself."
Then he was off with his little knapsack - smiling and greeting other strangers as he walked away.
That wonderful fall meeting will remain in my memory banks forever.