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When Small Good Deeds Payoff

Updated on August 10, 2013

A Nice Surprise

Being our own guide

To what makes sense and what is not neccessary

Going with a feeling and so glad we did

Reacting on an impulse

Following an urge

The bottom line is always clear

As soon as the dust disappears

Wanting more out of life

Getting the satisfaction of giving

Then being totally surprised

When you are noticed and mentioned by your peers

Once again you can pat yourself on the back

For going up and beyond

Seeing no limits

What started out as second nature

Was more fun than we could have ever done


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      DREAM ON 3 years ago

      Au fait If you start small with little things like holding the door for someone or letting someone in line at the grocery store go first when they only have a few things or if you see their in a hurry. The bigger deeds become automatic like helping a friend out if their moving without them asking you first. Maybe switching your hours at work because they need a day off. You are left with a feeling so great that is better than any reward. Who knows maybe in the future somebody might just help you when you need it the most. Thank you so much for reading and passing along a good deed.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Everyone should do some good deeds everyday, it's a great habit to cultivate, and you're right that it makes a person feel good.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Micheal-Milec Life and people are amazing.I am so happy to be alive and well.Thanx for sharing and may your day go exceptionally well.

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      Micheal -Milec 4 years ago

      Hi dream-on.

      So pleasant when you follow your heart doing good and your peers recognize it.

      Am I repeating myself, by saying " its more blessed to give than to receive?!"- still true.

      voted up and beautiful

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      DDE Sharing life and all the fun through imagination and creativity.Every day is a new surprise.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A wonderful feeling indeed doing pleasant deeds.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      epbooks I love to hear when other people do good deeds as well.I think we all deserve to be noticed.Good deeds take effort and kindness from the heart.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.

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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      It starts to become a pleasant habit- doing good deeds. The feeling is a great one. Thanks for posting this!

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee It doesn't take much to do a little more to make someone happy.We just have to be creative.Thanx so much for sharing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. Enjoyed this. It's the special things that mean alot.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Mhatter99 When you do something because you feel it in your heart that it was the right thing to do.In some small way fulfills a basic need to help others.kidscrafts Being noticed is always a plus and reminds us we are doing the right thing.Encourages me to do more when I get the feelings I adore.Sparklea A beautiful balance where it is a win /win.I love the term you and your sister use a "glad surprise"Many times in life words are reason enough to satisfy my pleasure.Thanx so much everyone for all your wonderful comments.Enjoy your day.

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      Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      Voted up and useful. The title is perfect, "When Small Good Deeds Pay Off." My sis and I refer to these occurrences as a "glad surprise."

      There is nothing more joyful than giving and being thankful for every minute of life. Then these unexpected blessings just happen!

      It is a win-win for both parties...the giver, and the one being given to...then the glad surprise later! Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Good for you, Dream-On! It's always rewarding to be recognized by your peers! Nice surprise! Enjoy your Sunday!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Quite right.