People that Need to Hear "Thank You"
A Good Deed
Most decent people do good things, because they're innately good people. Not being a religious man at all, I do know that many scriptures teach us to do good for good- we shouldn't even need to take credit for such, but do so anonymously when possible.
Well, I didn't learn that from any text. I help people- friends, strangers, and everyone in between because it makes me feel good- not my ego- but my heart. No, I haven't always been this way, and I'm no better than anyone else because of it. Recently, I've done some things for people that are very close to my heart. I often do things without imposing any conditions at all. That's a character flaw in my book; imposing conditions, that is. Although lately, I have decided one thing. These things that I've done are contingent upon NEVER, EVER speaking of it again. I am owed nothing.
To me, this is the only way I can assure that I'm doing it for the right reasons. Of course I know, but this added step of eliminating that horrid Human Ego is an added plus.
Do good for the sake of good. Anything helps. Making someone happy, whether they need "cheering up" or not should make you happy, too. Humanity's been on a downward spiral for centuries. And particularly in the United States (relax, I LOVE my country) where instant gratification, capitalism, return on investment, and competition run rampant, a little "Good for the Sake of Good" can go a long way. I'm not the only one disillusioned with mankind. Maybe if more people could do these things the world could become a better place again.