Do you think of doing a good deed a day, sometimes? Or often? How do you help others?
What do you do that is helpful to people you know, or, do not know? How do you help them?
How are they better off and how do you feel about yourself? How does it feel good?
Good deeds are very powerful, not only for the giver and the recipient of the favor, but also for society as a whole. This list explains the many benefits of performing good deeds, random acts of kindness and other types of generous favors. read more
Helping people for the sole benefit of blessing them is such a rewarding feeling! I wish that I could (read: take my thoughts off myself and put them onto others) help other every day. Some ways that I have helped others in the past is done projects for missionaries who need some extra help, doing some receipts for people, cleaning houses, grading papers, making desserts, etc. I had the idea one time that it might be fun to get a gift card (i.e. $5 Starbucks gift card) and leave it for someone with a note. I'm always looking for some great and creative ways to bless people.
I really don't "think" about helping people, but I'm a helpful person by nature so if I find myself in a situation where someone is struggling, I step in. It might be as little as helping someone in the market who can't reach something. And yes, it feels wonderful. If I could help someone everyday of my life, I would be fulfilled.
Every day throughout the day I strive to make each moment better and better, for myself and for the world. My bottom line is the Golden Rule, which is easier to apply to some than to others. Kindness can make a big difference, both for the giver and for the receiver, through kind actions, kind gestures, kind words.
Perhaps the kindness is not noted at the time by the recipient; perhaps it never is noted. For example, today I held a door open for a woman in a wheelchair; she did not look at me, nor did she thank me. As I started to go through the door, another women pushed past me, and she didn't bother to thank me, either. I felt rather sad for them that they both looked so disgruntled that they could not even acknowledge this courtesy; their day might have improved dramatically if they had remembered the Golden Rule, but they didn't at that point --- perhaps later? I just went on my way, still basking in another day and looking forward to both the anticipated and unexpected twists and turns of the day.
Those times in which it has been noted immediately, I can sense an atmosphere of peacefulness, and stress dissipates. Within myself, there is no stress in my body, and my outlook is mellow. It's a winning situation.
No, I don't think about it. I do a good deed when the opportunity presents itself. You know, that Random acts of Kindness thing.
Agreed that doing a good deed should be natural. I work with the disabed on a day to day basis, and even if they are hard to understand, they do appreciate gentle guidance.Clearly, there is much more to this concept to be accomplished.
What a beautiful question -
I thoroughly enjoy helping others. It brings me great joy to be able to help someone do something. I suppose that is why I enjoy teaching. Teaching can reach beyond the classroom and I try to extend it throughout my life.
Supporting Good Deeds - One of the ways I enjoy sharing a good deed is by keeping an eye on the students in the hallway. Someone will almost always drop a book or an item. Usually a passerby will do the right thing and help them (others push past them and ignore them). I make it a point to praise the student that stopped to help and I thank them for doing the right thing. I believe simple courtesy and good manners should be rewarded and modeled. I hope that by doing this - the student will carry this belief into adulthood.
Yes, it does feel good - the smiles I get in return are priceless
I try to be the best person I can every day... I try to help I try not to hurt, I try to motivate and inspire others. How I do it?
I call people who are old and isolated, sick or bed ridden. I am there for my family and my friends and advise and support the best I can, even stranger on Hubpages or elsewhere... because we need to be, feel, give Love. Love is the source of life and goodness, health and happiness, we need to be generous of it and receive and nurture it.
I work on volunteering as soon as possible.
Another thing, I open my Bible and let myself be infused with the Love of Jah. God is great and the love that is described in so many situations is pure and reminds us of what we need to keep in mind for ourselves and others, it gives the strength and the knowledge to lead our lives, enjoy the moments and teach our children right.
That source of love and wisdom is so infinite.
Love and peace to all.
I try to keep it in mind to do a good deed, even if it's to try not to take the big piece of cake, let someone else have it.
Sometimes I do go out of my way to help someone, as people help me, and it feels good.
It is certainly very important to do good deeds, no matter what is going on in my life. Sometimes, when I remember, pausing in the day to really listen to someone, give them my number (in case they need to talk about something) helps not only the person but myself. I'm reminded how hard life is and how it is better to share it, the good the bad and the ugly.
When I forget all this, which I do, I get too wrapped up in myself. Sad.
I really don't think of doing a good deed every day, however, I am always trying to help others, whether it be a needy person on the street, a mother who is having a hard time getting in a door, or just being cordial to others that I meet each day. You never know what your good deeds or cheerful greeting may accomplish in those that we see and what good it will bring about in response. I was a teacher for a good many years and I always treated my co-workers, parents, and children, in a way that would be a blessing to them each day, or, it is what I tried to do. I believe that we were created by a benevolent God to spread His good works on this earth for as long as we are given a chance. I can appreciate the great help that I received by others, even strangers,and how much it meant to me. I hope to spread the word forever...pass it on that we are all brothers and sisters and share the good earth with one another.
Doing good deeds is not something I consciously think about or put a number on. I just try to be nice to people and help them when I can. It makes them smile and it makes me feel good...for me, it's just an automatic response.
by Frank P. Crane 4 years ago
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by suraj78 8 years ago
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by Peeples 2 years ago
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by Ann Carr 6 years ago
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by milleramanda53 5 years ago
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