Most people mean well, they try to do good things and sometimes they wish they did more for others than they actually do but deep down they are good people who mean well.
Have you ever been in a situation where you look back and say, ” I really wish I would have done something” It could have been that you were driving down the road and saw someone on the side of the road with a flat tire and they looked like they needed help but you just kept going. You thought about stopping to see if they were ok or if you could help but you just didn’t for some reason??
We all have been in this situation. Some people dont even hesitate, they just stop imediatly and run over to help others in need and some people just watch as others become the hero of the day, thinking to themselves, ‘why didnt I do something”.
We all have the ability to make a difference in peoples lives everyday, but so few actually do it. They think about it but never actually take action when the moment arises..
It reminds me of the old saying, ” its the thought that counts”. Well that may be true if you forgot to send someone a birthday card or if you were thinking about doing the dishes but you waited to long and your spouse did them and you say, I was just thinking about doing them! and she says, ” Well its the thought that counts” and laughs about it..
But when it comes to doing good deeds or just plain being a good human being and actually going out of your way to help a total stranger, we seem to fall short on our good intentions. why?
We seem to think we are good people and that by not helping someone it doesn’t change the fact that we are good people, So we rationalize with ourselves that we will do it next time or “the next time I see someone in need I will definitely help” but this time I am just to busy or I am late for something or I cant change a tire so it wouldn’t be of help for me to stop anyway.”
In this post I would like to challenge you to make more of an effort next time the situation arises, actually do something for someone else without any expectations of a reward but just because if the tables were turned you would probably want someone to help you..
“The grandest things are , in some ways the easiest to do because there is so little competition.“
We take for granted how good we have it sometimes and we think that people who are having problems or need help probably deserve the circumstances that they find themselves in and that it is their own damn fault for running out of gas or for getting into an accident or for having an old piece of junk for a car, but the truth is that we are all one and interconnected in some way shape or form and that if you happen to be present at the moment that someone needs your help and you “choose” not to do anything, with the attitude that you are still a good person deep down but this time I am just not in the mood to stop and help, than you are missing out on one of the greatest rewards that life has to offer.
It doesnt matter what is on the inside, meaning your intentions, Its only when you act on your intentions that makes them have meaning. It truly is whats on the outside that counts. Its not what you say that matters it is what you do that makes all the difference in this world.
“People judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold but so does a hard boiled egg.” Good Reading
So my challenge is for you to “Do unto others as though you were the others” and you will See rewards that far out way any negatives that could possibly arise from simply being of service to others..
To Your Unlimmited Success,