My cousin posted something on Facebook that made me uncomfortable.
She just asked if people would share something good that they did for someone else and how the good came back to them. She stated that it isn’t bragging to tell the good that you’ve done for people and how it came back to you.
Even when I was answering the question, I became uncomfortable because it did feel like I was bragging.
I think in my case it’s easier for me to share the things that happen to me instead of the good that I do for other people.
I asked myself why am I uncomfortable telling people some of the good things that I’ve done for other people and how it’s helped me and how the good came back to me.
My answer was that it does feel like bragging when I tell some people about the good that I’ve done. It feels to me like I’m waving a flag telling the other person that I’m a good person.
Because I’m a nurse, I do good things for people every time that I go to work. When I do some thing nice for my patients, I end up telling them that I’m just doing my job. Some patients tell me that no I’m not just doing my job, I’m being a good person.
Then I had another thought after answering that Facebook post.
What if that is what is needed in this world? What if the world needs more people to talk about the good that they do and how it makes their lives better?
Doing good things makes good things come back to you.
For example, I was grocery shopping and I was checking out. The guy in front of me was done and he was leaving. I saw that he had left his wallet on the counter. I waited a few seconds cause I was waiting for the cashier to say something to the guy. The cashier didn’t say anything. I don’t know if the cashier saw the wallet or not. I picked up the wallet and walked to the guy and gave him back his wallet. He thanked me and told me that he didn’t live around here and would not have known where he left his wallet. A few days later, when I was checking out of the hotel before I was going to work, 2 cars parked behind my car in the parking lot. I was concerned because if I backed out I was going to hit one of the cars. A guy that was there helped me to get my car out of the parking space without hitting any of the cars. I thanked the guy after helping me. The good that I had put out into the Universe came back to me.
The energy that you put out into the world, whether good or bad, comes back to you.
Being a nurse, sometimes I go to work and teach the patients and sometimes the patients teach me things. I wish I could tell the story of the best patient that I had but its not my story to tell. This patient had so many things going wrong but the patient had the best attitude. The patient had a very gracious attitude and aura. I loved going into this patient’s room and being around the patient. This patient taught me that no matter what the circumstances are, you can choose to be happy. I will always remember this patient. The patient was doing good things by just being gracious and thankful.
Some times just being yourself is doing a good deed. That is how you change the world.
The world needs more people willing to do good things and share the good things that they do for other people. Doing good things not only helps the other person but it also helps you too.
In the comments, share some good things that you have done for other people and how it came back to you. It’s not bragging.