You’ve got JJ today. The theme continues with 21 reasons . . . but, given I don’t mind posting (long as I have some sort of idea what to write about) . . . I opted for 21 reasons for doing anything someone might request of us—long as it’s decent, legal, and something within our capacity/capability of doing (and, if it’s not, we find or suggest an option).
It’s something that:
- is kind to do
- we do from the heart
- makes us happy
- makes us a better person
- we don’t intentionally seek gratitude for
- results in the requesting person smile
- lessens the requesting person’s load (and that’s a great thing)
- is supportive / helpful / enlightening
- provides purpose
- offers a sense of satisfaction
- isn’t a big deal, so we do it with a smile
- makes us feel good / accomplished
- we learn from
- could inspire others
- enhances our self-confidence or self-respect
- may help us meet new people / make new friends
- prompts us to do/give your best
- may alleviate our own sense of apprehension / stress / sadness by focusing on the task (in other words, it distracts)
- sets a good example / inspires others (to be equally giving)
- may result in us getting assistance when we require it
- good = good (there’s that cosmos / kismet belief that if you do good, you receive good).
So, there you have it—my contribution to 21 reasons. Nothing mind-blowing or earth-shattering. Just some food for thought.
I’m curious as to what Cousin Reynalda will come up with for Saturday’s post. Linda and I saw her frantically jotting notes this morning as she gulped back a mega-sized mug of coffee (her fourth). Linda’s thinking “scary”, I’m thinking “melodramatic” (he-he).