Do things with kindness
It costs nothing at all to be a nice person in everyday life. Some people only act nice in order to impress others. IMHO that is phoney as heck and only acts to feed said persons ego or look good on someones Facebook timeline or youtube video. The geniune person will gladly help someone and then walk the other way without a thought about advertising the good deed they have just carried out.
If you carry out a good deed does it make you feel warm and fuzzy inside even if nobody else see’s what you did? Or will you only do that deed if you know others are watching?
How i like to be a nice person
A few weeks ago my husband and i were feeling quite sorry for him and could tell he was too proud to ask for help or make a fuss about his daily struggles. So my wife went over and offered our assistance with things like shopping and running every day errands which have become difficult for him. A week passed and other then saying hi in passing we heard nothing. Then last week our neighbour rang and asked if we could top up his gas and electric meters. So obviously my husband went and did it straight away. We then asked if there was anything he needed help with on a daily basis. “if you could just wheel my bin out once a week that would be a great help”. My husband said “sure, but pls let us know if you need anything at all”. We are willing to do anything we can to make his final days a little easier. He is largely alone except when his carer pops in a couple times a week. I cannot imagine what it is like for him knowing that very soon he will no longer be on this earth. It really breaks our hearts but it makes us feel better to know that whenever he needs assistance, he can just pick up the phone, and ask us to go round.
So why are we doing this? Do we get anything out of it? Does it help us in anyway? Yes of course we get something out of it, satisfaction, a feeling of worth and knowing that we are making the final days of a dying mans life a little easier. How would anyone in his position feel? I would hate to be in his shoes with no family around in my final days. When he is gone I will personally do my best to see he gets a good turnout at his send off.
So have we done this to prove we are nice people? Definitely not and this is the first I have spoken about this. Do I feel I am a nice person for doing this? Yes I get a great amount of self satisfaction and I sleep Damn well at night.