Were you recognized recently for doing a good deed? Maybe you helped a neighbor, sent a thank-you note, prepared a meal for someone or did some volunteer work.
It’s invigorating to be praised for doing a good deed. There is nothing like feeling good for doing something of value.
When you do good works, enjoy the good feeling you get for doing it. If you also receive some praise then relish that also. But keep your focus on the people that you are helping and not on what you hope to gain.
- Admit that it feels great to be acknowledged for doing good.
- Understand that it’s okay not to be recognized for your good deeds.
- Think of one good deed you can do without that person knowing and then do it.
- Contact someone who has done a good deed for you and thank them.