Do you expect rewards? Watch this moving video.

The video I am sharing with you today actually brought tears to my eyes.  How often do we expect recognition for the things we do for others when the better thing is to simply be kind and thoughtful with no expectation of reward? Just knowing someone has been blessed through us should be its own reward.

Perhaps this video is food for thought.

Do you have anything to share about something good that came from your kindness? Perhaps you like to do kind things anonymously?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

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4 responses to “Do you expect rewards? Watch this moving video.

  1. I love this video!
    I always try to do so much for others without expecting anything. But, the problem I’ve found is that when you do it for so long with nothing to show for it, not even a thank you, you begin to wonder if anyone notices, if anyone cares. I try to push down those feelings but they do creep in from time to time. I wonder if I am worth anything to anyone with the amount of stuff I do. I guess that’s the life of a caregiver. I know my husband loves me. And I know he can’t do much to help out around the house. But when I do things for others outside the house, over and over and over, it’s like….sometimes I wonder “Why bother?” But I continue to do it anyway. Because that’s who I am. I love to love, and if I can’t show you how much I love you, then my heart hurts. I don’t even know if this makes sense. But that’s how it is.

    I’ve been randomly putting up post-it notes in public places to help others see the positive, to see their worth and beauty. Check out this post I did about it…
    http://caringforaveteran.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/changing-perspective/

    If only we all could change our perspective and spread the positive, maybe this world would be a better place. ❤

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    Caring for My Veteran

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    • Thank you so much, Jamie, for this wonderful post. The videos I found on your blog are excellent.

      What you said makes a lot of sense. I think doing for others has to be balanced with what we need in our own lives, making sure to keep ourselves nurtured while addressing the needs of others. Sometimes we are taken for granted by others, our help is expected and therefore becomes less appreciated, but it’s also nurturing for a giver, a caregiver, to be able to give and help.

      I so agree with you about spreading the positive. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

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  2. This is a wonderful video. Thanks so much for it. Sorry I´m so late in watching it but also so glad I did. XO

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