Have you done a good deed lately?
A couple of weeks ago, I was told that Depew business owner, Gino, who owns Goldsmithís of Buffalo, did a good deed. I definitely thought he deserved some recognition and I thought we could all do more good deeds.
Apparently, what happened is he found a kidís wallet with a Metro payroll check in it so he called Metroís human resource department and he inquired about how to return it. Since he already had the kid's name and address and only needed the phone number to contact him, he was given the number and the wallet was returned.
In all honesty, there are some of us who would have kept the wallet and wouldnít have made the effort to return the wallet. Itís sad, but true.
Sometimes I think we only hear about the negative in the world and we forget about those who do good and the millions who go unnoticed for the good deeds they do every day. Maybe we need to pay attention a little better.
Doing something good for someone else can even make you feel better about yourself - itís true. Doing a good deed is not just what is acceptable or expected; these days it is an outright surprise, and a good one at that. Try it; you will be surprised at how it brightens even the darkest, foulest of days.
It could be something as simple as holding a door for someone. Some people are so appreciative when I take a minute to hold the door them, which in a way is kind of sad that this isnít a normal occurrence. I always get a smile and a thank you.
I think it all comes down to is how you would like to be treated. If you would like someone to help you when you need help opening a door, than do so for others. It takes no time, costs you nothing, but earns you much in making this world a little bit of a better place.
Although not everyone will be as receptive and outwardly gracious for the help you offer, you get the benefit of knowing that somewhere in there, they probably really appreciated it and you actually did assist them.