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Being Kind and Unselfish Can Be Rewarding

My wife has a theory - if you give of your heart unselfishly, without any ulterior motives and without any hidden agendas - God will reward you for your actions.
And you know, I truly believe she is right. I have found that to be true on many occasions. Example - It’s a cold winter’s day and a street person ask you for a dollar to get a cup of coffee. If you give it to him out of absolute kindness and then completely forget about it, something good happens to you shortly after. The things here though, is that you can’t for one micro second remember your act of charity and wonder what it might bring you. For as soon as you do, there is no reward.

I have done some unselfish acts in the past (and I am not trying to say that I am a philanthropist) and soon after, I find that I win double or triple on a lottery ticket or I get an unexpected gift from someone else. I don’t know if it’s God way to convince us to be kind and charitable but I do know that it is, indeed, a fact.
sakamato sakamato 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 3, 2007

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Giving without counting the cost is a noble act and God will reward you thousand times. Remember that the person who you helped will not always be the same person who will come to your aid , God will send somebody else to give you the kind of help that is best for your needs.

I just take it for granted that I already am blessed with the "gift" of being in the place and time of the moment that I am able to afford giving and able to assist in anothers needs... fortunate that my my needs have been met. Good Karma is that you arent reaping bad karma..... (actually the popular concept of good karma bad karma is a fallacy... and doesnt exsist.... karma is just karma period.)

The returns of GIVING are just TOO MUCH to put in words!

Great wife and good for you. Good for everyone. As it should be.