It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Chapter 4, Page 21, Book 20

Look for no reward in goodness but goodness itself.

Author Unknown

April 21ST - goodness is it’s own reward.

Be not simply good; be good for something.

Henry David Thoreau

Sad as it seems we always hear more about the bad going on in the world than we hear about the good. But there is a lot of good out there.  Sometimes we ask our selves if it is even worth being good. We question our values, It’s totally on us to choose our reactions. 

The joy of doing good for others is the reward for doing good for others.  So let us keep on doing good to others.  It’s a great feeling when you do something good for another.  It’s a feeling money cannot buy.  

Goodness is moral excellence, virtue or the state of being good, wholesome.  It has tremendous power to move people to do what is good and beneficial for others.  We don’t have to be good to receive good. It involves doing good things even toward those who may be thankless and unappreciative.

While being just, impartial, honest, morally upright, the good man is also understanding and sympathetic..  He really cares about people. He looks for opportunities to express kindness and consideration, willingly and egerly aiding those in need. He unselfishly  cares for others, giving of himself  

What you give you will get.  There is more happinesses in giving than there is in receiving.  The goodness in this world is the reason humanity still exists.  It’s good people that make good places. Virtue is it’s own reward.

He that does good for good’’s sake, seeks neither praise or reward, but he is sure of both in the end.

William Penn


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Do all the good you can... whenever you you can...

Mevely317 said...

I like this definition of the "good man." Understanding, sympathy and unselfishness are wonderful traits to possess -- or at least, to emulate until they become habitual. So grateful for several (wo)men I know who define goodness.

betty said...

It is good that the news is also featuring good stories along with all the bad stuff going on these days. I like to see how people are reaching out to help others during this time of uncertainty. There is certainly a lot of good going on these days!


jack69 said...

YOu wrapped that up very well with that short statement, YOu will get what you give. SWEET.
Love from our home to yours.
Sherry and jack