Giving Without Recognition #DontSweatAdventure

Chapter 8 of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff focuses on giving without recognition. The title of the chapter gave me a good laugh, Do Something For Someone Else – And Don’t Tell Anyone About It. The reason for seeing humor in this is sort of my nighttime ritual on Twitter. I try to share something regarding a way to pay it forward every night. And my tweet begins with “Do Something Nice For Someone Else”.

Quite a coincidence that this is the first chapter a group of Inspiring Social Media is working on along with Universal Women. The message is that it is great to help others, but that you lessen the good of these actions when you tell someone about it.

I am part of the Pay It Forward movement where I try to help strangers as often as possible. It is done without recognition, but with the hope that it will be passed along to someone else. After reading Chapter 8, I recognize that my acts of kindness are not done quietly. I often write blog posts, include my belief in bios or “about yourself” questionnaires.

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Doing good, being generous, helping out should be done without the expectation of getting anything in return. We all learn that, don’t we? Most of would say that we do this, but if we look at this realistically, we’ll realize it is not necessarily true. And we miss out the biggest blessings – the complete delight in having a giving nature.

I’m not sure it is possible to accomplish giving without recognition, but I will be working on it. The Pay It Forward movement is the best way to meet this goal. When I give without sharing my name and having the only expectation of others following through in return, I am sharing the joy of giving.

One of my favorite quotes about giving:

When you give and share and expect something in return, like a compliment, a simple thanks, a favor or whatever it is, then you are not really loving. You are actually doing business. Why? Because business is about expecting returns. Love simply delights in giving and sharing unconditionally.” you give and share and expect something in return, like a compliment, a simple thanks, a favor or whatever it is, then you are not really loving. You are actually doing business. Why? Because business is about expecting returns. Love simply delights in giving and sharing unconditionally. by Joel Randymar

I am taking part in the Universal Women’s Don’t Sweat Adventure in association with Inspiring Social Media.

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Connie Roberts

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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Comments

  1. What I am now seeing out there in the world, despite all the evil, are many good people who are on the same path as we are; just trying to make the world a better place, one small step or gesture at a time. I love the Joel Randymar quote at the end of your blog. Keep striving to Do One Nice Thing and pay it forward. I’m right beside you. BTW: coincidentally we share the same last name!

  2. positive good! negative not so much:)