imageSocial Media has changed the whole meaning of good deeds. My news feed is sometimes filled with the good deeds people are doing. While I am happy people are doing good deeds, weren’t most people taught to just DO good deeds? What did our parents and the generation before them do when they did a good deed? Did they hang signs outside their houses? Did they use their house phone to tell their closest friends that they just did something nice for someone?

Posted good deeds seem a little like self satisfaction. When you do a good deed and share about it on social media is it really a good deed? It kind of seems it is no longer about the good deed and more about sharing what you are doing for yourself, not for other people. While good deeds do in fact make you feel good, you should leave it there where it makes you feel good, in your heart.

If you share the great things you are doing, I think people will begin to question your greatness. Great people typically love to go unnoticed. Great people don’t gloat. Great people are great because they don’t know it. I hope people would stop doing things to boast and post. Do it silently and unnoticed. It is so much cooler and seems so much more genuine.
By the way, I just held the door for someone. ?

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5 Comments

  1. Kelly Mitchell on July 26, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Ahhh, but what if sharing inspires someone to do a good deed of their own? 😉



  2. Kristi on July 26, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    I should have specified that some things should be posted….Community service, missions trips, volunteering, etc… But the other stuff should maybe just inspire the person who received the gift and then hopefully they pay it forward. ❤️



  3. Adrianne Delgado on July 27, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Great post. It reminded me of the Friends episode where Phoebe looks for a selfless act



  4. Jeannette carlton on July 30, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Totally agree with you!



  5. 運動彩券 on September 18, 2016 at 2:08 am

    WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..extra wait .. ?



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