Recently, I feel really frustrating over these stuffs: family, love, work, money, friendship etc. A moment when I have no one to consult with, I never forget to bring the books with me. It always gives a good suggestions. “មានសៀវភៅជាមិត្ត ដូចមានបណ្ឌិតជាគ្នា”; however sometimes i prefer to have someone that i could talk to.
Let me share you one article which is extracted from this book(Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff). It could be guiding light for you and me. Enjoy!
“While many of us do nice things for others, we are almost certain to mention our acts of kindness to some else, secretly seeking their approval.
When we share our own niceness or generosity whit someone else, it make us feel like we are thoughtful people, it reminds us of how nice we are and how deserving we are of kindness.
While all acts of kindness are inherently wonderful, there is something even more magical about doing something thoughtful but mentioning it to no one, ever. You always feel good when give to others. Rather than diluting the positive feelings by telling others about our own kindness, by keeping it to yourself you get to retain all the positive feelings.
It’s really true that one should give for sake of giving, not to receive something in return. This is precisely what you are doing when you don’t mention your kindness to others. Your rewards are the warm feeling that comes from the act of giving. The next time you do something really nice for someone else, keep it to yourself and revel in the abundant joy of giving”.
Carlson, R. 1998. Don’t sweat over the small stuff: Simple ways to keep the little things from overtaking your life. Great Britain. Hooder & Stoughton