But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. – Matthew 6:3

Secret Kindness

Has someone ever done something special for you anonymously? Didn’t it make you feel wonderful?

There was a doctor who had been practicing medicine for over 30 years in a small Arkansas town. He was called before the State Medical Board because it had been reported that the doctor kept no written records of his patients’ medical histories. The doctor admitted that he kept all patient information in his head but avoided having his license revoked when it was discovered that he was the only doctor in the small town and treated most of his patients at no charge.

A 16-year-old student wrote out 1,986 sticky notes. Each said, “You’re beautiful“.  She stuck one to every locker in her entire school. Her dream was that for at least one day, everyone would know that someone thought they were beautiful. (excerpt from the Huffington Post)

When was the last time you did something special for someone else without taking credit for the effort? You would be amazed at how something simple can be such a blessing, not only to the receiver, but also to you.

Make a habit of doing a secret kindness for someone each and every day. Not only will you be able to shed happiness on others, but you, too, will surely be blessed!

– Steve Arterburn

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. – John Wooden

A purposeful act or extension of kindness to another is never wasted, for it always resides in the hearts of all involved in a chain of love. – Molly Friedenfeld