"The Life of a Do-Gooder"

Thank you Niran

Relaxed, sitting and 'imagining' a life of prosperity, a life of abundance. A life filled with hope and love. Imagining a selfless life, in which my heart is naturally eager to do things to help others. A life that is filled with so many blessings, it’s easy to do what’s good. To find that life…

I was looking for you! "How’d you find me?" I continued to do good! "How did that lead you to me?" No matter what happened to me, my heart would ask the same question. “Can you continue to do good?”

Whenever I was in need, my heart would ask me, “can you still give? Can you continue to do good?”

Whenever I was in pain, my heart would ask me, “can you still comfort others? Can you continue to do good?”

Whenever I suffered loss, my heart would ask me, “can you still be grateful? Can you continue to do good?”

Whenever I was wronged and upset, my heart would ask me, “can you still forgive? Can you continue to do good?”

Whenever I was treated poorly, my heart would ask me, “can you still treat them well? Can you continue to do good?”

Whenever days seemed tough, my heart would ask me, “can you still hope? Can you continue to do good?"

Whenever I was suffering, my heart would ask me, “can you still be there for your loved ones? Can you continue to do good? Can you still 'be' love? Though you suffer, can you focus on others and continue to do good?”

Sometimes I thought—'is this worth it?' Then I remembered…

“So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.” (1 Peter 4:19 NIV)

And I realized that through it all, 'you,' the life I was searching for, were with me the entire time, speaking true life into my heart; teaching and encouraging me to be an example no matter the circumstances. Having 'you' alone is enough. You are the way and the truth and the 'life.' And I feel as though you’ve found me! Thankful, I will continue to do good.

 

Love,

-WUL-