Your acts of kindness really do have a ripple effect.
You see someone in need.
-Do you proceed to act from instinct?
-Do you feel a desire to help, out of love for another human being?
-Do you act from a sense of duty?
Does it really matter what your impetus is for kindness? Your result is the same. You have assisted someone in need. They will
benefit. Even if they do not thank you at that time, it is something that they will likely consciously and/or subconsciously recall. Then when someone else is in need, they may recall the help and kindness that they received when they needed it most. You never really know how your acts of kindness play out around the world. But they DO.
The most ripple effects of kindness often occur after acts of discomfort and violence in our world.
But the best type of kindness is the ones that occur daily and often go unnoticed by the media, and that is the best kind of kindness!
There are often other people around you seeing your acts of kindness done with humility and modesty. They take those images and memories into their own world. They may be inspired to do acts of kindness to those they come into contact with from then on as well. So you really have a wide effect on other people and you might not even know it.
Your acts of kindness really do make a difference -and have an amazing ripple effect!
Author, "Loving Me -How to love and cherish yourself"
(available at http://amazon.com/author/lyndakaplan )