I have never done things for others to receive anything in return. I do things for others because that is one of the traits that defines me and it just feels right. If anything, I have realized that I am a big time people pleaser. I want people to like me and be happy with me. People have told me before that my big heart gets me into trouble.
It just hit me tonight on the way home...I have received several random acts of kindness from friends, strangers, and acquaintances. I am not sure why the influx, but I'm okay with it! It feels nice to have things done for me.
This reminds me of the sayings "what goes around, comes around" and "do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
A little over a year ago I was very bummed about needing help from others, and some that I thought would help me, did not. As it all comes around, I realize that kindness may come from unexpected places and completely out of the blue. Generosity is a very good trait to have!
I will continue helping others and being there for those who need me.