Helping others is not only a good thing to do but it also makes us happier and healthier person too. For example good thing connects us to others and creates a stronger community. However, you should remember that giving and helping is not all about money or materials only. You can also give in kind such as free service to the less privilege, your community, religious houses, school etc. It also includes giving help to your colleagues in office, classmates without expectation of receiving part of their salary. The important starting point about doing good thing is your intention and ability.
In this post, I want to encourage you to continue doing the good works you have been doing for other people. It is not every person who benefited from your work or effort will positively acknowledge you. This should not discourage you in life.
In this poem Mother Teresa talks about why you should do good things anyway.
“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.”
That is right, whatever good thing you are doing, please do it for the sake of God and remember, you cannot ever give without giving to yourself.