All too often, we do good for others only to become disappointed when similar acts of kindness go unreturned. Part of the let down and resentment we feel stems from the common conviction that one should “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” combined with the equally popular notion that “you reap what you sow.” When we treat others how we want to be treated, it can really hurt our feelings when the treatment isn’t reciprocated.
If what I’m saying is resonating with you at all, you may find this following qoute helpful. I’m not sure who to attribute it to, but it’s one of those precious gems I picked up from someone along the way:
“We do not reap where we so. We reap what we sow.”
Allow me to offer my two cents on that one.
Whenever we put goodness out into the Universe, goodness will always come back to us in some shape, form, or fashion.
Our job is not to demand that goodness comes through a particular person or channel.
Our job is to simply sow the seeds of goodness in a spirit of faith while allowing the harvest we reap to crop up in whatever way it chooses.
When we place too much focus on our personal ideas regarding who we think should be the one to reward us for our good deeds, we become closed to the broader ranger of options that truly exist on our behalf.
The key is to remain open to benevolent energy regardless of where it comes from.
We live in a Universe of principle. No act of good is ever wasted. Certain individuals may fail to pay you back and some people might refuse to give you the credit you deserve. But, ultimately, the good you deserve will come to you in perfect timing in and through the right means.
What goes around still comes around. Sometimes it just comes in a round about way.
That’s my two cents,