Satisfaction from Selflessly Shovelling the Snow
--by iknowlizz, posted Nov 23, 2009
This past weekend, it snowed a bit in my neighborhood. At one point, just after it began snowing, I heard the familiar sound of a snowshovel blade scraping the sidewalk. I peeked out my front window to see a man clearing the snow off his portion of the sidewalk. He and I live in an attached house so his sidewalk and mine are really one sidewalk, but his now cleared walkway clearly defined what was his and what was mine.
Several hours later, after the snow stopped falling, I grabbed my shovel to clear my sidewalk. I was thinking of my neighbor clearing only his side of the pavement. I thought how wonderful it would have been for my neighbor to shovel the additional few yards in front of my house. "No big deal," I thought. But it would have made me feel special.
At that thought, I decided to clear his now snow covered walkway, and the one in front of the house on the other side of my house, and the walk in front of the house next to that house.
No one came to help me, no one said "Thanks." But it didn't matter. I did what I did not for recognition but for the personal satisfaction that comes from doing an unselfish thing for someone else. A random act of kindness if you will.
Always do what you believe to be right!
It is not about them but about us!
Thanks for sharing and inspiring us to do the same for our neighbors.