At times I struggle with this, part of me will want to do something good for someone and the other part will think "NO Way". I think, "They don't deserve it or they aren't good to me or they don't even know me." I often wonder if my little gestures of kindness even matter? Within me though, every time I know it doesn't matter! Part of me is beaming with pride because I did a good thing for someone else.
We as people must remember the golden rule "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" That rule is very powerful.
Try in every situation to evaluate the effects of your decision to help or not to help, to be kind or not to be kind. Does someone need it? Will my doing something harm me? Will my not doing something harm them? What if it were me in that situation? We all, no matter what we think, need each other! This life gives us many twists and turns, with kind gestures it makes life easier to maneuver.
(What is a kind gesture - that is up for your own interpretation. For me its as simple as opening a door, letting someone get in front of me on a busy road or maybe its letting go of a grudge.)
Reference: Picture from Lexington Medical Centers - Every Women a blog: for women by women