Have you ever heard the saying, good things happen to good people? Or have you ever heard someone say, “I’m a good person, but why doesn’t anything good things happen to me?”. Have you ever thought about why good things seem to happen to one people and not another, even though we would consider both of these individuals to be good people? Well, I do not really know the answer to these questions, but this is what I have recently learned about this topic and how I am attempting to change my life to be a better person then I currently am.
In a recent post, I spoke of my hours getting cut at work and talking to a friend about it. She was kind enough to tell me to shut the f*#$ up about it because she only had a few hours for the whole week. My hours were only being cut by a day. I was concerned about losing my job because if my hours were being cut when we were at our busiest time of the year, I did not think there was much of a change of me having a job when we slowed down. What my friend said to me really struck me. I thought to myself, she is right. Sitting around doing complaining about it really is not the answer. The answer was doing something about it. What I did was this. I started looking for ways to help others. I focused on making a little bit more of a positive change in the world than what I had been doing. I needed to start focusing on helping others out who may be in a worst situation then I am. I figured it like this, if I want something good to happen to me, like my web design business to start up, I need to start doing more good in the world. I need to become a better person.
All of this started about a month and a half ago and I am still working on making myself a better person and working on making even more positive changes in the world around me. I do not feel it is important to list what I have done, mainly because I think that would be looking for some type of reward or recognition. It would be different if someone was expressing their thanks and gratitude for something I have done, but to just list all of what I have done just doesn’t seem right to me.
I would just like to touch on one thing that I will be working on shortly. I have been in contact with a local charity organization that helps low-income families. What we have been discussing is a website that I will be developing for them. This is something I am looking forward to and is something that I think we will both gain something positive out of. They will gain a website where they can use to spread their message, maybe connecting with people that need their services or others whom are willing to donate to accomplish their goals and mission. I will be gaining exposure of a website I have designed, in hopes that it will let to more business for my website design company. I point this out for this reason; doing something positive for someone else does not mean we cannot gain from it ourselves. It is important to do something for the right reason, and my reasoning is to help this charity organization out. But there could be that added benefit in it for me and there is nothing wrong with that.
So what are you doing to make this world a better place? What are you doing to become that good person that most of us try to be? Do you think doing positive things can result in good things happening to us and/or others?
If you are wondering about what is going on with me at work, I have changed departments. I am now getting my full 5 days a week. I am still worried somewhat about having a job come winter, but I have decided the best way handle this situation is by placing it in God’s hands. I do not want to have to worry about it and I think placing it in His hands is the best solution for me. If I’m meant to stay there for a longer period, He will allow it. If not, then He will lead me in the right direction to where I need to be. I have not stopped working hard there, but I have placed this all in God’s hand. I believe that God will do what is right for me because I am doing what is right by working hard, staying involved with activities there and most days having a positive attitude when I’m there.
As for my website design business, if you have been reading my blog on a regular bases, you would have read that I recently finished a website for a local company. I will be working on this charity organization website starting this coming up week and I am hoping that three other businesses will hire me shortly to design/develop their company’s websites. I do feel strongly that helping others is the best way we can show God that we are good people and in return, He may just bless us with what we need in our lives.
With that said, I would just like to conclude with this: If you want good things to happen to you, you need to start doing good things for others. If you sit there and say “I’m a good person and nothing good happens to me”, maybe you are looking at things wrong. Good things do happen to good people, it’s just that those good people do positive things for others and are rewarded by God for doing so. Please go out and do something positive today for the world, be it big or small. God may just reward you for doing so.