I found this sentiment in a Facebook group called Good News, Good Deeds. It’s a lovely, uplifting, non-religious (as far as I can tell), Do Unto Others group, and I really enjoy perusing the positivity. But sometimes my darker side gets there first and my reactions to some of the items posted take a sarcastic or just plain negative turn.
My mind immediately went to stalkers. And people with bad intentions. And people who don’t alter course when they know they are hurting someone else. Should they keep fighting for what they want, no matter how hopeless it seems? Because I’ll bet that those with off-kilter sensibilities are more likely to take this to heart.
So I’m asking you all (all five – 5! – of you) to tell me how this quotation could help you. Or to share positive stories about how this encouraged someone about to withdraw an application to college, or someone about to grab another cigarette, or someone about to just throw in the towel on their dreams (non-threatening to unsuspecting folks dreams). Because I want to be a full-fledged member of the Good News types. I want to believe that situations like in Ivy locker rooms, California elementary schools, Washington homes, and Homs, Syria can fade as more of us don’t give up on doing good.