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Irony of Doing Good: Being Taken For Granted

It’s ironic that a measure of being successful in doing what is good is when people take your contributions, and even your existence, for granted because everything is moving along smoothly and there are no serious issues or drama to deal with, all thanks to your efforts to make it so.  Therefore you are not “successful” when people notice you – because they’re looking for someone to assign the blame for the mess and the dirty work for fixing the problem.

This doesn’t mean you stop doing the good that you do.  You do the good that needs to be done out of love for God, or at the very least simply because it’s the right thing to do anyway.  Doing what is good for goodness’ sake is a reward in itself; any appreciation you get from people is a nice bonus, but just a bonus.

Besides, you can’t expect everyone to notice the good you do.  The people who notice are the ones who ultimately matter in your life.

Continue to do good even if your efforts in doing so are taken for granted because in the end doing what is good is what will matter in life.

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