We do things for people for one of many reasons; We are payed, we love them, we want to, we are called upon to do so… You get the point.
What about doing things out of guilt, where does that fit in? Are they as significant as all the others, or more like the step-child of the “Good For Nothing”.
A “Good For Nothing” is something you do, maybe, without anyone knowing or without any unnecessary advertising. You just do it because it feels good… To you.
During my Summer in rehab, GFN’s were encouraged and even became a game. You would wait for folks to do their laundry so you could fold it when they weren’t watching.
Clean the kitchen while the person in charge was still eating or make your roommates bed while they were in the bathroom… Get the point?
Why did this come to my mind? I was watching the movie “Seven Pounds” with Will Smith and it occurred to me that we don’t hear about those kind of things very often…
Then again why should or could we if they are meant to be “Good For Nothing” (insert small chuckle here).
So give it a try, do something for someone without them knowing you did it. Start small, it takes practice.
Like what? Well, you know that lady down the street that is always having a hard time, leave a $20 gift card to the grocery store in her mail box. While the old man next door is out, mow his lawn. Pay for an extra cup of coffee for person behind you in line.
You don’t have to go too far, someone in your family needs a hand and is too proud to ask, well don’t tell!
So go now, my Good For Nothing Soldiers and be Good For Nothing!!!