"Don't let your right hand know what your left hand is doing."
There is great value in doing daily acts of kindness without letting anyone know who did them. Of course,
there is an incentive to doing acts of kindness when the person for whom you do something knows what you did and is grateful
~ expressions of gratitude are a form of bartering. Your kind act is still a kind act, but there are aspects of a business
transaction. When others are aware of the kind act you did, there is a sense of obtaining honor and respect. Again this is
a form of bartering, but when no one knows what you did, there is a purity and wholeness to your kind acts.
At times we might do kind acts because it is difficult for us to refuse. We feel emotionally coerced
into doing them. But an anonymous kind act is motivated by a true desire to be a blessing. Enjoying the process of doing good
deeds anonymously increases your love for good deeds, and enhances your motivation for situations when your kindness
is known and appreciated.
Somehow you will always be able to find minor kind acts. Just thinking about it daily has
a strong effect on your character. I was the recipient of an anonymous kindness and I know how much I appreciated it. Someone
I didn't know paid for my dinner at a restaurant. Not knowing who the person was gave me the great feeling that there is someone
out there who wants to help me. Not knowing who it was made me realize that Yahveh truly cares about me.