Being Good Is By Choice

Doing more than is expected of you makes people indebted to you.
A truly good person is owed by many but still seeks more good to do.
With or without gratitude, good must be done.
That’s the good person’s attitude.
To freely give and to readily forgive; that is to be truly good.
Goodness should neither be demanded nor forced, it is a willing contribution.
I desire to be good to all, but how much can I do?
Right now, I owe myself some good and when I can do more than just for myself, I’ll share.
Since nothing seems to ever be enough, I’ll share anyway because somehow, things are not always the same. There is enough for everyone.

Why fight me, when I don’t share?
The fact that you are good doesn’t mean I must be.
That I was good since we met does not nullify the fact that I have a will.
If I chose to be good, must you make it a law?
Because I helped you once, must I help you again?
When I can’t afford it, does it mean I’ve become bad?
Everybody has a choice and must have some chance to share.
Atleast, hear it out, before you draw your conclusions.
It is good to be good and also to know that the good made a choice and should have a choice too.
Don’t be quick to condemn, things are not always as they seem.
Take responsibility for yourself and be grateful when help comes but don’t impose your burden on someone else and speak ill of him, when his hands are full.
Be relevant and helpful to others, not because of their gratitude but because it’s your choice.
You can play your own part and do some more, without expecting a result.

Nnamonu Tochukwu.

About teeceecounsel

Who am I really? Can that be defined yet? Probably by the time I'm long gone and all the pieces of my activities are compiled and analysed then you can know what you want to know about me. Meanwhile, I write. Not because I love writing but because I love people. I love to care and love to share. I'm a deep thinker and I love to believe in the impossible. The ideal is attainable and a shot at it must be given. Don't say 'It won't work' rather ask 'how will it work? Nobody is ever doomed unless they made the choice. To resist good and to adopt evil is already doom. To loose hope is to choose doom but to believe that every step is a passing phase leading towards your hope is to choose progress. I may go on and on but my posts say it all. I don't force you to agree, I only say enjoy!
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4 Responses to Being Good Is By Choice

  1. Beautiful teecee and very profound. Great advice.
    Love and blessings,

  2. saymber says:

    Good morning! This was really good to read Teecee and one thing that came to mind, from experience with good works, always check your motives for doing good things before doing them. If the reasons are grounded in self interest, expecting thanks and reward for doing it…..don’t.

    • Perfectly on point! If we capitalize on the rewards or responses we receive for doing good, then we’ll certainly be disappointed because people may not often see things as they really are or even think of passing a nice word. They’ll rather impose more on you. Thanks much, it was good of you to have responded! 🙂

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