Sometimes we do something because it is the right thing to do. It may not be what we’d like to do or what we feel like doing, but it is the right thing to do.
You say hello to that unfriendly neighbor or co-worker, cause it’s the right thing to do.
You return someone else’s grocery cart to the rack, cause it’s the right thing to do.
You stop to help someone who probably would not do likewise, cause it’s the right thing to do.
You go visit someone in some situation, cause it’s the right thing to do.
You do some things that are not based on what they would do or how worthy you might think they are.
You pick up trash you did not discard, cause it’s the right thing to do.
You congratulate the winner in a contest you’ve lost, not because you like to lose, but because it’s the right thing to do.
Costa’s words made me think that we don’t always have to be 100 percent in someone’s camp or agree with their way of thinking to show respect and kindness to their memory and to their family.
I was very disappointed, when for whatever reason; our current administration chose not to send a representative from the United States to attend the funeral of United Kingdom’s former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Some things are obvious and they are just “the right thing to do.”
Sometimes in life we need to do things, cause they’re the right thing to do. This goes for one’s country and for one’s person.
June 15, 2011