When was the last time you did something good?
Hopefully the question doesn’t tax your recall – it certainly tests my memory sometimes. Seriously, most of us can remember doing something recently that we think of as good. You may have fixed someone a meal, helped a child, worked hard to gain mastery over your art or your profession, assisted a homeless stranger or kissed someone you love.
Let’s think about what compelled you to act the way you did – was it instinct, or training, or the desire to be a good person? Did your action come from your inner sense of right and wrong? Did it have to do with your idea of who you are, or what you’d like to become? How did your good action mak