“Do A Good Turn Daily”, is the Boy Scouts of America’s slogan. It is one of the very first things a young scout will learn and hopefully exemplify in his daily life. I know the old cliché is helping and elderly person across the street, but it is so much more than that.
It’s doing something without expectation of reward. The work itself, a job well done, or knowing that some good has been done is normally reward enough to begin with. That way when someone recognizes that you have done an exceptional job at what may have been a really simplistic task and rewards you with something it makes it all the more awesome.
I try to live my life as close to Scouting Ideals as possible and one of the best ways is by following the slogan. You would be surprised at how much better of a day you have when making someone else’s better as well.