STOP AND THINK – The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and to have it discovered by accident. (Charles Lamb, 18th & 19th century English writer and essayist)

Most people want to do good things to help others, and that’s praiseworthy. Some, however, do their good works to be seen of others and to receive recognition. To do so, as Lamb suggests, is to miss out on the great joy of anonymous giving. Try it. It will help those you give to and reward you with personal joy.

When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you (Matthew 6:3-4).