This is the view from our front door. We did not plant any of these lovely trees or shrubs. People who lived here before we came planted them. We are the beneficiaries, and no one (except God) knew that we would inherit the fruit of their labors.
Every once in a while we read a story about someone extending kindness to a stranger, or friendship to a friendless person, and the amazing effect it had in that life. If you, like me, sometimes wonder if you are doing any good in the world, remember that you have smiled at people and you have given a helping hand, None of these things are wasted.