Motivational Monday...No Quid Pro Quo Expected
There are many times when we give with some expectation of something in return...whether it’s friendship, money, favors, referrals... and the list is long.
However, there are times when your heart opens up and doesn’t even think about what you may or may not get in return.
Sportin’ Woody’s is a local sports bar where my brother and his band...Checkered Past...frequently play. Like so many bars and restaurants across the world, Sportin’ Woody’s had to shut down when the pandemic hit.
Many friends and patrons of the bar began donating money to the bar to go to the employees. It was to help tide them over while Sportin’ Woody’s was closed.
Last Thursday, the owner of Sportin’ Woody’s had a private party at the bar to thank all of the people who had helped with funds for her employees. Invited guests did not have to pay for drinks or food.
When Checkered Past learned of this they offered to play at no charge.
This is the beauty and joy you get from giving to others without any expectations of something in return.
The patrons who offered to help with funds for the employees did so without expecting any kind of free drinks or party.
When the Checkered Past offered to play gratis, they had no idea that patrons there that night would tip them more than what they would have made had they charged the club owner.
For me, I’d rather read or hear about a story like this where people chip in to help each other out...no expectations other than doing something to help their neighbor.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu
*The video is my brother and his band Checkered Past. There’s a retired HPD and retired Secret Service Agent who are in it. My brother, Mike, is the one on the left in the red pants.