Whether you call it random acts of kindness, paying it forward, or good deeds, they are very powerful. That is why almost every religion and culture values and rewards the performance of good deeds.
But what is “Being Good”.
Once you get your definition down, then you have to stick with it wherever you go, no matter what you do. Others will always try to change your definition of “good,” especially when it makes them feel bad about themselves. But you must stand by your own definition, even when others mock you for doing so.
But do it for yourself. Be good to other for yourself. We all crave for that warm and fuzzy feeling we get after doing good deeds.
I am a big believer that doing good, and just being nice to people, begets good treatment in return for the most part. Therefore there is a return, just not necessarily from a particular act or specific relationship. I am not referring to this in a spiritual or cosmic sense. What I mean is that by building a reputation for putting yourself out (whether as an individual or a brand), doing good for others without expectation of something directly in return from that person, and generally being nice will most definitely add to your life in so many ways. People will notice, talk about it, spread the word, and in general most will treat you better, do for you, and watch your back because of the way you treat people.
One good deed everyday…keeps bad karma away :D.