“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.”

William Wordsworth

Imagine your life as a movie. The highlight reel is tempting to focus on—the award ceremonies, the heroics, the big, flashy wins. But what about the moments between the scenes? The small, almost invisible acts of kindness and love? These are the scenes that often end up on the cutting room floor. But in truth, they shouldn’t.

These subtle acts of goodness, the ones that go unnoticed or are quickly forgotten, they’re the real game changers. They’re the secret ingredients that bring flavor to our character, the silent strokes of paint that complete our masterpiece. They’re the soft whispers in the noise of life, forming the true melody of our existence.

The next time you’re on set, remember this: the best portion of a good person’s life isn’t necessarily in the spotlight. It’s in the unnoticed, unremembered acts of kindness and love.

Stephen Boudreau serves as VP of Brand and Community at Virtuous Software. For over two decades, he has helped nonprofits leverage the digital space to grow their impact. To that end, Stephen co-founded RaiseDonors, a platform that provides nonprofits with technology and experiences that remove barriers to successful online fundraising. He is an avid (but aging) soccer player, audiobook enthusiast, and the heavily-disputed UNO champion of his household.

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