The things of greatest value that we would do for another do not come from obligation, but rather an intentional act to benefit one another. There is little to no meaning shared if we would only act from obligation. Any relationship that relies upon obligation lacks any sort of the authenticity that is required.
Better to commit to doing the right things, at the right times from genuine concern rather than debase ourselves only to act from an implied obligation.
Commit each day to help others that can’t help themselves. Learn to find solutions to share. Invest in the development of others, centered on something more than for yourself. Expect nothing in return for your commitment to make the days better.
“Your word is your bond.” — Melvyn Douglas —