No good deed shall go unpunished is a warning, not to those performing good deeds, but rather for those fearing the performing of good deeds. It is an empty threat for the good deed doer by those who fear the impact of good deeds. It is an indicator of the power that acts of kindness possess. Kindness is to be feared because, not only does it mark the flesh, but it touches the heart which in turn challenges the brain to decide to be a greater person and to live a life that thwarts indifference and strives to begin each conversation from a place of understanding with the intention of building something better. When we choose to be better, the status quo shifts; very powerful this thing called kindness- indeed. I work to remember this… and to be kind.