Brenda secretly made a plate of cookies for a man who lived on her street. He seemed old and lonely; she thought that knowing someone cared might cheer him up. She left the plate on his doorstep with a note of encouragement and left quietly. The next day she received a small loaf of freshly baked bread on her porch with a note. She thought, He must have seen me leave the cookies, and now he knows it was me. Then she read the bottom of the note, which said, “PS: I saw how kind you were to that man and just wanted you to know that it made an impact on me. But I’m not telling you who I am either.” The secrecy continued around the neighborhood.
Which is more important, the secrecy or the act of kindness?