Pearl Buck said, "To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind." Do you think you can serve without joy? Is it still a good deed if it is done halfheartedly?
Let's break this down for a moment. The point of serving is to do for someone other than yourself. So, if we are taking ourselves out of the equation, then what does joy have to do with it? I don't have to have joy to do something for someone else. It usually is a secondary emotion, but not a necessity. Doing a good deed, even if it is halfheartedly, is better than doing nothing at all. Right?