Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Doing Good Deeds

Today I went to get my haircut and on my way into the building, I opened the door and stepped aside to let a lady go in before me. She was so surprised at my actions. She thanked me and told me that with the day that she was having, she really appreciated me opening the door for her. I smiled and told her that I was glad that I followed my impulse to open the door for her.

When is the last time that you extended such a small courtesy to another person without expecting anything in return. I didn't plan to open the door for the lady. She was far enough away that I opened the door and stood and waited for her to get to the door. A little voice inside nudged me to open the door for the lady. Boy was I glad that I did when she told me she was not having a good day.

I am not telling you this because I want your praise. I think we should all do things to help each other, not just at Christmas but all through the year. I didn't think about how my actions would affect the other lady. I simply followed the impulse that said open the door. Go out of your way to do something nice for someone else. It doesn't have to cost you anything except maybe a little of your time. It doesn't matter if the other person expresses their appreciation like my lady did. It is nice if they do but it isn't a requirement. Use the Christmas season as an excuse to do something nice for someone else. Choose to do some good today.
Have a glorious day.


kristelle del rosario said...

I appreciate your way of kindness, you're a real gentleman. I am happy for the good deeds that you've done, continue doing such a great things. I know a site where you can share the good deeds that you've done, its called A Global Tribe.

Patricia Singleton said...

Kristelle, I will check out A Global Tribe. Thanks for letting me know about it. I am a real lady, not a gentleman. I am not insulted by your mistake. I am laughing because when I go by Pat instead of Patricia, I sometimes get mail addressed to Mr. I am actually a Mrs. My husband and I have been married for 36 years. I am much older than most of my readers.