Small Acts of Kindness: The Art of Holding Doors

Small Acts of Kindness: The Art of Holding Doors

Here's a little story for you — a reminder of how the simplest acts can create magic.

The other day, I was in a hurry, rushing to the post office to send out a package brimming with beautiful goodies for a customer. Amidst the frenzy, I found myself inadvertently chest-dialing my mom from pressing my phone into my chest while juggling keys, packages, and the urgency to be first in line. 

Yep, you read that right—chest-dialing. Desperate times call for awkward maneuvers.

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Why the rush? Well, I wanted to beat someone who pulled in after me to the counter. Not my finest moment, I know. In the midst of this unnecessary chaos, I realized how our minds can create stress that's entirely unwarranted.

Fast forward — I made it to the counter first, feeling accomplished. As I exited, something beautiful happened. The door wasn't slamming in my face, thanks to a kind couple who held it open. This small act, a rarity in today's hustle, warmed my heart. The second set of doors was also propped open by the woman with this man. It made my day.

I'm no stranger to holding doors open, but experiencing it in reverse was a delightful surprise. It made me smile, reflect, and appreciate the profound impact of simple kindness.

Later, I realized my rush had an unintended consequence. The person I was competing with remained oblivious to my intent. But what if I had taken a moment to be kind, versus focusing on being first — and held the door open for them?

This week, let's sprinkle kindness like confetti. Embrace the beauty of small acts. Whether it's holding a door, sharing a smile, or helping a friend, these gestures create ripples of joy. The magic isn't just in making someone else's day; it's in the joy you'll feel.

So, join me in a challenge.
See how often you can perform a simple act of kindness. It could be for a friend, a stranger, or even our animal friends. Watch how these small acts weave a tapestry of positivity and warmth.

Spoiler alert: The warmth you share will find its way back to you, and those feel-good vibes? Totally contagious.

Wishing you a week filled with simple joys and shared smiles.
Tracy xoxo

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