There’s one way to change someone’s attitude, and your own, and that’s by being nice.
One example: There’s a long line at the store. The person behind you has one thing and you have a full cart.
Let them go ahead of you.
The response you get might surprise you—and lighten your heart a little.
It’s a rarity to witness small acts of kindness like saying hello when you meet someone on a sidewalk. Or holding a door open for someone.
Most everyone is on a task. Focused on getting their stuff done. And getting it done quickly—without interruption.
I’m guilty of that, too, sometimes.
But when I slow down a little and take the time to say hi to someone, let them go ahead of me in line, or just hold a door open for them, their response is almost always a smile. A genuine one.
So let’s spread a little kindness around, ok?