"I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for someone's coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people do appreciate. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain, but the irony is that almost every time you make even a small kind gesture, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain."
~ Jonathan Carroll
P.S. Lest you think that I'm constantly being kind to all...I just remembered something that happened the other day. My allergy Dr's office is in the back of this Dr's building. I was leaving and this guy was going out in front of me. BOTH doors were slammed in my face! I yelled at him...."Thank you so much for your kindness! I really appreciate the "gentleman" that you are." He glared at me. It's extremely rare that this happens in this area ~ even most young boys/men will hold the doors for women. Guess I've become spoiled to the Southern gentlemen! :)