I held a door for a family yesterday. A child of about one or two led the way to a building. It took a while but I waited. The father thanked me. Holding the door was an easy thing to do. I could say it wasn't a big deal but maybe it was. Maybe doing something kind is a very big deal.
After this incident, my son told me that I'm really nice. For me, it doesn't get a lot better than that.
A very small act like holding a door is easy. I hope though that releasing kindness into the world, into people's lives, make people feel better and teaches them gently to pass it on.
My son is kind anyways but I'm glad he witnessed me acting in a way I believe we should act. (Let's face it, we've spent a lot of time together and I've shown him how not to act too. Balance is good.) I'm glad too that he thought my action was nice.