This morning I went to the jewelry store to have the battery changed in my watch. As I approached the door, this elderly gentleman held the door for me, and thanked him cheerfully, then the inside door I held for him, and he thanked me cheerfully.
A young lady approached and asked to help me, and I told her I just needed the battery changed in my watch. She said okay, went in the back for a few minutes, came back out, handed me my watch and said, “Have a good day.” I looked at her with surprise that she’d forgotten to charge me. She said, “we’ll catch you next time.” I said, well.. thank you. And she said… “well, you held the door for an old guy. That was nice thing to do.” Go figure!
My day was already going VERY well, but that little act of kindness was just… just… unexpected and quite frankly it made my day. I gave her one of my Intensely Positive business cards and told her to drop by the site if she needed a little positivity in her life. The rest of my day went fabulously and here it is HOURS later and that “little gift” is stuck in my mind.
What little things can you do to make someone’s day? Have them smiling about it 10 to 12 hours later? Sometimes… it doesn’t take much.
Catch the wave… share the feeling. Surprise someone tomorrow.