A number of years ago, I was looking round a school with a view to applying for a post. Before I went, I asked some colleagues what they knew about the school & the two things they mentioned were 1) the teachers left promptly at the end of the day 2) the children held the doors open for you.
The first point was disappointing but understandable as the school was going through a difficult time. The second point I found interesting. Of all the things that a school could be known for, door opening was quite a surprise!
I got the job & soon found that the children DID open the doors! It came from the staff & the work they did in class but it also came from the parents & the ethos of the school. It was amazing how visitors would comment on those little acts of politeness.
Now that I am older I still get a real great feeling when the door is opened for me or if someone waits for me to pass. Sadly it seems to happen less & less but it is something that is so easy to do. I must just try not to be so cross when people do not acknowledge when I do it!!
This post is for the Kindness Club over at Susie’s great blog A New Day A New Lesson. Do pop over & spend some time relaxing & reflecting!