Hold The Door
Hey, how are ya?!
Thank you to everyone who reached out to me last week about the advice you would give to high school students. They were very helpful and I’m excited to share those comments with them. Now I challenge you to Hold The Door.
I just moved to my new place, this past week. So I mapped out my route from to my graduate school to where I am living. The commute was quick so I decided to stay and do some work Once I got there I had to, of course, stop and get a coffee. (Thank you, Mom, for making me addicted to coffee.) Anyways after I ordered my coffee, I went to wait in line with the other customers who were also waiting for their coffee to be made.
All of a sudden, one of the baristas walked from behind the counter, heading towards me, and handed me my coffee. Before she came over, I was internally freaking out about being handled my coffee and dropping/spilling it. Fortunately, I didn’t have to worry about that. After she handed me my coffee, she proceeded to Hold The Door for me so I didn’t have to hold my coffee while struggling to scoot out of the door.
This may not seem like a lot, but it truly made my day so much better. The barista did not have to do this, but she did. It was so simple, yet very impactful on my day and my mood. Simple acts of kindness like this not only make you feel better for doing it but also makes the other person feel amazing. Who knows, a random stranger might have seen the barista helping me out and decided to do another kind act later that day.
Now I challenge you, and myself, to do a simple act this week and message me what that was and how it made you feel. Maybe even Hold The Door for someone.
One Love, Joey