How much effort does it take to say hello, to offer a smile, or to hold a door for someone? Very little, if any, but the results can be so much greater! You can literally change someone's attitude for the better with a simple gesture of kindness! Be the change you want to see!
Not to be a downer, but most people seem to go about their daily lives oblivious to those around them and the affect they have on others. So many people don't make eye contact, hold the door for the next person, or sometimes even look up from their phones long enough to interact with each other. It's kind of sad to see it, but it happens all around us every day.
In martial arts, we teach that it is the responsibility of the senior student to lead by example. In the DMA classroom, this goes beyond the senior student and extends to older siblings and the adults who have valuable life experience to pass on to the next generation. So, since it's the holiday season, let's go out of our way to greet the people we interact with, hold the door for someone, offer to help carry out some last minute shopping, or simply tell someone you're thinking about them!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!