Tag Archives: time

Hold a Door for Someone today

Hold the Door Open for Someone

Holding the door open for someone is something they just do in old movies, right? Guess again. Holding the door open is a polite and thoughtful act you can easily do for your family, friends and even strangers, every day. Whether you’re at school, the grocery story, at work, or at home, those around you will certainly appreciate your good manners.


How you treat others can also say a lot about you as a person. If actions really do speak louder than words, what are you telling others about yourself? Besides, everyone appreciates a polite act, like having a door held open for them. Hold a door open for someone and give them a smile. A small gesture on your part, like holding the door open for someone, will certainly brighten their day and may even turn around a bad mood.

Step It Up

Go out of your way whenever you can to hold a door open for others. If you are about to enter a door, and you notice that there are people behind you, hold the door open for them until all of them are inside.

Keep It Simple

Remember to hold the door open for others whenever the occasion arises.

from: The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation


Act 156 – Help a friend out

Thursday, May 26, 2011, Act 156.

It is getting so hot here in WV that on some days it is unbearable to walk around any long distances outside.  Today a co-worker had to travel across campus to pick up a University vehicle for a trip.

Even though the person said they would walk just fine, I wouldn’t have it. I wouldn’t want to walk in the heat and be sweating for my upcoming appointment and I wouldn’t want anyone else to go through that either.

I insisted that I give them a ride to pick up the vehicle and keep them calm, cool and collected for their afternoon appointment. It only took a few minutes of my time, but I believe it paid huge dividends for the person to stay cool and not be frustrated by the heat and the long walk.

Act 155 – Just a little time….

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, Act 155.

I’ve learned that you can do amazing things in only 60 seconds.

You can enlighten, inspire, or motivate someone. You can cheer them up or ease a burden. You can give them something they might need, and it just might be that single thing – a bit of information, an idea, help with something that before was overwhelming – that allows them to fulfill a dream and maybe turn their life around.

A minute is actually a substantial amount of time. (Sprint for just 60 seconds the next time you’re out for a run or bike ride, and you’ll see what I mean.) Set a timer, take a full minute and…………..

…find the phone numbers of three friends you haven’t spoken with in six months. And call them, rather than sending an email.

…go visit a relative that lives close by, but you never have the time to stop in.

…make a doctor’s appointment, if you haven’t had an annual checkup in more than a year.

It only takes 60 seconds to be kind – to others, to yourself, to everyone!

Act 151 – coffee break

Friday, June 25, 2010, Act 151.

This afternoon it was time for a coffee break. I took me and a coworker to McDonald’s for an afternoon caffeine fix and bought us both iced lattes.  It made the afternoon go by just a little bit faster!  Never a bad thing for a Friday!

National Kindness Week, Act 6

Saturday, February 20, 2010, Act 146.

This is about the last day of 2010 National Kindness Week. It was Saturday and the big day for my Grad Studies class presentation. My team and I had put enormous amounts of work into our presentation. I had been dealing with alot of stress and no time because of it.

But after class was over and the presentation was given (quite well I might add), I felt an overwhelming relief. I just wanted to go home and crash and not think or do anything. Even though I was wore out from school and preparation, I wanted to finish Kindness Week strong. What to do, what to do…..

My wife went to the gym for a while that evening, so now was my chance.  I grabbed the vacuum and cleaning spray and dug in to clean our house.  While she was gone, I was able to clean the upstairs and downstairs to surprise her.  A strong finish for Kindness Week and a clean house too!

Kindness Week Act 5

Friday, February 19, 2010, Act 145.

There never seems to be enough time to visit friends.  After a recent work event was completed, a friend of mine works at the huge facility where the event took place, so I took the time to go and stop by. I don’t get to see this person much and thought it would be a great gesture to show a friendship that I took the time to visit.

Kindness Week Act 1

Monday, February 15, 2010, Act 141.

Today marks the beginning of 2010 Random Acts of Kindness Week. I seemed to be reminiscing about things lately so I decided to brighten someone’s day to kickoff Kindness Week.  I sent a personally written note inside of a card to a family member that I haven’t seen or visited with for several years. I just simply let them know what had been going on in my life and asked them how their life was going.  I included my email and address for any return correspondence.

I hope the joy I imagined as this person opens the card with the note inside, will cause the receiver of the card to pass it on and reconnect with someone from their past too!

Have you started your “Week of Kindness”?