I believe that kindness is one of the most important human characteristics. It is not that hard to say a simple 'thank you', and yet it can really change the outlook of someone else's day. My sister once told me, “It takes more muscles to frown than to smile.” I have noticed that just being polite to the people around you can really make the atmosphere around you more positive. I can think of a lot of examples of when being polite has made things a little smoother, including one at the doctor's office, another at the commissary, and another one on the metro train in Paris. Yesterday, as I was heading to my appointment at the doctor's office, I entered an elevator to go to the third floor where my doctor's officeis located. As I entered the elevator I pressed the button and waited for the door to close. I was running a few minutes late and I was a little concerned that I would not make my appointment in time. I noticed an old man enter the building and slowly make his way to the elevator. Instead of allowing the elevator door to close on th
An Act Of Kindness
In our fast paced society it is easy to lose track of the things you live for. So many burdens of society clutter our lives that it is often hard to concentrate on anything else. Our relentless routines begin to control our lives before we realize it. Constantly stressing over work and bills that the anxiety clouds our perception and you forget what you once lived for. Your personality transforms into one that is not your own and you become frustrated with life. As I walk the halls at school I observe the interactions of all the people. With most everyone it is the same. They are insecure and develop many misconceptions about their peers. Too many people attempt to form opinions on those around them without enough real insight of who that person is. Most forget that others have issues outside of what it might appear, and the...