Is this something that you practice everyday, every week, once a month, when you think of it, or ?
Did any of your ancestors live their lives this way? When is the last time a stranger did something unexpected and out of kindness to you?
My mother used to say, “you’ll catch more flies with honey than vinegar”. “I don’t want to catch flies, gross”, I would reply. But I knew that she meant having a forgiving spirit and kind countenance brings about a calmness and joy that would not have otherwise been available.
Taking a few seconds to let that car in ahead of you, giving up your place in line for the person who has one or two items – or a bunch of kids that are tired of shopping – gives something that seems rare, but so very much appreciated.