Rosa Parks changed the way of life in the United States on December 1, 1955. As a black woman she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. After being arrested, she challenged her conviction and thus challenged segregation all the way to the Supreme Court.
Let’s just chat about how we can be kinder to one another. There are simple acts of kindness we can do every day.
- Hold the door at the post office for the person coming in behind you.
- Allow the man behind you in the grocery line with a loaf of bread, when you have an over-flowing cart, to move in front of you.
- Put your cell phone away when you enter the restaurant, so the server who is serving other tables too can efficiently take care all of her customers.
- Teach your children to say “good morning” to their siblings so someday they will say “good morning” pleasantly to a co-worker or a spouse.
- Dust off your grandmother’s china dishes, set a beautiful table for two, and invite a friend that you haven’t seen for a long time to dine with you.
It takes very little effort to leave someone else feeling better about themselves after having been in your presence. Try it. It works. We promise.