"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Opening Doors

A quickie today. It seemed an obvious one, but we often see people who don't perform this simple act of kindness.

The project:
Hold a door open for someone else. While rushing into a local shop to pick up one detail for our otherwise homemade lunch, I spotted an elderly woman with a walker working her way toward the door. It was going to take her another minute to get there. I was in a hurry. Clearly, however, she was going to need help managing the door AND the walker.

Maybe two extra minutes.

Why bother?
Common courtesy.

Worth it?
Absolutely. She was very thankful and recognized that I'd taken my time to help her.

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