This morning while I was entering the school building for the day I held the door for the parent that was entering the building. She gave me a warm good morning and a thank you that made my day.
But this was not the act of kindness that was the most important. I took the train and transferred to the bus where the bus driver was not very pleasant. As I boarded the bus he had his head turned towards the window. I was only taking the bus one stop and I rang the bell. The bus driver proceeded to drive straight and not pull into the bus stop where I stated “Getting off” and the driver stopped.
What surprised me was that the bus driver was paying attention to everything. All of this took place in a matter of seconds. I had stepped off the bus, the crossing guard called out to hold the bus and I turned to the closing bus door to signal to hold the bus. And the driver opened the bus for the passenger who was a young student running for the bus. The act of kindness from the crossing guard carried over to others. Choose kindness, do to others what you would have them do to you… (Matthew 7:12, NIV)