Simple gestures are sometimes the things that make the difference in a day. One of the simplest gestures I can think of is holding the door open for someone. Not only does it help the other person, it’s also a show of goodwill that can be contagious with other individuals.
How often do you make an effort to open doors for people? Are they usually appreciative of the act? Chances are that most people are very grateful for the simple act and it brightens their day. Especially for times when people are carrying a lot of items in their hands or have little children, the act really helps them out.
So going forward, consider always trying to make an effort to hold the door for someone. It will never be viewed negatively and may bring a smile to someone’s face!