Why it can pay to say “After you.”

It was the smallest of things.

After waiting for the bus yesterday, I stood back and let a couple of people on before me who’d arrived at the stop after I did.

It really was nothing.

But both smiled and said thank you, which made me feel good. A reminder that practising small random acts of kindness often benefits both receiver and giver.

Keep this in mind as you go about things today. OK, I know people won’t always react. But even if they don’t, you’ll know you did the right thing – and even just this can feel gently positive.

It doesn’t have to be much.

3 thoughts on “Why it can pay to say “After you.”

  1. So true, I caught a bus down town, a lady came on, she looked elegant she was very tall and slender (wish I was) and was wearing a very nice dress. Later on I saw again her in a shop, we made conversation, (didn’t know her) I said I’d seen her on the bus thought how lovely she looked and loved her dress. She was so thrilled, said ” Thank you so much, you’ve really made my day.”
    Why do I seem to think people know they look good, of course that is not always true, so it made me feel better for giving her a lift.

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