Day 18, I went into detail about how awesome and good natured the doorman (Adam) at my family's building was. It is people like Adam that are the inspiration for today's random act.
I never thought of it as a random act of kindness to hold the door open for someone. I guess it was because my mom taught me to be a gentleman that way from a young age. However, you would be amazed at how shocked and thankful people are when you open the door for them and allow them to go first. I have had a bunch of people say to me, "Your mother raised you right." I agree with them wholeheartedly, but it is strange to think that something so small as delaying your day for a split second to do a courtesy for someone is looked at with shock. Well I am going to take it to another level throughout the course of my work day. That is because today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to become a de facto doorman throughout the course of my day. When I have a couple of minutes, I will stand near the busy doors in the Chicago Loop and hold them for people. I will take the time to greet them and wish them well on their day too. Hopefully people respond with a smile and kind words because that will then tell me that people do the same for other doormen/women of the city.