Lifts are fantastic. Everyone loves to take a lift especially when the nearest staircase is far away. Today I got into a lift because the people who boarded the lift earlier had made an effort to move in. That made the experience complete.
Likewise, let's always move in to the end of the lift, to compact and also create that fantastic experience for someone else. Just like how we would have liked others to do so for us, let's take the step to do so for others as well!
Today was a day of cycling after a long while. Now, as we all know, the bicycle track has footpaths and bicycle lanes but sometimes cyclists cross into footpaths and joggers cross into the bicycle lane. That is a perfectly common sight.
That happened for me and a small ring on the bell solved the issue. What made my day was when the joggers who gave way to me actually stopped their jogging completely and gave me a friendly smile as I passed by. I nodded my head in appreciation and said a word of thank you as I passed them by.
We can be meeting for the first time but we can make someone else's day by acknowledging them and showing them appreciation. A small nod or word of thanks may just make the day brighter for someone else!
Taking the MRT during peak hours is always a challenge. I am sure everyone had their fair share of being squeezed like a sardine during peak hours, jostling through the doors of carriage just to get in etc.
Today's journey to work via the MRT was a smooth one for me. I entered the station following the two orderly rows, with the orderly flow increasing the time required for me to reach the gantry.
At the gantry, the orderly queue was still there, this time it was split into smaller rows. I noticed an occasional fellow Singaporean right in front of me who had some trouble tapping his card in. Everyone waited patiently for him until he eventually managed to tap in. I also had my fair share of card tapping problems, but hey, a short few seconds of patient waiting does a great difference for me whenever I am stuck with the card issue. I boarded the train with little difficulty.
After boarding, alighting is always the challenge as others always want to enter the train. Today was good as the passengers who are going to board the train waited in the margins that are demarcated for queuing until all of us exited. I am certain that this actually helps to keep the flow optimal. Of course we have all been caught in a situation whereby we just cannot seem to get off the train, thankfully this was not one of those days!
I reached my workplace in time due to the above. How was your experience?
Kindness is important not just in the big things, but also the small things in life. A small gesture to help hold the door for someone who is coming by can elucidate a kind nod of appreciation from that person. A contribution of a short 2 seconds of our lives can help brighten the day for someone else! Be it a kind nod of appreciation, a small gesture of holding the door if you manage to go through it first. Go ahead and brighten the day for someone else!