Last week I went somewhere. The place had a double set of doors. Someone was walking in, kindly said “can I hold the door for you?” and just had a generally helpful demeanor.In contrast, when I walked through the first door I could see someone leaving who stopped, stood to the side and waited for us to get through before walking out.
I don’t get upset about these small things, however it’s an important observation. As someone with mobility restraints I do acknowledge that it’s hard to know how to act. Offering help, while nice, can appear like you’re being pitied if it’s not delivered the right way; I appreciated how that first person asked if it was ok first.
We live in a very me, me, me world. So challenge yourself to be kind.