We're in the holiday season and there is a lot of hustle and bustle, but I believe in kindness to those we meet, even if just entails a kind smile, hello, or apologizing for accidentally knocking into someone while shopping.
I'm back to taking buses again until I can afford a car. When I board a bus, I greet the bus driver with a kind hello and when I leave the bus I say goodbye. These bus drivers have a lot of stress in their day and need a kind word to cheer them up.
Something else I find a lack of is kindness and respect toward women. Has chivalry ended? If so, let's bring it back, not just during the holidays but year-round.
Kindness goes a long way, so pass it on to others.
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village