Let me ask you a question –
Are you a door opener or door closer?
Let me begin with the story – I had been out shopping (surprise surprise 😉 and was walking into the mall when there was a man in front of me who could have held the door for me but decided against it. Now just so you know ahead of time – this is a pet peeve of mine as an avid door opener- so it tended to stick we me all day. I shared this story about my day with my dad and he asked me a simple question. Why did it bother you? I replied that I thought it was rude, he obviously saw me, how hard is it to hold a door for someone, and the list goes on…
I realized that I had let this small issue change my whole day and it had an irritating effect on me. After explaining why it bothered me he simply said, “Why do you choose to hold the door open for people?” I replied that it was just something I did, it’s a kind gesture and I felt it’s the right thing to always do. He then said that there are two different kinds of people in this world – the door openers and the door closers. A door opener pays attention to detail and is aware of others and themselves. A door closer has a smaller scale outlook and isn’t aware of what is going on around them. You can choose everyday to be whichever one you want to be. It’s such as small movement that can honestly affect a person’s whole day. Have you ever held the door open and found that you have a huge smile on your face just because the person had been so grateful that you did? To me that’s everything – you help someone or make them feel good just by doing something small and in turn help yourself as well.
With all that being said, I want Live Extraordinary to be a door opener for those who are interested 🙂 This is a lifestyle blog and I fully intend to post about LIFE! So please feel free to check this out for fashion, health, beauty, fitness, travel, and whatever else may make its way onto here 🙂
I’m very excited to hold that door open for you, so come on in!