Welcome to my world and my little space on this here interwebs. In a week of family highs and lows, it was nice to focus on a small giving gesture to someone unknown. Well not quite unknown, but a likely to be unknown gesture. Just because.
For a while now, I have noticed, at the building where my office is located, that not all doorways are
created maintained equally.
Because I have these guys on my team:
*Seriously – if you’re on the Sunny Coast, and need a good cleaner, call me. I know a guy 🙂
**Yes, that may just be my hubby and my 2 eldest sons.
Anyway, as I was saying, because of Dean’s meticulous nature, my doorframes are always shiny and dust free.
See … Shiny.
And every day as I walk the long hallway from my office to the bathroom, I notice a lot of other doorways look like this.
Not shiny. In fact, dirty. See, most people will either clean themselves, or have a cleaner for inside their office. Then there is the cleaner for the shared areas, who looks after the bathroom and the carpeted hallway. Leaving no one really for their doorframe.
My kindness act for this week, was one involving stealth, eucalyptus oil and paper towel. And an incredible urge to wish I had remembered to do it late one night last week.
Yes, you guessed it. This afternoon, I got some papertowel loaded with my cleaning agent of choice (eucalyptus oil) and as I walked along the hallway, I quickly swiped the bottom row of each of the doorways. I was surprised at how intrusive and ridiculous I felt, kneeling in their doorways, wiping them.
Fortunately I got to do the whole event in stealth mode, and maybe no one will ever notice. But that really isn’t the point. Giving is giving.
I wonder where else we can do small acts for others, even if they will never notice. But just because they deserve better.
I’d love to know if you find anything where you can kindly, and perhaps even in ninja-like mode, help someone clean a doorframe that they didn’t even know was dirty. Metaphorically speaking of course.
Because, you don’t really need to be a ninja. 🙂