We get so busy in our lives and our stuff. We run here and there. We may hold a door for someone or we may let someone go ahead of us. These are great examples of kindness. But to really get the benefit of kindness we need to sit in the moment. We need to look people in the eyes. We need to smile.
You may wonder why this is important. It's important because taking these moments in with the eye contact and the smile gives you a more completed experience. It's bigger. In these moments, we can feel joy, connection to others, and a little bit of peace. It's a moment that can briefly take you away from our negative stuff.
Try it and see the difference.