Every day throughout the day I strive to make each moment better and better, for myself and for the world. My bottom line is the Golden Rule, which is easier to apply to some than to others. Kindness can make a big difference, both for the giver and for the receiver, through kind actions, kind gestures, kind words.
Perhaps the kindness is not noted at the time by the recipient; perhaps it never is noted. For example, today I held a door open for a woman in a wheelchair; she did not look at me, nor did she thank me. As I started to go through the door, another women pushed past me, and she didn't bother to thank me, either. I felt rather sad for them that they both looked so disgruntled that they could not even acknowledge this courtesy; their day might have improved dramatically if they had remembered the Golden Rule, but they didn't at that point --- perhaps later? I just went on my way, still basking in another day and looking forward to both the anticipated and unexpected twists and turns of the day.
Those times in which it has been noted immediately, I can sense an atmosphere of peacefulness, and stress dissipates. Within myself, there is no stress in my body, and my outlook is mellow. It's a winning situation.