National Common Courtesy Day

Today is NATIONAL COMMON COURTESY DAY! I feel this is a lost art any more. The dictionary defines courtesy as a: behavior marked by polished manners or respect for others: courteous behavior b: a courteous and respectful act or expression.

Common courtesy can be as simple as saying “please” and “thank you” when asking for and receiving a service, gift or assistance. Kindness and courtesy do go a long way and are noticed by others even if you do not realize it. Letting someone in front of you in traffic is easy (but rare in SC). Hold open a door for someone or say THANK YOU when someone does it for you. Give a person a hand with his groceries. Give up your seat on the bus to someone who might need it. Introduce yourself to the new employee or kid at school and take the time to introduce her to the rest of the crew. Why is it so hard to treat people with kindness? Can we try(at least for today) to show a little more courtesy toward one another?

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