An UnCommon Courtesy…

An Uncommon Courtesy…

There was a time when, in our society, people would be willing to not have the need to be rude, discourteous, and mean. A time before unreality TV. When parents taught children to embody common courtesy.

Can you recall hearing, and I hope, saying the following?

• After you…
• I don’t mind if you do…
• Please be my guest…
• I’m in no hurry…
• Please, take my seat…
• I’ll get the door for you…

Somehow, somewhere, our nation, and our people, has taken on the values of a society that only respects being first, at any cost. Watch as you drive on the streets of your city or on the highways, and notice how aggressively and angrily people are when you are seeking to make a turn or merge onto the freeway.

I have had too many recent incidents where, if I had been of a mind to be aggressive, some sort of accident would have occurred. Instead, I allowed the person to go first. I let them pull into the lane in which I was driving. I waited. I was not harmed. Live and let live.

As we approach a New Year, and the completion of the first year of the tyrannical tRump Presidency, I am prayerful that We the People can, and will, become the people who know that a common courtesy is an act of kindness that reaps dividends for more than just the directly involved parties. We the People will feel, like the Butterfly Effect, all the love that comes from kindness.

Please…and Thank You.

Peace.

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