Thursday, December 03, 2009

Three - Courtesy

Life is short, but there is always time enough for cour-tesy. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us, but because they will laugh at us; Through them we learn a little objectivity, a little modesty, a little courtesy; We learn the rules of life and become better players of the game. ~~ Will Durant
Scratching puppy ears.

Pouring hot chocolate for another.

Holding the door, offering a hand, carrying groceries through drenching rain to the kitchen counter. Not because you have to, because you want to.

Politeness for politeness sake.

Showing kindness whether merited or not.

Offering warmth in action.

Good medicine in an often rude world.



tshsmom said...

Isn't it amazing when our kids voluntarily do all the things we raised them to do? At those times I feel like my life is a success.

Cherie said...

It sure is. And when complete strangers are courteous it restores my faith in people.

Courtesy just makes life more bearable somehow.