Tuesday, June 14, 2011
A pea-sized post on politeness
Just a few words about how much we take manners for granted. How often do we notice when someone is polite? We don't. We only notice when they are impolite. We go through our day, please this, thank-you that, but never really realize how important these few extra words really are. I realized it today with a person I can in contact with that they lacked manners of any sort. In fact, they were down right sarcastic, rude and manner-less.
First, what does being polite mean? WikiHow says:" Being polite is all about being considerate and appreciative, but for many people, it remains a challenge."
Merriam-Webster defines it as " marked by an appearance of consideration, tact, deference, or courtesy."
Being polite to me means treating others with respect at all times, even when we don't feel like it.
We teach our children please and thank you from their first years of life. Somehow, we seem to forget to practice our teachings when we deal with everyday life situations. They best thing to do when others forget their manners is to be as polite and kind to them as possible. Kill them with kindness, turn the other cheek and don't forget to smile!
Do you have story about a time when you were not treated with respect, kindness and courtesy? Feel free to share them!
Please have a wonderful day. Thank you for reading!