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Another form of gratitude for me expresses itself in being courteous to others — both to those are courteous to me and, most especially, to those who are uncourteous to me.
This adjective says that a person has and/or shows good manners and is polite.
Relative to manners, I remember learning this a long time ago:
We say, “Thank you.”
We say, “Please.”
We don’t interrupt or tease.
We don’t argue.
We don’t fuss.
We listen when folks talk to us.
We share our toys and take our turn.
Good manners aren’t too hard to
It’s really easy, when you find.
Good manners means JUST BEING KIND
Say please and thank you, and really mean it.
Say “May I please see the menu…” in a restaurant.
“Thank you for your great service” to your doctor, or salesperson, or clerk at the check out lane.
Smile to people — I do this as students enter the classroom.
Give way to another person, let them step ahead of you in the check out lane.
Help someone with their heavy luggage, either physical and especially emotional.
Small random acts of kindness help, encourage, inflame, and regenerate the other person.
Paul wrote centuries ago to his community in Ephesus (4:28) “Say only the good things which they need to hear, the things which build them up!”
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