Would Common Courtesy Make the World a Better Place?

“Would Common Courtesy Make the World a Better Place?”

Yesterday one of my Facebook friends told us of an elderly woman who dropped her packages while entering the post office.  No one would leave the line to help her, except for my friend.  Did the others think that, like the characters in the Kinko’s holiday commercial, she was just trying to trick them out of their place in line?  Are people so harried, they would penalize someone for helping this woman and not allow them to resume their place in the queue? Has the real message of the season become so lost under the pressure of buying and sending gifts many of us can’t really afford, that we can’t help someone in need, even when it costs nothing?

Would Common Courtesy Make the World a Better Place?

Would Common Courtesy Make the World a Better Place?

I’ve always felt that if everyone were just bare minimum courteous, the world would be a more humane place.  Have you ever held the door for a long line of people?  Did any of them say thank you?  How did you feel about those who thanked you versus those who didn’t?  Do you feel differently about being asked for a favor if someone says, please?  Growing up, we were indoctrinated to say please and thank you.  My girls were raised the same way.  Saying please and thank you makes a real impression on people.  Maybe because we just don’t hear it enough.

Perhaps courtesy is like positive thinking.  The more we practice it, the better the impact it has on our own lives and the lives of those around us.

As a side note, my friend posted today that she had some wonderful things happen to her and that maybe it was some kind of karmic payback.  If you aren’t already practicing common courtesy, and you know who you are, then start now and see if your world doesn’t become a nicer place to live.

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About Ruth Zeiss

As a Realtor servicing the state of Connecticut, I believe everyone deserves a boutique level of client care, regardless of the size of the moat around their castle. I believe that homeownership is the gateway to prosperity. Why build someone else’s equity when you can build your own wealth? If you’re a buyer, my goal is to find you a home you can not only afford to buy, but a home you can afford to keep. Are you selling your house? I will work with you to market and sell your property. Your ideas are always welcome because no on knows their house as well as you do. If you are a renter, you know how competitive the rental market is. I will help you find the best quality rental in your budget Is your credit scratched and dented? I will help you market yourself to the landlord so you can overcome those blemishes on your credit report & get the rental. Buying, selling, or leasing, I will protect your interests every step of the way from the initial negotiations, to inspections, appraisals, and finally the closing table. I care for my clients as if you are my own children. It’s not just my job, it’s the way I’ve always done business. Ruth Zeiss CT Real Estate License RES.0789147
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One Response to Would Common Courtesy Make the World a Better Place?

  1. Thanks for stopping by my place. Brilliant minds think alike – at least that is what I always heard growing up. My great-grandmother, Ruth Rhodes, taught me many things as a child. The ones I treasure most are those based on the bible.

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