Good Morning: Being Courteous Works!

“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.”
~Estonian Proverb

 

On a past trip, after a long day of meetings and a red-eye flight (and four-hour drive) the day prior, I hopped in the elevator. I played “elevator-woman,” asking each person what floor they would like while juggling a binder, a brief case, and a very, very, very big purse. Soon we were talking and sharing–as much as you can share in an elevator only operating between seven floors–but it was a simple act of courtesy and caring and I believe it brightened some other weary travelers today.

As I tucked myself into my hotel room that night, I wondered if true contentment is found in consistent courtesies. There is great warmth to be found in reaching out to strangers and family alike with a simple word, nod or touch.
Your Turn: Today, be consistently courteous. Reach out to each person you encounter with a simple kindness.
 
Today’s Affirmation: I am courteous and caring to all whom I encounter.

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