This is not a quotable post in this blog’s typical format because I have no idea who wrote this or created it. Despite those limitations, it still seemed important enough to share with you.
I regularly advise my students to “use the manners your Momma taught you.”
I’m amazed by how many people no longer use common manners like saying “please” and “thank you,” holding a door open for another person or taking their grocery cart when you’re headed into the store.
I’m that woman who stops to help and elderly person reach something on a shelf, a child who looks lost or just someone who generally is in need. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for paying it forward at a Starbucks, but I really don’t think buying others expensive coffee they don’t actually need is going to make a difference in the world.
The true difference is made in the way we treat one another every day, when no one is watching or counting. Treating one another with common courtesy makes the world a better place to live.