NATIONAL COMMON COURTESY DAY
National Common Courtesy Day on March 21st serves as a reminder of the behavior that keeps society from melting into a sea of madness. The day brings awareness to how important common courtesy is in our lives.
In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, courtesy is described as a: behavior marked by polished manners or respect for others: courteous behavior b: a courteous and respectful act or expression.
Common courtesy can be as simple as saying “please” and “thank you” when asking for and receiving a service, gift, or assistance. Kindness and courtesy do go a long way and are noticed by others even if you do not realize it. Letting someone in front of you in traffic is easy. Hold open a door for someone or give a person a hand with his groceries. Give up your seat on the bus to someone who might need it. Introduce yourself to the new employee or kid at school and take the time to introduce her to the rest of the crew.
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect. – Bryant H. McGill
These examples provide a glimpse into the ways you can infuse courtesy into your life. These momentary deeds of courtesy may be incremental but they might make a huge difference in someone’s life.
HOW TO OBSERVE #CommonCourtesyDay
If common courtesy is not a part of your daily routine, then make Common Courtesy Day your opportunity for change. Start implementing courtesy into your life. Try it; not only will others appreciated it, but you will feel good about it, too. Use #CommonCourtesyDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL COMMON COURTESY DAY HISTORY
National Common Courtesy Day has been observed since at least 2003.
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