NATIONAL COMMON COURTESY DAY
Celebrated annually on March 21st, today is National Common Courtesy Day. This day was created to bring awareness to the use of common courtesy in ones everyday lives, something that is hopefully practiced, by us all, without even thinking about it.
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”. Kindness and courtesy really do go a long way and are noticed by others even if you do not realize it. It is easy to let someone in front of you in traffic, open a door for someone, give a person a hand with their groceries, give up your seat on the bus to someone who might need it, say “hello” and shake a hand when you meet someone and remember to say “goodbye” and the list could go on and on. These are just a few examples of small things that make a difference to someone else. They are momentary deeds of being courteous.
If common courtesy is not a part of your daily routine, then National Common Courtesy Day is the day for a fresh start by implementing courtesy into your life. Try it; not only will the other person appreciate it, you will feel good about it also.