Is Society Getting Less Courteous?
Not many people can change the world, nor do many of us try. But there are little things we can all do to make this journey a little more pleasant. Smiling when you say “good morning” to a co-worker. Saying “please” and “thank you”. Holding the door for someone who is walking out of a store with packages. Waving when someone let’s you out of the parking lot onto a busy street.
It seems like I am seeing less of these little courtesies. It became top of mind earlier today when I held the door for someone at the coffee shop, and he showed a look of surprise and said “That’s different, but thank you.” Those trivial little things you do to brighten the days of others, will no doubt make your own day much better as well.