Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Courage of Civility



"We undervalue, I think, the courage of simple, everyday civility.  What do we know of another person's day, of their worries and anxieties, of how deep into their innermost resources they had to reach for that gracious smile, that pleasant hello."


~~ Robert Brault

5 comments:

  1. Thanks again Robert... you are gently adding to.." their innermost resources"... Warmly appreciated

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  2. I try to remember this, too, Robert. When I pass people in the grocery store, and we have eye contact, I'll smile at them whether they look happy or not. And when I do come across not-so-friendly cashiers, that's when I try to remember what might be going on in their lives, and I'll smile and possibly make "happy" small talk if it seems appropriate. Thanks for always brightening up my day!

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  3. Raj, Becky -- so much appreciate your visits here (and I don't have to reach far into my innermost resources to say so.) Smiles, rb..

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  4. So perfect. It's something I kept preaching to my kids and now to my grandkids -- you just don't know. The cost of generous human kindness to each of us is not high -- but it might mean a lot to someone else to be treated kindly.

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  5. So perfect. It's something I kept preaching to my kids and now to my grandkids -- you just don't know. The cost of generous human kindness to each of us is not high -- but it might mean a lot to someone else to be treated kindly.

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