Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

The Art of Courtesy

by sharo (follow)
At 59 I feel amazingly alive, and live life as an adventure! Come and adventure with me!
Self Help & Improvement (65)     
Yes, courtesy now seems to be an art. And one that not everyone is aware of. It is easy to master and is such a simple thing.

When you go through a door behind someone it is always a blessing when they don't let the door go in your face, especially when you are holding a child or grocery items. Checking behind you as you go through takes only seconds. Holding the door for someone with an arm load is a most courteous thing to do.



The Art of Courtesy
Courtesy is holding open the door for someone!


When you are walking down the street in any given city at any given time, it is nice to see people share the sidewalk. When there is one of you and two or three people coming at you, they don't move over. There really isn't anything hard about it - step forward or backward to form a single line on the sidewalk. It is a good idea to remember, simple kindness.

Courtesy is one of those things that is so easy to do. If we ever want to see change in the world, one of more love and concern for our fellow travelers here on earth this could be one way to do it.



The Art of Courtesy
Courtesy can make our road an easier one to travel!


This is something we need to remember to teach our children as well. Why would we not? As a parent it is such a pleasure to have someone comment on the politeness of your children and how well-mannered they are.

How about kindness in traffic? Does it not make a better start or finish to your day when someone lets you in a long line of traffic? Your confidence in mankind restored? Why not pay it forward?



The Art of Courtesy
Courtesy is sharing a bench!


The same goes for signaling. Don't think of it as part of what you do as a driver, think of it as a consideration to others. Maybe more people would remember they have signal lights in their cars.

If you can't make a dinner reservation, call back and let them know that you can't make it. It only takes a moment.



The Art of Courtesy
Giving someone your seat!


The same goes if you call someone regarding items they have for sale. You have made arrangements to go and view it. Then you found something else in the meantime or you just didn't want it anymore. Call the person back and let them know you won't be there. They can get on with the business of selling their items and you haven't really put out any energy.

There are so many things that can be added to this list. What ways can you think of to be more courteous to others around you?

'The Art of Living with Yourself and Others' by Sister Mary Mercedes can be found on Amazon.com. Sister Mary, a Dominican sister and teacher for more than 50 years first wrote the book in 1910 and it still has a lot of relevance for us now. From her book she states "Courtesy is a way of living inspired by thoughtfulness, consideration and respect for others and yourself".



The Art of Courtesy
Courtesy is a beautiful thing!


Have a lovely day and thanks for taking the time to read our articles here on Healthy Hints.

Categories
#Self Help & Improvement
I like this Article - 9
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by sharo
Do you remember the old adage - Children should be seen, not heard? Do you still live by that with y...
5 likes
Are you a natural? Do you believe in the natural way of things? Well more and more people are joinin...
6 likes
Wherever you are right now take a look around you
11 likes
Here in subtropical Brisbane thousands of plants grow outside
11 likes
Do you have chronic pain? Pain that you have had a long time and nothing seems to take it away? Is...
4 likes
As in all things in life there are beginnings and endings
2 likes
view all articles by sharo
Articles by sharo on Other Hubs
ID: 5252
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
This natural haircare recipe is quick and easy to make, inexpensive, alcohol-free and gives my curls...
11 likes
April is International Rosacea Awareness Month but what is it and is it having you, or someone you k...
9 likes
This modern take on sushi is tasty, versatile and quick to make
8 likes
Motivational clips and inspirational quotes are a great way to reduce depression, anxiety and help y...
8 likes
This effective combination leaves my skin feeling cool, hydrated, smooth and refreshed
6 likes
Having a daughter with eczema has made me think about products that we put on our skin in general
6 likes
Though dental enamel is one of the hardest substance in our bodies, it is also** fragile and can be ...
6 likes
Most of us are aware of the good effects that come after visiting a gym including losing weight, str...
4 likes
According to modern day science, zero calorie food means that the amount of energy spent in digestin...
by BK
24 likes
When using this scrub in the shower, my skin feels smooth and hydrated
3 likes
Categories
Nutrition (265)
Vegan (122)
How To (64)
Lists (61)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2018 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version