“He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love”. These words of wisdom form the theme of my post today. Merriam-webster defines courtesy as: “behavior marked by polished manners or respect for others”.

Many a times there are things that we do not give much importance to or take for granted. For instance common courtesies such as greeting and welcoming someone, saying please and thank you, and even replying to e-mails on time or returning a call, hold great value. These seemingly trivial things can really affect our lives in a big way. I believe that the seed of mistrust can be planted if the right response is not given at the right time. We must at the same time be polite with others- the ones we know and even the ones we do not know that well. After all that is what courtesy is all about.

While we expect others to be courteous, we must be cognizant of the need for ourselves to be courteous and polite. In the fast-paced world, while it can be challenging to keep up with commitments, it is equally important yet easy to communicate instantly. Certain situations require speedy communications and a delay sometimes implies rudeness.

Having discussed the importance of courtesy and timely communications, courtesy also demands that such beautiful traits are instilled in individuals from childhood. It surely becomes much easier when something like common courtesy becomes a habit. Acknowledging someone for what they are or what they do positive is a nice habit that does wonders in creating lasting friendships.

Published in: on May 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Today’s post is dedicated to all the words related to positivity and goodness. I view positivity at the core of a happy and content life. We all have problems and issues to reckon with. However, those who are able to make the most of the finite time are the ones who really succeed. The utilization of time must be made with a positive attitude. Small things such a smile can do wonders.

Wise choice of words can make a big difference in our lives and the lives of others. Most importantly, words also need to be translated into action. Following are the words that come to my mind at this point:

Happiness, Smile, Charity, Goodness, Health, Kindness, Forgiveness, Clarity, Fairness, Respect, Contentment, Humility, Confidence, Love, Admiration, Generous, Energetic, Courteous, Helpfulness, Beauty, Bliss, Friendly, Terrific, Trustworthy, Honest, Wonderful, Decent, Calm, Caring, Considerate, Ethical, Efficient.

I am very sure we need to not only use these words more often but also display these characteristics in our lives. Nothing can be better than spreading goodness all around us!