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March 21st is National Common Courtesy Day. 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.
Courtesy goes a long way. Other people do appreciate it more than you might realize. People often judge each other by their behavior towards other people, he or she is also treated the same way as they treat others. Saying please, thank you, and if necessary, I'm sorry whenever you should and you will start enjoying a better feeling about yourself and others.
Here are a few ways to celebrate, but there really is no limit as to what you can do.
- Greet others with a cheerful "hello."
- Say please and thank you.
- Patiently wait your turn to speak, and give others a chance to get their point in.
- Talk to someone who looks alone or left out.
- Open the door for someone, and let them enter a building in front of you.
- Let another driver go first.
- Replace the toilet paper roll.
- Take out the garbage if it is full at home or in the office.
- Don't leave dirty dishes in the sink.
- Recycle, and make sure to rinse out your containers before doing so.
- Let someone else have the last piece of pizza or cake.
- Make a fresh pot of coffee if you finish one at the office.
- Pick up garbage on the ground.
- Give your seat up for someone who is pregnant or elderly.
- If you are tall, don't stand or sit in front of someone short.
- Don't talk on your phone or be distracting in quiet places such libraries.
- Don't use your phone while in a movie theater when a movie is showing.