Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My thoughts on common courtesy ( also a few of my friends opinions on the subject )

I have been meaning to do this post for a while. I have been pondering this for some time.
 In my journey through this life so far, I have met many people, people from all walks of life, there are the good , the bad, and the not so nice ones. I myself, can identify with all three. For you see, I have been all of the above at some point in my life. Their have been things that I've done and said ( probably saying things I regret mostly more than actual things I've done). I strive daily to be a better person, I am not foolish enough to know that I cannot do this alone. Without God ,friends I am nothing. I do believe God allows us to have friends  to " help" and "encourage " those around us. 
 My goal is to be a more positive person. In truth, I'm really not. I tend to be more on the negative Nelly side. Perhaps it's the way I'm made? I don't know.... I'm just trying my bestest and hardest to change that. I don't like to be judged, so I try not judge others. Sometimes that's hard NOT to do especially when living in a world where good is becoming bad and bad is becoming good. Sometimes it gets rather confusing trying to make sense of it all.
 So today I'm kind of just baring my heart to you my dear readers on some of my thoughts on common courtesy.
Courtesy is something that you do with out thinking about most the time. Acts of kindness and politeness just come naturally as breathing to some while others might struggle with doing these attributes.
To me, common courtesy is not treating those you work with, for ect. Like they are a public servant. Everyone deserves respect and should be treated like a friend. ( I'm just saying this is how I would want to be treated ).
Common courtesy is sending a thank you card when someone blessed you with a gift. Yep, I've neglected that before (especially to my closest friends) but I am thankful even if I didn't send a card.
 Common courtesy is calling someone when you are expected to show up and don't. PLEASE,NO TEXTING!!! I DO NOT LIKE IT!!! To me it's so much more personable to call. So please friends do call me.
It's common courtesy to keep your germs to yourself.
It's common courtesy to look the person you are talking to in the eye and smile even when you don't feel like it.
It's common courtesy to apologize even when you aren't guilty of committing the crime.saying I'm sorry and mean it when you say it.
Common courtesy is listening to others and not cut them off in the middle of a sentence or interrupt while the other person is talking. ( oops I'm so guilty of this)!
Common courtesy is saying " Thank You"' for inviting me to your house when someone invites you to their home. That's a privilege and let your host know you are grateful for the invite.
It is common courtesy to offer to help clean the kitchen after a meal when in invited to someone else home for a meal.
It is common courtesy to say "nice things"to people and live by the words of"if you don't have something nice to say, don't say nothing at all.Sometimes one forgets how one must seem to other people and take things for granted.
 Common courtesy is returning phone calls and emails.
 What is so admirable about inoffensiveness,I never shall know. I know some people don't give a care what people think about them, but I do.....
So with these words I'll say goodbye for now, One needs no particular talent to be polite
Love, Merry 


  1. I love this post I think we should be more nice to one another :)

  2. Thank you dear.:)