Going Back to the Basics – Being Courteous Still Works
Smiling at someone can make all the difference in the world. Therefore, you never know the impact it may have on them. It is a simple gesture of kindness that requires very little time and costs absolutely nothing on your part. By considering others in small ways, you can form a lasting and powerful connection.
Developing the habit of saying please and thank you has amazing benefits in all of your relationships. When communicating with others, remembering to include those simple, but profound words is a simple way to show that you care and appreciate the things people do for you. For example, your spouse will feel more loved and your children will learn that you value them. When going to the grocery story, instead of demanding what you want, ask for assistance in a calm tone of voice by starting with please and ending with thank you. Showing appreciation goes a long way to those who serve us and rarely receive words of praise. These small acts of courtesy have the power to revolutionize your relationships.