Common Courtesy – During the Holidays

Back in August of this year I posted a blog about how we treat each other sometimes.  It was called Common Courtesy – Having Respect for Others and Showing Kindness.

During the Holiday Season, this becomes more pronounced.  Traffic increases, we are in a hurry, we have to buy certain items, we have to be first in line when the store doors open, we feel the need to spend more money, we have to clean the house, we have to write Christmas Cards, we have to bake our everyone’s favorite things, we have to practice and perform with choirs, etc., we have to decorate the house and yard, we have to get out our holiday clothes, we have to __________.

All of this leads to stress and then to being impatient with each other and then to being rude to each other and then to __________.

Here are a couple of videos to make the point.  One shows the crowd pushing and shoving in order to be first to get to their sale item.  The other shows how we can stop and enjoy what is important about this season.

Love, Joy and Peace to the World!

Gary

About Gary

I am retired, but not tired. I still want to be valuable to others. I know that others are valuable to me. After looking back on six decades, I have asked myself this question: “What do I believe?” My mind filled up. My heart started beating faster. My spirit soared. I post blogs to share what my mind is working on, what my heart believes would help others and, what my spirit is communicating to me. What do I believe, you ask? Decisions dictate your path In love, not hate In tolerance, not prejudice In health, not sickness In wealth, not poverty In kindness, rudeness In happiness, not sadness In encouragement, not discouragement In faith, not doubt In courage, not fear I have been and will be challenged in each one of these beliefs, but the biggest belief is to stay positive and not turn negative. This belief helps me maintain all of the others.

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