If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is “thank you”, it will be enough.
~ Meister Eckhart
Call me old fashioned but I think politeness and respect are the lubrication that keeps a society from becoming debased.
Now I have no way of telling whether North Americans are becoming more or less polite. For every unresponsive salesperson I encounter I also meet those who go out of their way to be helpful. For every horror story I read about someone’s pleas for help going unanswered there is a heartwarming account of people risking their lives to go to the aid of a stranger.
Over the years I’ve had many people contact me through this blog, seeking advice. And I’m happy to share what I can. That’s why I’m here. Most inquirers express their thanks.
Then there are those who ask for my help and once they’ve got it disappear without a “peep”. That doesn’t sit well and makes me feel used.
But I’ll not let a few spoil it for the rest of you who are appreciative. So please continue to send me your questions. I’ll try my best to answer them. In return all I ask is a simple thank you.
Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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