"Life is not so short," wrote
Emerson, "but there is always time
We live in a world of push
and shove. In a world of little
give and a lot of take. In a world
in which the courteous person
becomes one of the fairest...
and rarest... gems to contemplate.
In commenting on the life of the
of the great sportswriter, Grantland
Rice, Bruce Barton said,
"He had pure courtesy."
What a great compliment...one
of the finest compliments any of us
Would not our lives be enriched
if every thought, or word, or deed
were a courteous one?
Take time for courtesy. It is a most
(First published on July 25, 2012)