"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 give
a little and take alot.
In a world in which the courteous person
becomes one of the fairest and rarest gems
While commenting on the life 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 enviable attribute.
(First published on July 25, 2012)
(Revisions made on July 10, 2020)