After reading it, I felt a bit more annoyed at some of the things that bothered me about the lack of manners in today's society. No, I shouldn't say that -- it's not a lack of manners, it's more of an infusion of utter rudeness.
In her book, Truss reminds us that it just takes small things to make a positive difference, so I thought I'd focus this week's count on those people I encounter in my day to day life who aren't rude, but are instead considerate and offer a positive impact on society.
This week I'm counting . . .
- People who use the turn signal in their vehicle
- Colleagues who greet you with a "good morning" or "good afternoon" or at least a pleasant smile
- Folks who use words such as "thank you" "please" "excuse me" and "you're welcome"
Three small things that can make a huge difference in another person's day.
C'mon, I know that our society is overflowing with rudeness and nastiness -- but spend a moment today looking for those people who make those tiny almost invisible attempts at infusing the world with a little grace, a little kind spirit, a little something to make the day a bit brighter. Those little things will actually make a huge difference.
And while I'm counting, I'd like to pause and thank Lynne Truss for writing this book and illustrating the importance of such behaviour. Thanks Lynne.