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Being Courteous? Is it a habit?

Joan Winifred

Greetings Reader:) Thanks for stopping by here.

It’s that time of year. End of year (public) school events for a lot of students/parents here in FL.  Our youngest ran a GOTR (Girls on the Run) 5K the other day. And this same (10 soon to be 11 year old) girl…yesterday gave a brief talk at her school end-of-year award assemblies…her topic?

What being “courteous” means? here’s a brief excerpt:

Good Morning Ms. (Principal’s Name), Ms. (Vice Principal’s Name), Teachers, Parents, Visitors and Fellow-Students. Thank You for attending and listening. My name is (            ). Today I will be talking to you about the importance of being courteous.

What is courtesy?

My parents and my teachers have taught me, by example, how to be courteous. Well then, let me tell you what I have learned. When we are polite, kind, respectful and use good manners, we are being courteous to each other. This helps keep the school peaceful.

To be courteous is to be honest. We say please, thank you and we keep our promises to each other. And we do our homework! When we are courteous, we treat others the way we want to be treated.

When we choose to be courteous, we build each other up and not tear each other down! Courtesy is a happy habit.

One example, at school, myself and other kids showed courtesy by helping Ms. (       ) pass out food bags. It makes our teacher, and parents happy when we are happy to help.

Please, think about it. How can you be courteous every day?

She had to speak at 3 assemblies…each a different audience of students, faculty, visitors, parents…we think attendance total between 600-800+  There were other students giving talks as well and they did GREAT!

Let your words always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should answer each person.—Col. 4:6.

As parents, we “try” to teach our kids “practical” Bible principles…that help them be effective-compassionate-communicators…to be “seasoned with salt”. (Oh, and to respect all-fellow-fragile-life…of course.)



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