Please. Thank you. Excuse me. Sorry. Smiling. Not being selfish. Not being greedy. Not being wasteful. Cleaning up after yourself. Chewing with your mouth closed. Taking personal responsibility. Respecting people for and despite their differences. Treating people equally. Asking for a favor politely and directly. When someone asks you for a favor, not acting like they’re asking for you to re-build the pyramids. Showing appreciation for people who do nice things. Appreciating what you have, and appreciating more what people give you, especially when it’s for no reason but the goodness of their hearts. Thanking people who deserve it. Making new friends. Reaching out to those who need a hand, or a hug.
The world would be a much better place if people practiced more of these behaviors. I know I’m not perfect, but I also know I wasn’t raised, as they say, by wolves or in a barn [although I did spend one summer in a renovated barn… nevermind]
On a side note… did you ever have a dream, where someone in your dream asks you if you remember [xyz] that happened, and you do, but you remember it because it was a dream you had weeks ago?