Wednesday, October 17, 2012


If we all remain civil things will change.

Civility has been reported to be declining.

It doesn't have to be, however.

We all can raise it up once more.  Yes, by doing our part to be polite, courteous, helpful and concerned about others, civility will reign again.

A culture of cruelty is how we're being described for behavior these days.

We can be more.

And, better.

Mean and mean-spiritedness is hardly the way.

The "courtly" way of Francis of Assisi, Italy, and his courtliness is a value worth savoring daily.

For sure.

Practice made it perfect for centuries.

When did its decline begin?

Did it start with "no problem?"

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