The power of civility and compassion

I've never been fond of the word "nice". It always seemed such a pasty little word. But lately I am starting to notice with sadness the erosion of "nice" in our everyday world. You know what I mean -- things like civility, courtesy, respect, people saying thank you, doors held open, a wave of the hand when letting someone get in the traffic lane, thank you notes, signs of appreciation, helping hands. We are all so distracted by our cell phones, our careers, our over-burdened schedules, that we have started to value the slickness of efficiency (uninterrupted action) as an ideal. ...more

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deciding to "hold onto the good" is transformative, life-changing -- for you ...more