Intentionally Courteous

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.

What is being courteous?

The Webster dictionary defines the word courteous as: “marked by polished manners, gallantry of ceremonial usage of a court. Marked by respect for and consideration of others”.

You can recognize someone being courteous when he opens the door for you. Or when he pulls a chair. While driving and they allow you to go into their lane. And especially when you are in the line of your favorite coffee shop and they allow you to go before them with a genuine smile on their face.

To be courteous, you need intentionality. If you want to open the door for someone, you must intentionally pay attention to open the door. I asked myself is there such thing as Intentional Courtesy.

I think the answer is yes. Many people can be courteous in the moment when something happen, but there are others that are constantly scanning to see where they can be courteous. They are looking for the opportunity to serve and help.

This is a great attitude to have in your house, organization or job. When we constantly are looking for ways to be courteous, it will rub on others. And even do at the beginning you can’t see the difference others will see the difference.

Are you being intentionally courteous or just going with the flow?

Share this article with your friends and family and your social media friends. Until next time.

Make it a great day.


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