It’s time to be kind

time to be kindNot long ago, I was wrapping up my workout about the same time as the woman on the elliptical machine next to me. Deep in “the zone,” I didn’t immediately notice that she was struggling. She was having a somewhat difficult time getting off of the machine. Careful not to embarrass her, I asked, “Can I give you a hand?” After helping her down she said, “I thought chivalry was dead.”

Offering assistance wasn’t a big deal for me, as my parents were always proponents of good manners.  Our quick conversation made me think about her question. Do people take the time to exchange courtesy? Continue reading