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Courtesy — Noun — A courteous, respectful, or considerate act or expression.
Courtesy, politeness and good manners are all about respecting yourself and respecting others. Considering the feelings of other people before we act and being a person that other people like and respect are just a couple ways we can show good manners. Have you ever been around someone who had bad manners or only thought of themselves and the things they wanted? How did that make you feel?
Sometimes it can be difficult to be courteous, whether it is because we think we won’t have the time or because the person we are interacting with is not very considerate. We have to learn to take the time and to be the better person in those situations. When we treat others with respect and courtesy, we encourage them to treat us the same way in return. Remember, treat others as you want to be treated. Life is so much more pleasant when we show respect for the comfort, feelings and well-being of others.
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
~ Christopher Reeve
WORD TO REMEMBER
Obstacle (Noun) \ ob-stuh-kuh l \
A thing that blocks one’s way or prevents or hinders progress
Instead of seeing her belt test as an obstacle, Julie chose to view it as an opportunity to show her instructors how much she had learned.
We will all face obstacles in our lives, and sometimes those obstacles can make us feel unprepared or overwhelmed. If we choose to view those obstacles as a way to test what we can do, it can help us feel challenged and encouraged instead.
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Did You Know?
Surprising Facts about dogs
1. Dogs are as smart as two-year-old children.
Studies from canine researchers have shown that dogs can learn to understand up to 250 words or gestures and how to count to five.
2. Dogs can read our emotions.
When dogs look at your face, it isn’t just because they are trying to get your attention. Sometimes, they are working to figure out whether you are happy, sad or angry.
3. Dogs don’t feel guilt
Even though they respond when they are caught doing something they shouldn’t, there isn’t any evidence that dogs feel guilt. Their expression — head lowered, ears back and those puppy-dog eyes — is usually just a reaction to their owner’s anger or upset reaction.
4. Dogs have dreams just like you.
A dog’s brain wave patterns while they sleep are very similar to yours. This is why you’ll notice a dog twitching, growling or running during sleep.
5. They sweat through their paws.
The majority of a dog’s sweat glands are located in their paws, which is why a dog’s paw often feel cool and sometimes clammy.