18 May THIS WEEK: CHOOSE CIVILITY
When the going gets tough, as it has been for the past few months, one of the best things we can do is to be the best humans we possibly can. We often see this in the face of tragedy—the heroes that run into the burning building, fight illness on the front lines, or jump into the flood waters to save someone. We honor and salute these heroes every day, as we should. However, the rest of us don’t get a hall pass because of their heroism. Nope. We all can and get to do our part as well, so this week, we are asking you to CHOOSE CIVILITY. We love the word civility because it establishes the fact that we live in a social construct… civilization. And, when we see ourselves as part of something bigger than ourselves, it allows us to be more aware of our impact on the greater good. This is why being civil requires us to be respectful, to be kind, to serve one another, to help a neighbor, to reach out to a friend, to step into any situation to make it better. With so much uncertainty still floating in the air and with no crystal ball for what the future of work, school, live concerts, sporting events, movie theatres, and other public gatherings will look like, let’s all be certain that the more civil we are, the better off we will be. So let’s all choose civility… because it matters now more than ever.