May 17 has been proclaimed Civility Awareness Day in the city of Ottawa.
What does it mean?
ci.vil.i.ty n. polite regard for others
a.ware.ness n. mindful; conscious
For some, it is a way of life. No proclamation or special day required. The fact that it has been found necessary to create Civility Awareness Day indicates that it is in need of a boost for many others.
Civility is a choice. We all make the choice countless times daily.
Civility is a way of life. It lives in the individual and thereby extends into all areas of their personal and professional life.
If you count yourself as one who has chosen civility then consider Civility Awareness Day as an opportunity to pass along your way of life. Be genuine, be kind, forgive. If lived with sincerity, civility is contagious. Spread it!
p.s. Comments on ways to boost civility received by the end of May 17 will be entered into a draw for a copy of The Power of Civility. See last week’s blog for more details.