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The Pamela Positive: The Power of Courtesy

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\”Courtesies of a small and trivial character strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.\”  –Henry Clay

There’s a power in courtesy…what might seem like a small consideration, a miniature act of kindness, can most surely change someone’s day and even their perspective on life.  May we take that extra time to smile at the person we are standing next to while we wait for the stop light to change; may we not rush in traffic to get to our meeting 30 seconds earlier; may we listen a bit more deeply to any person with whom we are speaking; may we just be a little more present in each moment, which is a courtesy in and of itself.

Thank you to Henry Clay, one of our foremost statesman and orators who served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate during the 19th century.  He also served as Speaker of the House and Secretary of State.  He was a leading political figure for many years and has been dubbed \”the Great Compromiser\” for the role he played in instituting compromises over many key and contentious issues.

Thank you, Henry Clay, for this inspiration which you’ve shared with us.