How are we to practice courtesy?

Chuck Gallozzi

Chuck Gallozzi lived, studied, and worked in Japan for 15 years, immersing himself in the wisdom of the Far East and graduating with B.A. and M.A. degrees in Asian Studies. He is a Certified NLP Practitioner, speaker, seminar leader, and coach. Corporations, church groups, teachers, counsellors, and caregivers use his more than 400 articles as a resource to help others. Among his diverse accomplishments, he is also the Grand Prix Winner of a Ricoh International Photo Competition, the Canadian National Champion of a Toastmasters International Humorous Speech Contest, and the Founder and Head of the Positive Thinkers Group that has been meeting at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto since 1999. His articles are published in books, newsletters, magazines, and newspapers. He was interviewed on CBC’s “Steven and Chris Show,” appearing nationally on Canadian TV. Chuck can be contacted at View his photography at

17 Responses

  1. ernest says:

    God bless u 4 ur article

  2. Kimberly Olson says:

    So beautifully simple. Makes me believe that I can make positive changes in my little corner of the world.

  3. Mom says:

    I forwarded this link to my children and husband. It is beautifully stated and absolutely true. I wouldn’t suggest a change to one word! Thank you so much.

  4. Ellen Halm-Boateng says:

    This explanation was very helpful. Thank you so much.

  5. noble lavoe says:

    keep me posted anytime. I like this article.

  6. gsmith says:

    Great artice

  7. Mojoyinife says:

    This is a wonderful piece. Greatly and artistically written. Absolutely heartfelt!

  8. patti depeyster says:

    this is a great article, it just needs to practice in the homes.

  9. muslimaa says:

    A thought-provoking article i must say. This is what the world needs now. “God give us men a time like this demands”

  10. Jenny Livingston says:

    Pay it forward is not a new concept it has been used for centers with daily use of Common Courtesies & Manners. By treating each other with the same respect that we wish to be treated with can make each day special for not just you but the people around you.

  11. M.C. Rife says:

    Beautifully written. This is very timely in our generation of hurry up, and me first. Thank you.

  12. Guest says:

    Chuck, this is wonderful. I appreciate that while your writing from a Christian perspective, the suggestions you make apply to anyone and everyone, regardless of their religion or lack thereof.
    Thank you.

  13. Monica says:

    I love this article, helps a lot in my daily leaving I shared with anyone I could.

  14. Marie Hazell says:

    Great article. I agree with all of it.

  15. Phyllis Garraway says:

    This Article was very informative and makes you more aware of your rudeness, ie, always acting important instead of being gracious. It made me realize that common courtesy is not common at all.

  16. Delsbels says:

    Enjoyed this article thankyou Chuck. I shall print it.

  17. Jacqueline Slavin says:

    I appreciated the examples, adages, and quotes. They put things into perspectives with ease.

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