Good Manners

The Kindness of Strangers is the WordPress prompt today.  We are asked about a time when someone was kind and generous. I think of many professionals who were kind when I was helping with my mother’s care.  Now I am so grateful for courtesy and help when I go to the library and stores.

So they are strangers because I don’t know them, but friendly in their professional roles.

Good manners, in other words!

someone helps me
at the library
and I say thank you
then help someone else
at the grocery store

books on the shelf
supported by each other
kindness of friends

we hold the door
for older people
memories of Mom

Ellen Grace Olinger