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    Dale’s Books

    Dale Best

    • Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      by Dale E. Best

    Positive Principles For Executives by Dale Best

    Dale’s Résumé

    • Native of Worden, IL
    • Twenty years of public school teaching
    • BA, McKendree University, Lebanon IL
    • MS ED, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL
    • M DIV, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis IN
    • Elder, Illinois Great River Annual Conference, United Methodist Church
    • Ordained in 1985
    • Retired after twenty years active ministry

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    Courtesy

    Knights of the middle ages kept courtesy very high on their list. Whether it was a damsel in distress or the king, courtesy showed in their attitude and action.

    In the 1800’s and 1900’s in American history, courtesy was a sign of nobility and proper childhood training. These people were the first to be treated with honor and respect. Courteous people were able to hold their temper when provoked. They displayed gentleness in actions and into their verbal replies.

    Courteous people gave respect to slaves, servants, parents, landlords, neighbors, and government officials. This forced the person they were dealing with to reciprocate with the same due respect. It was easy to come to an agreement or a mutual compromise in their discussion. Shouting, screaming, or agitated haggling seldom helped the parties to come to a satisfactory conclusion. A gentle voice is conducive to healing wounded feelings.

    Persons who bring courtesy with them to a gathering or business meeting affect the atmosphere. Members of the board or relatives seem to adopt the same attitude. Therefore, courtesy is contagious.

    If we find ourselves in hostile climate in a meeting, we could at first opportunity express courtesy to someone near us. Intentionally show this attitude to the group as a whole when we get the chance. How much more pleasant our meeting will be when courtesy is in attendance