Monday, August 15, 2016

29 Habits of Extremely Considerate People

This list of good habits from extremely considerate people reminds me so much of my Mom and my Grandma. They taught these things to us while we were growing up. I need to be reminded of them often. I'm not as good at being extremely considerate as Grandma and Mom were, but I keep trying to improve.
  1. They put themselves in other people’s shoes.
  2. They recognize their own imperfections—and embrace them!
  3. They open the door for people instead of barging through it first.
  4. They try to make people feel comfortable in awkward situations.
  5. If someone looks great, they tell them! Why not?
  6. They think first and speak second (and avoid plenty of foot-in-the-mouth situations because of this).
  7. They perform small acts of kindness, just because they can, not because they feel they should.
  8. They avoid judging other people.
  9. They try to keep things positive, even (or especially) in difficult situations.
  10. They’re good listeners.
  11. They share what they have, even if it’s not much.
  12. If someone is sad, they try to cheer them up.
  13. They throw in a few extra dollars if the bill comes up short at a group meal.
  14. They smile at everyone.
  15. They try to leave people better than they found them—not the opposite!
  16. They put other people first.
  17. They are patient with other people, even if they’re frustrated.
  18. They remember birthdays and special occasions.
  19. They give up their seats on public transportation to people who clearly need them more—or maybe just to be nice!
  20. They always say please, thank you, and you’re welcome.
  21. They don’t interrupt or talk over people.
  22. They do favors for people without expecting anything in return.
  23. If someone skips them in line, they let it go. Maybe that person is just having a bad day!
  24. They make a point to include everyone in the conversation.
  25. They apologize when they mess up.
  26. They’re on time for things.
  27. They anticipate other people’s needs and wants.
  28. They ask people about themselves.
  29. They consider the “bigger picture” beyond themselves and their own lives.
This was originally posted on POPSUGAR.

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