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Small Kindness Week (SKW)

Another annual observance at this time of year (April) is Small Kindness Week. In our interactions with colleagues, neighbours, siblings, etc.,courtesy towards each other would be an example of ‘small kindness’. Words such as ‘Please’, ‘Excuse me’, ‘I am sorry’, ‘Thank you’, etc should be part of our everyday vocabulary.

‘That is only common sense’, you say.

Well, the problem with ‘common sense’ is that it is not very common! Here is little story.

SKW Advocate: To make life more pleasant for everybody, we should always use words such as ‘Please’, ‘Excuse me’, ‘I am sorry’, ‘Thank you’ etc in our interactions with others.

SKW Cynic: What for? Why waste time? Such words are just empty air, nothing but hot air!

SKW Advocate: Oh! You are absolutely right. I fully agree with you that such words are nothing but empty air. But what is in the
tyres of our cars, buses, and motorcycles but empty air! But, without this empty air, every journey would be rough.

Thank goodness, indeed, for empty air!

Re-trievia recalled: Excerpts from Year 2003/ 2004
Tan Wee Kiat


Written by Ivan Chew

16 January, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Posted in Year 2003/ 2004