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Hope for 2007

That we each become more civil…that we contemplate and act with civility.

“The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.”
Benjamin Franklin, American statesman, scientist, philosopher, writer and inventor (1706-1790)

The components of civility……certainly there are more than these……

Kindness
Respect
Compassion
Ethics
Patience
Sincerity
Concern
Empathy
Honesty
Humility
Responsibility…Discretion…Tolerance…Courtesy…Chivalry
Sensitiveness…Giving…Inclusion…Communication…Reliability
Humanity…Trust…Altruism…Assertion…Attention…Gratefulness
Consideration…Care…Politeness…Accommodation…Generosity
Fairness…Decency…Tact…Cooperation…Tolerance
Peace

Civility requires work and dedication.
Wishing you a 2007 with
civility to share and friends, family and coworkers who care.