By Amy Hahn
Member, CommUNITY Living Committee
Happy New Year! As we welcome in 2018, it is a great time to reflect on last year and to make resolutions for the new year.
The CommUNITY Living Committee had a busy, productive year of sharing the message to “Choose Civility.” We organized positive quotes posted in lobbies, articles in the newspaper, presentations to different groups, a round table discussion event, and to top off the year, a wonderful presentation by Daniel L. Buccino, director of the Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative.
From “The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct” that P. M. Forni presents in Choosing Civility, the CommUNITY Living Committee has chosen 12 and calls them the 12 Principles of Considerate Conduct. They are: pay attention, acknowledge others, listen, be inclusive, speak kindly, respect for others’ opinion, mind your body, respect other people’s time, respect other people’s space, refrain from idle complaints, respect the environment, and avoid personal questions
We encourage everyone to consider these 12 principles as your New Year’s resolutions. Living in a community involves civility from all of us!
“….a crucial measure of our success in life is the way we treat one another every day of our lives.”
– P.M. Forni