Back in October of 2006, we traveled with our daughters to the California coast for a family wedding. While there, I decided I needed to take a 100 mile drive to Simi Valley and visit the Reagan Presidential Library.
I recall standing in front of his tomb, no one else around and thinking about what a simple, yet great man he was. Not perfect, just great. So moved by the occasion, I called a like-minded friend in Florida to share where I was.
I bought a few trinkets and books at the gift shop and discovered one of them in a drawer this evening. It was a small book written by another great man, George Washington’s Rules for Civility and Decent Behavior. Click on the link above for all 110 rules.
Rule #56: Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
I’d like to take up a collection to buy one of these for every 6th, 7th and 8th grader in the Country.
Let’s face it, we need a little more civility and decent behavior, don’t we?