When I experience or even hear about gestures of civility, I’m thankful. The alternative to endless vitriol offers profound potentials for invention, for growth, and even pleasure. On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for demonstrations of people finding ways simply to treat each other well, or at least with respect.
The rules of social dancing are these: take care of the person with whom you're tripping the light fantastic. If you're good at this, kick up your heels. If you're fortunate simply to balance on your own two feet, revel in the change of your ordinary ambulation.
Listening to what others have to tell you about their own adventures is just as important as telling tales of your travels to distant lands.