National Decency Day

Do you have kids and want to be a good role model for them? Are you appalled by the rude behavior displayed by so many people? Do you wish that more people would be polite and civil? There is a day when everyone should practice all of that, which is on National Decency Day.

May 14th urges everyone to be decent on National Decency Day. Decency is all about listening, having compassion, and having a better understanding of the world around you. It also means that you are polite and civil, even around those who you don’t like. You don’t have to like someone or something to be decent. Decency only makes you look good, and isn’t that what you care about? The purpose of National Decency Day is to celebrate the standard of being civil that everyone deserves, as it is a non-partisan grassroots movement that came about to motivate everyone to be decent in everyday life.

It does not cost a thing to be decent in how you behave, act, and speak. National Decency Day is there to help raise awareness in schools and communities to embrace decency and integrate it into your life daily. The other thing about morality is that it allows parents to become good role models for kids as being decent helps to set an excellent example for the kids. Hold doors for others as they enter buildings, and always be polite no matter what, and be kind because you do not know what struggles people have.

The History Of National Decency Day

A New York City-based parent who is also a graphic designer with Lisa Cholnoky created National Decency Day in 2019 as she had the motivation to do so two years before that. In 2017, she designed a button for decency and mailed them to every US Congress member that year. The purpose was to encourage civility and for them to be positive role models for everyone. The idea took on, and schools use it to help encourage to treat others with kindness and respect. Therefore, the day was established in 2019 because you see little of it on the news and social media. She wanted to encourage others to be decent online.

How To Acknowledge National Decency Day

It is not hard to know how to act on National Decency Day. Be decent, kind, and listen to the point of view of others. Agree to disagree. Treat others with respect, and you should do this daily instead of only on this day. Why not begin to a conversation about decency and ask what it means to people. If you do so on social media, use #NationalDecencyDay in the post.

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