Custom: (n) a habitual practice; the usual way of acting in given circumstances.
I’ve done a lot of traveling in my life.
I’ve spent more time with strangers than family.
That’s why I learned to never know a stranger—to make all humans part of my family.
But I thought I would stop in today and tell you seven of my favorite customs I encountered during my journeys:
- Smiling when you first meet a new person.
- Walking away from a stewing pot of gossip.
- Eating what is set before you and discussing it later.
- Believing that women and men are basically just human.
- Not listening to accents—just noticing what people accent in their lives.
- Loving your neighbor as yourself.
- Asking twice as much as you think you should and saying thank you three times more.