This thread has been inspired by mammamia's response in my "Happy Holidays?" thread. She said (paraphrased) "as an atheist who does not observe holidays, if I am wished a Merry Christmas I respond by telling the person I do not observe the holidays but thank you, and in turn I wish they enjoy theirs'" I was very moved by this, maybe more than I should've been. The politeness, kindness and appreciation that we show others really brightens my spirits. I am not a fan of rude people, who is? But the fact that someone takes the time out of their day to express kindness to others really makes me happy. I wish these values were found in everyone, but I know they are not. So I would like to take some time out of my day to show appreciation for those of you who are kind hearted souls and go out of your way to help others or to brighten someone's day. Thank you.