Some say it takes 30 days to change a habit. There are habits I would like to change for myself and I have altered my life in many ways this year. One is trying to be happy everyday regardless of what comes my way. I do this by trying to pinpoint what has made me happy today and focus on that little snippet. I found 30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth on Marc and Angel Hack Life. I have broken it down to one at a time so it can be easier to focus , depending on how and where you would like to grow. Take a look at number 7;
Treat everyone nicely, even those who are rude to you.
Being nice to someone you dislike does not mean you are being false. It means you are mature enough to take control of your emotions. Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice but because YOU ARE.
I often say to my daughters if a teacher or student says something they do not like to turn the other cheek and return just be nice. They will cross nasty people their whole lives and it always pays to be nice.