Respect in a civilised society is represented by this communication.

Only the species of Homo Sapiens has the concept of its expression.

Such a minor gesture, yet it can mean so much to so many.

This simple phrase concludes speeches and important transactions.

Though just a simple courtesy, it can contain deep emotion.

It can be uttered in sarcasm or be a sincere token of appreciation.

It divides those who are grateful from the thoughtless,

A division between those who are selfish and those who really care for others.

In many languages it’s only one word but in English it is two reduced from three.

Despite pressure from across the ocean to discard it, may it be sustained in our culture.

For having the patience to listen or read this, I say it loudly – THANK YOU