Daily thoughts. Points to ponder. Soulful reflections.

Manners. Where have they gone? When did we become an all-about-me society that frowns upon kind, thoughtful and polite people? Why are those few viewed as weak and old-fashioned?

As I write this, I must confess that I haven’t yet sent my Christmas thank you notes. And shame on me. It’s careless and I won’t make any excuse. I’m remiss and tardy.

My father shared this great quote today and I have to do the same. Manners are from the heart. Etiquette encompasses the rules of behavior. Both are timeless and should be a way of life, not a thing of the past.

Don’t just say please and thank you. Live in a manner that shows you mean it. Service. Gratitude. Compassion. Civility. Lead by example.

Maybe, just maybe, we can make a difference in this world if we all make an effort.

Author: E.M. Murphy

A freelance writer, coach, eternal seeker and Renaissance soul who aims to open minds and hearts. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist, humanity and humor is at the heart of my writing, reminding us that the key to success will always start with a genuine concern for others while making sure to be true to our authentic selves.

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