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.