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.
We say it all the time – life is short. But until the moment strikes, I’m not sure that we truly acknowledge that. We think that we have time. We think that we will do tomorrow what we think of today. Don’t be foolish. Continue reading “Don’t wait. Tomorrow is today.”
Anyone who writes can tell you that life gives us an endless supply of material. Everywhere we go, everything we do and everything we see and hear ignites the spark of thoughts that we carry around with us until we bring them to life.
Continue reading “On writing.”
Responsibility. Accountability. Honesty. Integrity. Consequences.
These are more than words, these are the framework of decent human beings. It is the foundation from which we build our personal and professional lives. Continue reading “The true American superpowers.”
The first full week of the new year is behind us and another one lies ahead.
The distressing attack on our nation’s Capitol reminds us that we have much work to do in uniting our country.
Continue reading “Sunday musings.”
Having recently been verbally assaulted by the written word in Facebook Messenger , I took a stand then, let it go. It served to remind me that no matter how fair or unbiased we are aiming to be, there will always be someone who disagrees and perceives a message differently. And that being said, haters will hate. Continue reading “If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all.”
Some weeks are more challenging than others and some feel like a month’s worth of work is tucked into five days! This is not a complaint. When I catch myself feeling stressed, exhausted or frustrated, I step back and take a moment to look for the silver lining. Sometimes it shines brightly and other times, I have to take an inventory and seek it out.
Continue reading “What is your one hope for today?”