Read my latest on The Elephant Journal.

“Social graces are not the equivalent of money, class, or ostentatiousness. They are the traits of a decent person. Whether born into privilege or poverty, how we treat others speaks loudly of who we are as people.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2021/01/an-ode-to-the-simple-exchange-of-pleasantries/

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.