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Friday, September 14, 2012

Manners... but mean everything!

"Manners before morals". Oscar Wilde

Kindness is also free - all of the time. Imagine that!

The only thing we really ever own is our behaviour.

A smile is also free, but to the person who receives it ... it could change their day and their mood completely

A favourite comment in the classroom in an attempt to educate uncouth teenagers :-)

Manners are something that I am afraid we have forgotten and we used to be so good at it, hard to come by these days..

The meaning of .... From Dictionary.com manner
1 [man-er] Show IPA
a way of doing, being done, or happening; mode of action, occurrence, etc.: I don't like the manner in which he complained.
the prevailing customs, ways of living, and habits of a people, class, period, etc.; mores: The novels of Jane Austen are concerned with the manners of her time.
ways of behaving with reference to polite standards; social comportment: That child has good manners.
a person's outward bearing; way of speaking to and treating others: She has a charming manner.
characteristic or customary way of doing, making, saying, etc.: houses built in the 19th-century manner.
air of distinction: That old gentleman had quite a manner.

If you don't use them, they do cost you the opportunity to get clear socially.

Manners greatly enhance clarification, not to mention gratefulness, appreciation and acknowledgement of others.

Sometimes when someone is harsh or uncaring ... just showing a small bit of attention and regard ... can sometimes create a shift in consciousness.

Not always, but enough times.

Only the ego can consider manners, kindness may be a more appropriate word for the sentiment of this statement, a waste of time and energy".

"Just have to sometimes kindly ask Spirit and my Guardian Angels and my Spirit Guides to guide and protect me and grant me increased tolerance and patience. Otherwise I might find myself pushing the offending item" :)