There will always be another tomorrow. And so it might go for the parent who is tired by the time they sit down to “enjoy” a meal with their family.
Table manners, public manners, and all sorts of “please and thank you’s,” that might be overlooked while we are tired, or are perhaps waiting until “tomorrow,” when we have more time or energy to invest in the actual training - might be forgotten.
Don’t put off tomorrow, what you can do today. And so, please pass the manners.
Is this an art that has been lost in time, or rather, a form of respect and a true test of character from within? I would gander to say – a little bit of both.
It is never to early to begin with the common core of respect towards another person. While we are raising our children, we will notice that our children will take our lead when we are consistent, living by example, and addressing the matters of the heart.
Manners come from :
Attentiveness to our surroundings. A respect and admiration for others. An appreciation for something they didn’t have to work for. And a true work ethic that brings them to thankfulness for the person, or thing that was given to them by another.
DO you know adults sorely lacking in manners today? Like, “please and thank you.” Or even the simple pleasantries of speaking to someone when they are in your presence, or asking someone how they are doing?
Manners are a simple extension of the work going on within us.
Children speaking to the elderly, adults moving beyond simple pleasantries, to chewing with our mouths closed and young boys standing when a lady enters the room …
Let’s begin a revolution of manners. Today.
The next three days will hold small printable posts and graphics for the family that would like to turn their table into a pleasant place, and their lives into gracious living.
A Printable to Laminate…For Your Dinner Table:
No more mixed up rules on respect. Let’s bring some respect back into this generation – one family at a time.
What are your thoughts on this topic today? Will you join me as we delve into this topic?