What was this so called free thing my mother spoke of? The thing she taught and encouraged.
Please. Thank you. You’re Welcome.
Not a bad bunch of words to keep handy for any occasion. They take up little room in the brain. They are easy to write, and, believe it or not, even easier to say. They open up opportunities and make other people feel good. Most of all, the personal gratification from using manners is endless.
Think about how good it feels when someone says to you, ‘thank you’. Think about the smile you put on a person’s face when you say, ‘you’re welcome’. Think how easy it is to use the word ‘please’ when you ask for something.
It is not surprising that we have become a mannerless society. But it’s sad. It is time to fight back. Do your part to resurrect manners. Spread the word, as they say.
Add a please to things you ask for and thank you for that which you receive. If someone doesn’t say thank you, say you’re welcome, anyway. No need for a sarcastic or condescending tone. Just, you’re welcome. It will give them some food for thought.
My theory on this free commodity we have a never ending use of . . . Use your manners. Always! It will rub off.
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