I was brought up with good morals & manners. Not the ‘use the proper fork kind’, but the kind where you learn respect for your elders, respect for family and friends, respect and interest in different cultures, and respect for nature and wildlife.
Respect for the world we live in.
So why is it when we bring up morals and manners today, it is often associated with ‘tea party’ views? How strange. Morals & manners existed way before the first ‘cup of tea’ was stirred in the political arena.
Morals and manners are getting a bad rap today, as if they are something to side step and avoid, a sign of ‘weakness’, or extreme political party affiliation. It is becoming increasingly difficult to raise children with manners today, when we are surrounded by ‘adults behaving badly.’ We may think our children are not watching us, but of course they are. This is a fact that has not changed since the beginning of time. They ‘unknowingly’ mimic us. The word ‘Respect’ can change the world. We need to make sure we pass the ‘definition’ down to our children.
So give morals & manners a chance at survival in our world. Take an extra minute to hold a door open for someone today. Buy a stranger a cup of coffee. Help your neighbor who is struggling to put food on the table. Take the time to show a child the beauty in nature. Listen to the stories of the elderly, so that history and traditions don’t become lost.
Don’t be shy with a smile, or the words; please, thank you, and your welcome. You will find they not only brighten your day, but that of others as well. One of the most important things I remember being taught as a child, is you can often change how people respond to you, by simply changing the way you approach them.
Political parties are certainly not responsible for the morals and manners in our world. We all are.
Thank you, for taking the time to read this!