22
Feb-2011

Kindness Challenge #6: “Mind Your Manners”

Hello! Hello! It’s Tuesday morning and your Kindness Challenge videos are back!! And today’s challenge is all about something I am a known stickler for: MANNERS!! Take a look …

Alright, so get on out there and rock that politeness, people!!

Say “please”. Say “thank you”. Open doors, help people out. Be gracious. Be gentlemanly. The world will be a better place at the end of the day because of it.

Remember, Emily Post says “Manners are a sensitive awareness to the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” … so slurp your soup if you must, what’s important in THIS challenge is being genuinely thoughtful to others.

“Please” come back at the end of the day and tell me how your Mannerly Day unfolded. I’ll be interested to hear.

ALSO: Don’t forget there are only 48 hours left in our KINDNESS CARE PACKAGE RAFFLE contest. We’re trying to get to 1,000 PAGE “likes” on Facebook by March 14.

Have a wonderfully POLITE day, everyone!

xo,

Cris

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  1. DawnV /

    Ooooh this is a good one Cris! I was extra polite today – let some pushy people cut in, let someone with fewer items go ahead of me in line… that kind of thing. :o)
    I just wanted to point out that when it comes to manners one thing that I’m ALWAYS grateful for is when a man holds the door! It seems that it happens so rarely that I tend to be a bit over-gracious (is that a word) when a gentleman does it!

  2. admin /

    Great job today, Dawn!! And YES… I’m with you I am a SUCKER for a man with gentlemanly manners. 😉 They really are rare. I was once on a packed plane and a super pregnant woman came on board with a toddler and was struggling to get her suitcase in the overhead bin. And like 7 men just sat there watching her. So I hopped up and was like “Don’t worry fellas, I’ll get it!!” and then they all seemed to have this “a-ha” moment of …oh, gee, perhaps I should have been helping.

    I don’t think it’s so much about them being intrinsically rude men (I’m sure they were all lovely guys), but they were just disconnected. That’s the NUMBER ONE thing I hope this campaign accomplishes: just helping people plug in and PAY ATTENTION to others around them. That alone is kind. When we pay attention and actually NOTICE what’s going on, almost all of us do the right thing and help out. It’s when we’re distracted in our own thoughts, busy day, on our cell phones, etc. that manners are lost to disaffected apathy.

    Anyway… three cheers to EVERYONE, male or female, who remembers to show that “sensitive awareness to the feelings of others”. See you back on the blog tomorrow! -cris

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