Most of the world’s children are brought up with basic manners, for example, saying: please, thank you, goodbye….
Manners: Back to basics
Personally speaking it is always good to get a gentle reminder about manners and making use of them regularly. My grand-parents used to be remind me of manners regularly. Not because I didn’t use them but to make sure I used them often and to everyone.
It’s nice to be nice.
Smiling alongside manners are very powerful people’s skills. They provide a really warm combination of niceness. Smile and use manners on a daily basis.
Mean what you say
Sincerity is appreciated by everyone. If you mean what you say, then what you say becomes even more powerful. Next time you say “thank you” think about it and then say “thank you” — you will mean what you say.
Tone of voice
Did you know that the tone of your voice can change the message of what you are saying. Come here, for example, can have different meanings depending upon what words you emphasis. Make sure you don’t over emphasis because this has a negative tone.
These simple gestures reflect this short post. It doesn’t take a lot of energy to do these things so no one has an excuse not to do / use them.
Posted by Gerald Murphy
- Life experience
“Believe in yourself. Tell yourself everyday “I am a talented person with a wonderful gift to give others!” Shantel VanSanten
“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”
William Arthur Ward
“I sometimes go to my own little world, but that’s okay, they know me there.” Joel Hodgson
Laughter is the best medicine. Laugh now and u will be happy right n-o-w. Unknown
Smile on a Monday
Who said Monday’s were always miserable?!
Do you ever find yourself in a situation were you are standing with someone you do not know, and you both are doing the same thing? These are the unwritten rules!
Examples of “unwritten rules”
- If someone is using the ATM (Automatic Telling Machine, sometimes referred to as a bank machine) you must stand behind them, usually three to four feet to help with privacy and fears of being mugged
- Whenever you meet someone, you ask them how they are doing
- If you read a post you really like on WordPress, you must hit the like button, and check out another post to see if you are going to follow that person
- You must stand behind a person to form a queue, not to their side — such as that at a supermarket checkout
- Whenever you hear a loud bang, you must look to that direction — where is the sound?
- If someone smiles at you, you must smile back
- If you walk into a kitchen and someone is cooking something nice, you should say: that smells good — before you have even tasted it
Unwritten rules are global
I think it is safe to say that these unwritten rules are global — they are recognised worldwide. These rules are generally learnt by other people, mostly our family members. They are generally done out of respect for other people.
Unwritten rules help the world go round. Do you have an unwritten rule you would like to add? Please comment below!
Having a good time feels fantastic, right? In the moment of laughing it is important to soak in every moment. The reason why this is important, is because we are less likely to forget about a moment if we associate more things with it. Let me explain:
Associate to remember
Whenever you are laughing, or smiling, try to take in as much as you can. What does the room smell like? What colour was your friend’s top?
If you can remember these things, you are more likely to retune yourself into that moment. But why would you want to remember a laugh with this level of detail?
Happy moments help us through sad(er) moment(s)
Life itself is not easy: life throws up several obstacles, which can make it seem unfair. But whenever you are having a bad day, or are feeling sad because of what happened recently, try to remember what colour that top was, or what the smell smelt like. Remember this level of detail may help you smile quicker.
Without even researching this topic, I know that laughing binds people together. But I also know that smiling helps whenever you are not feeling great. Smiling, and laughing, becomes the norm once you’re feeling okay. So smile more, laugh more, get binding with other people — you will feel better for it.
Sharing laughs is fun. Smiling can lead to a laugh. It’s a good cycle to get into!