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
Reminders can sometimes be useful. Smiling is powerful but doing it more often helps you and other people.
Should I smile more often?
The short answer is yes. Smiling:
- Enhances attractiveness
- Improves our mood
- Is contagious
- Helps you stay positive
Smiling more often helps everybody. Next time you’re in a store or on a bus, for example, smile at a random stranger. Smiling is one of the easiest random acts of kindness human beings can do.
Photo of smiling faces.
- Top 10 Reasons to Smile. [Online] [Accessed on 11th August 2013]
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!
I felt I needed to write something after I spent a great weekend at home with my family and friends. I also felt that I needed to write something which everyone could relate to – life.
Everyday we are lucky enough to take on the world as we wake up in the morning. For some this could involve waking up beside a partner. For some this could be waking up (at home) with your bother(s) or sister(s). For some this could be waking up with someone you brought into the world – your son or daughter. Whatever way you start the day, it is really important to remember that you’re you!
Being able to share a life event with someone makes life seem enhanced. Getting a smile off another human being for being you is priceless. I bet everyone reading this can remember a morning over the last seven days when they felt good?! Perhaps because you saw another person feel good too!!!
If we are happy with ourselves, feel good about ourselves the chances of us having more smiling encounters with other people in our lives increases tenfold.
- Eat more fruit – if you’re good on the inside it’ll show on the outside
- Recongise that there is only ever going to be one you on this planet – no one else will be like you! Appreciate it more today than you did yesterday
Here’s one sentence I was thinking of whenever writing this post:
Life is short, so make it sweet, and share it with as many people who appreciate sweet things!
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