Have you ever seen your teen hold a door for an elderly person, friend, or even you?
By Gloria Franklin
Society cannot function without etiquette. When etiquette is practiced on a daily basis, it becomes routine and you don’t have to feel like it is foreign while showing good manners. Civility and humility are slowly slipping away. Simple board meetings require common courtesy to allow people to share their ideas without being eclipsed by the tirade of opposing views. Think about it…when was the last time you cut someone off in mid-sentence?
Manners are declining with each new generation. It’s time to put social graces and etiquette back into their proper places, our homes, schools, churches, colleges, the workplace and public places- with respect and common courtesy. Have you ever seen your teen hold a door for an elderly person, friend, or even you?
The world as we once knew it as a pleasant and calm place, where everyone was concerned about the welfare of their fellow man. Thus, the world is now changing. People aren’t being friendly; they’re not concerned about their fellow man. We need to get back to the basics by building a society where we all want to live with integrity and civility. During the blizzard of 2011 did your neighbors offer you a helping hand or vice versa?
I do not want our children and teens to grow up without concern for others and lacking in civility. As Maya Angelou once said, “People will forget what you did, people will forget what you said, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” So go on make someone’s day by showing politeness and respect to one another.
“The Book of Manners for Today’s Teens”
Peace & Harmony Solutions, Inc. partnered with Gloria Franklin to bring a quality etiquette workshop to Christ Our Savior Catholic School, in South Holland.