There is not much emphasis put on manners today. It is still a big deal though. It is important to use our manners because that is how we can be loving, kind and compassionate to others.
I was raised by the most mannerly people on the face of the earth. Saying please and thank you were just a small part of their manners. They went way far out of their way to make sure they were polite and respectful of others. And that is what manners are all about – being respectful of others.
They taught me by example. And that is the really lovely thing about having manners – we teach as we do. We affect the world around us with our manners.
Be the change – mind your manners.