Week 15 — Beautiful Manners

“I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.” (Mandino, Og: The Greatest Salesman in the World (p. 71))

When I read this sentence, I immediately questioned myself whether I acted any unattractive manner yesterday, last week or last month. How can I constantly be mindful in good manners and graces? I did a research and I like these three suggestions:

  • Walk with purpose:  “you have to work on being aware of what your body is doing and where it is going at all times.”  I normally have a tendency to walk fast. Since my right foot hasn’t 100% healed yet and I have to walk very slowly right now. This would be a good opportunity for me to practice walking with the purpose of being natural graceful manners. Wow, that sounds big, but let’s do it.
  • “The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.” ― Kahlil Gibran I love the test; it really helps me know how much better I am and what else I need to improve.
  • Manners Are A Form Of Beauty

“When you have excellent manners,  it communicates who you are. I am convinced it makes you beautiful! Have you ever seen a sour face? Speak to the person and she responds with a bite! Speak to a smiley, warm face and you’re likely to get a friendly response.

Manners communicate the beauty of a beautiful soul. It brings beauty out of a plain person indeed. In my opinion, Audrey Hepburn isn’t classically beautiful but her heart, grace, and kindness shone out through every pore of her being. She had the finest manners. And lastly,” (http://www.elegantwoman.org/manners.html)

“It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” – J. K. Rowling

I would like to close with the Poems “I’m making a list” by Shel Silverstein:

“I’m making a list of things I must say for politeness,

And goodness and kindness and gentleness,

sweetness and rightness:

Hello

Pardon me

How are you?

Excuse me

Bless you

May I?

Thank you

Goodbye

If you know some that I’ve forgot, please stick them in you eye!”

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10 thoughts on “Week 15 — Beautiful Manners

  1. dbernstrom

    Elegant, Beautiful inside and out…… that’s you Nisa. I can’t fit in your shoes but I can see through your eyes that you make the world a better place as you walk with Grace. Thank you for being you… there is no other like you 🙂

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    1. Nisa Post author

      Many years ago when I began speaking English, I told one of my American friends that English is a very beautiful language. I love it Dave! I am the unique creator!!! Thanks so much! Nisa

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  2. Matt Dagati

    As we continue through our journey within this course I more convinced than ever that being “aware” is the very first step. Just the fact you’re aware of improving your manners and graces makes it so. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. masterkeymarj

    I can’t add anything that Dave didn’t already eloquently say. I thought it was a lovely post- mirroring a lovely person! (and it explains why my mother was as elegant as she was) someone to look up to! Thanks for the reminder!

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