Tag Archives: kindness

Be Nice to the Gym Newbies

This post was triggered by a comment from a toned, five- year- gym -attending friend. A couple of days into January she commented, ”Parking was awful at the gym today and I had to wait for an elliptical. It’s all … Continue reading

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Things That Made Me Smile This Week

I looked at the things that made me smile this week: An elderly lady grocery shopping with the assistance of her daughter. The octogenarian was wearing a red and white top hat with HO HO HO printed around the band. … Continue reading

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It’s Not About the Knife and Fork

Many times in this blog I’ve written that etiquette isn’t about the knife and fork; it’s about the way we treat other people. Most people get it. Some don’t. When I was ten years old my family took our first … Continue reading

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More Bird Thoughts

One afternoon in late May I happened to catch the first wobbly flight of a baby swallow (I think). I posted earlier about the two different bird species sharing the same bird house. The lower level baby robins had already … Continue reading

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It’s Back to School Time

It’s almost September. It’s almost back to school. Do you remember the feeling as a student as the return to school approached? Anticipation? Excitement? Anxiety? For most of my adult life September left me longing to be back in the … Continue reading

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Encouragement from Below

In a previous blog, Ready, Set…. I mentioned that a zip line was in my future. Friends looked at me with raised brows. They know me well. A couple of weeks ago we headed to Mont Tremblant in Quebec and … Continue reading

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Kindness Is….

Kindness and consideration for others is the essence of etiquette. It is being kind without expectation of gratitude or reward. It is being kind without the knowledge of others (a lesson from my mother). It is being kind when it … Continue reading

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