Ohhhh…Where have all the Manners gone?
What happened to our courtesy?
Our respectfulness is gone again
They’re gone again
Our manners all have lost their stick
Do you remember when…
Sorry folks….this is what happens when you are trying to write a blog post and have kid songs stuck in your head. All of your ideas start turning into your own rendition of Veggie Tale Songs.
But seriously, Moms where have all the manners gone? It seems like lately more than ever the world of manners is quickly becoming a thing of the past.
What happened to the days of “yes ma’am” and “yes sir?” Opening doors for older people, giving up a seat for a pregnant momma, teaching children to be respectful of those around them and a polite “please” and “thank you?”
Michelle and I were at dinner the other night discussing this very topic. It’s like we are raising a generation of children who have zero respect for others around them. They are so consumed with me, me, me that everything and everyone else is overlooked.
And you know what? Sometimes with my head buried in my phone I am guilty of these things as well. Our society, has reached a point in our self consumed life style that basic consideration has fallen by the wayside. My kids included!
It’s time we WAKE UP! It’s time we get back to the basics, the basics of manners.
I love this quote by Bill Kelly, what volumes it speaks. I know sometimes it is hard to get caught up in the day to day but Moms we mustn’t ignore this important lesson our kids must learn.
Manners = Respect for Others.
Respect for your parents, respect for your siblings, respect for your teachers, respect for friends, respect for strangers and most importantly respect for God and the way He has called us to live.
“….Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another..” John 13:34
If only we could live in a world full of manners….