Friday, May 24, 2013

Blog Every Day in May -- Day 23

May 23 -- Things you've learned that school doesn't teach you

Manners Matter

As far as I am concerned, please and thank you are still two of the most important phrases out there.  It's sad that so often people forget them.  As my grandma always used to say, "Good Manners and a clean set of clothes will take you a long way".  Knowledge of etiquette and how to act in certain social situations can be a saving grace.  I realize that a lot of the "stuffy" old manners of yesteryear are not things that are going to come back into fashion, but being polite and kind to others is something that will never go out of style.

Sometimes the Bad Guys Win

This is a truth that sucks, but it's a truth nonetheless.  In school (and usually in the movies) you are taught that truth and justice will always prevail, but sometimes they don't.  Sometimes the bad guys get off because of some legal loophole or technicality.  Sometimes the darkness triumphs over the light.  Often the big CEO's and presidents of companies have reached their status by being dishonest and cheating.....and they are never called out on it.  Cheaters often prosper.  But I take solace in the knowledge that MOST of the time the good guys win.

Here's a couple other quick ones;

-  It's okay to outgrow friendships that aren't healthy for you

- Grandparents are a wonderful blessing

- Each stage of life is vital and important to God's plan for us.  Don't wish one stage away or be in too big a hurry to get to the next one

-  Mom (and dad) are still usually always right

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