Thought for the Day ~ By Lisa Scott Life Coach

Always do your best………and remember your manners, say please and thank you.  Throughout any given day there are a multitude of opportunities where your manners matter.  When you order your morning beverage, say a heartfelt please and thank you to the service provider.  When your friends or family help you to keep life moving forward and facilitate your ability to accomplish what you need to, say thank you.  When you sit down to your dinner at night, thank the person who cooked it or served it.  We all need to feel the love in plain clothes that shows up when people remember their manners; to not take the everyday things or people in our lives for granted. It helps us to be centred in gratitude.

At some point in your life, you probably had someone believe in you when you didn’t believe in yourself.  Someone who gently showed you that “this too will pass.”  Do not forget the human kindness that you were shown, pay it forward to someone else.  When we remember with gratitude, when we show our appreciation for what others do for us, we ignite our internal light.  When you act compassionately , with gratitude, you’re literally directing your power outward, like a beam of light that supports and uplifts the other person.  So make a point of remembering your manners….and when someone forgets their smile or a thank you, today, give them yours. 

Robin Sharma said “Good manners are a stepping stone for being a remarkable human being.  Whether as a mother, father, child, salesperson, service person, or CEO.  They really do show people that you respect them.  To me “please” means “I respect you” “thank you” means I appreciate you.  Good manners are  powerful in showing those around you that you care about them.  How often have you bought something in a store or ordered something in a restaurant and just ached for good manners.  Whatever happened to please and thank you?  Authentic success is not complicated.  It comes down to consistently following a series of fundamentals.  Those who get to greatness just run the basics, bit by bit, day by day.  Just small acts of discipline around a few important things.”