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The Real Test of Good Manners | Meredith Sweetpea | Manners Quotes

“The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.”

–Khalil Gibran

Meredith Sweetpea

Life's Little Instructions

This wonderful list of William Snell’s “Life’s Little Instructions” was written when William was 95 years old, and shared in 1993.  Almost 25 years later, these instructions still ring true. 333 more words

Meredith Sweetpea

Lose That Weight

They aren’t your responsibility. No, really.

So stop thinking about what ‘they’ did or didn’t do, what ‘they’ said or didn’t say, and definitely stop hoping to goodness that ‘they’ hear this sermon, because ‘they’ could really use it. 718 more words

The Art of Taking Offense

Oh, yes. It is an art. Twisted and surreal, like Picasso, but an art.

Everywhere you look, someone is either giving or taking offense. Honestly, even without this presidential race, Americans have a knack for being put off and making it loudly known, on any one of our 5 social media accounts.* Yet I rarely feel better after I’ve told-it-like-it-is or held onto an offense long enough to explicate in gruesome detail. 551 more words

Gracious Living

Show Your Patriotism Through Proper Etiquette

Patriotism is defined by Wikipedia as the “emotional attachment to a nation which an individual recognizes as their homeland.” It can also indicate one’s love, support and defense of one’s country, and loyalty to it. 328 more words

Meredith Sweetpea

What's the Big Deal About Wearing Sweatpants?

Miss Meredith Sweetpea grew up with a Southern grandmother who required certain standards for a lady. We were to smile prettily, be dainty, and look our best at all times. 485 more words

Meredith Sweetpea

What would you do if today was your last?

A bump to my head has made me think about what will happen when I am dead.

I know that I am treasured, still I can’t help but think about how I would be remembered. 124 more words

Compassionate Living