This holiday season lets make sure we are giving thanks (Merci). Some days you may complain and not agree with how things are going, but you have to look at the bigger picture and see it’s not as bad as you thought. Not only that, how often do you say thank you? I want to instill the same manners my parents taught us especially to say thank you when someone does something for you. I’ve seen so many instances where someone gets the door held open for them or needed something handed to them, and they didn’t say thank you. Maybe, they weren’t raised that way, or perhaps they don’t think the person is worthy of thanks. I always say treat people the way you’d want to be treated. Of course, with everything going on these days, that can be hard to do, but sometimes you have to stop where you are and just call on God. You may not see him working right away, but believe me, he is working in your favor. So, whether someone doesn’t say thanks when you hold the door open for them or excuse me when trying to fit down a narrow grocery aisle, don’t stoop to their level.
Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.