Thought for the day….

Welcome to Monday, December 17th, 2012 and it is now “7” sleeps until Christmas Eve.

Wow …..

Are you ready?

Sugar cookies baked on Saturday and gifts wrapped and under the tree.

So I am all done.

I have heard on the radio that sales are up and that Canadians are spending more on Christmas.

I did spend more than last year but last year I did all of my gifts for less than $20.00.

This year it was a bit higher but not much.

I have been trying to be creative without spending a fortune.

I think that somewhere along the way we have lost what Christmas and the Holiday season truly means.

I see it when I am working at the store ….. most people are friendly but they are rushed ….. lose their manners and such.

We need to show more community at this time of year.

Less gifts more love and respect.

Spending quality time with your friends and family without a price tag is more rewarding at the end of the day.

Because unless you give a gift from the heart ….. people do not remember what they got two days after Christmas.

I was one of those people ……

Give from the heart …..

Anyway have to go and finish getting ready for work.

I hope that you are enjoying this last week of work before Christmas.

Have a great Monday.

Special Hello to: all those crafters out there ….. making things …. you rock.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …… it all starts with m-a-n-n-e-r-s !!

Why is it that people these days forget to say please, thank you and your welcome?

Perhaps it is because most people are too busy thinking of how things affect them to see what is going on around them.

Manners are so important.  Parents, please teach your children to say “PLEASE, THANK YOU and YOUR WELCOME”.

Something so seemingly small – can carry so much weight.

I must say that – that was one of the first things that I taught my daughter when she was a little girl.

Whenever she was away from home – people would always remark to me on how polite she was ….. that meant the world to me.  If you are going to teach your child anything – manners are the most important and will get them the furthest.  Not only the fact that they will get far with being polite, but it is the RIGHT THING TO DO.  Somewhere along the way – we got so hung up on ourselves that we forgot others.  Our communities are so important as is our sociability with others.

I am trying to teach my dog “Alvin” to have manners.  It might take me awhile but I am going to do it.  GOL (giggling out loud)

So that is my thought for the day, “it all starts with manners”.  Say “thank you” when someone opens the door for you.  Say “please” when you are asking for something.  Say “your welcome” when you are done.  So easy.  Give it a try.  Take the time to hold open a door for someone and say “Your Welcome” (even if they do not say thank you) and SMILE.  Believe me, people will start catching on.

HAVE A GREAT DAY.  Remember your manners and to smile.  We only have this one life so why not show everyone that it matters.  Believe you me …… it matters.

P.S. I saw that smile on your face,  and that twinkle in your eye…….  🙂

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