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Mind, Body, Soul
Etiquette and Rest
By Mona Lease

Greetings, Gals!! Since the weather has been bouncing up, down, and all around...since we've gotten a taste of spring with the weather in the '40s...and back to the '20s...I thought I'd submit a few ideas to you. If we know what will bring us down or get us off of our personal best...we should be able to keep our "boat of life" in the middle of the stream.
 
How To Tell That It's Getting Bad Again
1)I sleep too much or not at all.
2)I eat too much or too little.
3)I sound disinterested in everything.
4)Be spaced out a lot.
5)I will ramble a lot or not talk at all.
6)I lose track of time.
7)I make cynical comments, usually about myself.
8)I push people away.
9)I tend to rub my eyes and head a lot.
10)I avoid eye contact.
11)I am always shaky.
12)I will avoid certain conversations. - Halos and Horns Fun Page

50 Social Etiquette Rules to Follow (for less saltiness)
1)Say "Please" and "Thank You" - especially to those close to you.
2)Smile! - at everyone..bank teller...delivery boy...cashier.
3)Hold the Door For the Person Behind You - thank the one holding the door for you.
4)Step Outside to Answer Phone Calls - those around you don't want (or need) to hear you talk.
5)Give People a Pass - don't reward ugly behavior with your own nastiness.
6)Look at the Person Who is Speaking to You
7)Let Someone Go in Front of You in Line
8)Cough or Sneeze into Your Elbow - this year's flu is brutal - don't spread germs.
9)Learn People's Names
10)Handwrite Thank-You Notes - take time to show you care.
11)Put Your Smartphone Away During Meals - do it NOW.
12)Be On Time - don't make others wait for you.
13)Clean Up After Your Pet - it's icky to leave it.
14)Always RSVP - do it right away before you forget.
15)Ask Before Posting - not everyone wants to be all over social media.
16)Curb Your Potty Mouth - would you want your Grandma to hear it?
17)Keep the Noise Down at Work - silence the cell phone ringer, turn down the sound of your dinging emails, lower your voice.
18)Shake Hands Firmly - stand and make eye contact when you shake hands.
19)Don't Bring Your Smelly Leftovers to Work
20)Dress For the Occasion - modestly for a funeral, no PJs to the grocery.
21)Use Your Turn Signal - avoid an accident.
22)Wash Your Hands After Using the Restroom - just because "eww."
23)Park Your Shopping Cart on the Side of the Aisle
24)Ask Permission to Use Someone's First Name
25)Clean Up After Yourself - at home, at work, at a friend's.
26)Wait a Day Before Reacting to a Snarky Email or Text
27)Push Your Chair in When You Leave the Table
28)Ask Before Bringing a Guest - kids, dogs, etc.
29)Wait Until Everyone Has Been Served to Start Eating
30)Be a Good Dinner Guest - don't expect dietary changes for you.
31)Sit Like a Royal - "Duchess Slant"..knees and ankles together.
32)Stay Home When You're Sick
33)Knock Before You Enter
34)Remember Your Manners - napkin on lap, no elbows on the table, chew with your mouth closed.
35)Reach Out to People Who Are Grieving
36)Let People Get Off the Elevator Before You Get On
37)Teach Your Kids Good Manners - lead by example.
38)Silence Your Smartphone at the Movies - don't crunch candy wrappers.
39)Help Someone Who's Clearly Struggling
40)Thank a Veteran for HIs or Her Service
41)Bring Food - for a family loss or a severe illness.
42)Wipe Down the Exercise Machine After You Use It
43)Take Your Shopping Cart to the Corral
44)Don't Groom Yourself in Public - no clipping your nails, no brushing your hair, no flossing/picking your teeth.
45)Skip Controversial or Nosy Topics at Parties - no religious or political chats. No asking if so-and-so is pregnant.
46)Learn to Say You're Sorry - be the bigger person.
47)When You Enter a Room, Greet Everybody
48)Return Phone Calls
49)Never Show Up Empty-Handed - bring a small hostess gift.
50)Be a Pleasant House Guest - make your bed, don't hog the bathroom.

Happy Valentine's Day to ya'll!!!

"Sometimes all you need is for someone to just be there, even if they can't solve your problems. Just knowing there is someone who cares can make all the difference." - sun.gazing.com

The best is yet to be!!       MONA


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