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    Is Being Polite REALLY that Hard?

    Is it really THAT hard? I used to just shake my head when someone didn’t hold a door or say pardon me. I also used to see manners on display far more than I saw the rudeness. But more and more I’m finding that people are in their own little bubbles and they aren’t aware that their behavior and attitude affects the people around them. So I ask again, is it REALLY that hard? Is it really THAT hard to say excuse me, share a smile or engage in some small talk?  Is it REALLY that hard to teach your children manners, and for goodness sake is it REALLY that hard…

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    If you can’t say something nice….by Judy Davis, The Direction Diva

    Your grandma may have said it, maybe your mom drilled it into your head like mine did, but I sure wish the saying “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” was making it’s rounds again because I have seen first hand that someone’s momma didn’t teach their children (young and old) this important lesson at all! 🙂 Over the last 4 days I have heard people say the meanest things to their kids, their neighbors, the lady in line at check out – even their pets.  And frankly I just don’t get it.  What good does it do anyone if you are well….mean? I get we all have our “moments”,…