Saturday, March 21, 2009

THE RETURN OF COURTESY


From TODAY, Voices
Monday, 16-March-2009

By Dr James Dobson


A young Englishman named Sir Walter Raleigh came to Queen Elizabeth’s attention because of his manners.

As she departed from the palace one day and approached her carriage, she paused. A puddle lay between the queen and the carriage step. Young Mr Raleigh instantly whisked off his expensive satin cape and covered the puddle. This gracious act brought him to the Queen’s attention and he went on to become a renowned explorer and statesman.

Good manners may not take your children to the heights Sir Raleigh obtained, but will serve them well in life.

But polite behaviour does not come naturally to children, especially in this MTV generation.

We may not have a lot of money to give our children, but we can give them the gift of good manners, gracious behaviour and civility. It will make them stand out in any crowd and give them a head start in the world.
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