By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor
A weekly curation of links from around the web that I love and think you will too. You’ll find manners and etiquette resources along with other helpful, interesting, and inspiring posts to delight and inform. Enjoy!
- The best lessons and advice from Dale Carnegie’s two classic books from the 1930’s, How to Win Friends and Influence People and How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, are in this pdf from Dale Carnegie Training. Here you’ll find each principle from the books on the art of how to get along well with and be viewed favorably by others.
- What’s the most soul-satisfying thing you’ve ever done? For this man, it was the day he stopped to talk to the homeless man in the coffee shop. However, that was only the beginning of his story. It keeps getting better and better, and better!
- Does your to-do list seem to overwhelm you some days? With all our fancy journals and apps, shouldn’t managing our time get easier instead of harder? What if we followed a 100-year-old proven technique instead of today’s lastest-greatest fad? This simple method was working when you couldn’t text someone for an instant answer. Yet still, people managed to build the first great skyscrapers, invent the automobile, and even design the zipper (in 1913). A lot got done using this method, so there must be something to it.
- Here’s the world’s shortest IQ test. It contains just three questions, yet its score has been shown to correlate to much longer tests. I answered only one correctly, although the instant I read the answers, I realized how I missed another one. I don’t feel bad, since it seems I’m not the only person. (It was actually fun!)
- I’ve started an exercise program. I can’t say it’s a new one because it’s my first ever. In middle-school gym class, exercise and I came to the mutual agreement that we don’t bring out the best in each other, so we decided it would be best for us to keep our distance. However, the lady on the infomercial made her workout look so easy that I KNEW I could do this one. Wrong! So far, when she goes right, I go left. I stumble. I fall down. I’m doing something incorrectly, because my back is killing me, and I can’t remember the correct forms without rewatching the introduction DVD over and over. However, this five-minute workout from LiveStrong I can do. I won’t have the body of a Greek goddess from doing it, but stretching out in the morning helps me feel better all day. And for that, I’m pumped! Give it a try!
A Special Note About the Election
On Tuesday the citizens of the United States will elect a new president. If current polls hold true, and if past elections are any example, about half of us will have voted for the candidate who wins. The other half of us will have four years of living under a president we didn’t want to see elected.
If your candidate wins, no gloating. You’re better than that. If your candidate loses, no fears. You’re stronger than that.
Instead, if your candidate wins, pray for the new president every day. It’s the hardest job in the world. He or she is going to need your prayers. If your candidate doesn’t win, still pray for the president every day, because if you believe in prayer, you know it can move mountains, even if that mountain is named Clinton or Trump.
God bless America!
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