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SPANNERS4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Cor 13:4-7 NIV)

      Perhaps you’ve noticed that good manners have become an endangered species, although they have yet to gain “protected” status. Almost everyone still enjoys being on the receiving end of polite treatment, but few seem to care to cultivate the behavior in themselves-and good manners have to be cultivated, they seldom grow naturally. Clearly there is a lot to be said in favor of practicing good manners, much to be gained by simple politeness, but it takes some real effort and motivation to incorporate good manners in our normal behavior. For Christians that motivation is simply expressed when Paul says that “love is not rude” (or “ill-mannered” or “unseemly,” 1 Cor. 13:5).

      Though it can be shown that good manners are of value to everyone and good for all of society, people cannot generally be expected to behave well for a vague or intangible reason. The easiest and perhaps most natural response to bad behavior is bad behavior. Even if we know that bad manners contribute to societal decay and an overall atmosphere of violence and intolerance few people think about such concepts in a moment of anger, frustration, or impatience. Many of the ways that we interact with strangers today seem to be almost designed to promote the attitudes that provoke bad manners (freeway driving, shopping lines, drive through service, telephone sales, etc.) In fact, in keeping with the general decline in the practice of good manners, there are multitudes of training programs today that actually encourage bad manners as a device for personal success under the banner of “assertiveness.”

Some seem to think that the solution to the problems associated with bad manners in general is to be found in fear (“an armed society is a polite society”) or else in regimentation and mandated conformity (dress codes, regulations). These are unlikely solutions though. They do not address the basic problem of (not) respecting and caring for other people. While either fear or rules can provoke an attitude, neither can provide effective motivation for a sustained good attitude. The attitude that produces good manners is a product of training and motivation. People will not behave well unless they 1) want to behave well and 2) know how to. “Love is not rude.” People (you and I) have to learn-again-to value people. Christian leaders are directed to teach people “to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show every courtesy to everyone” (Titus 3:2 NRSV). The gospel of God’s love supplies the motive to want to behave well and the church is to be a training ground for good manners, teaching believers how to behave well. The Christian way of life is directly based on values that demand good manners, respectful and polite treatment of other people-thoughtfulness, even toward anonymous strangers. Wherever society’s manners may go, the Christian mandate is to behave well among the misbehaving. Good deeds truly begin with good manners. Jesus summarized the concept by saying, “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” (Matthew 7:12)

Where Have All The (Good) Manners Gone?

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK.  MAKE A  COMMENT.TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MANNERS IN TODAYS SOCIETY.

 

 

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Traveling to another country is exciting, adventuresome, and sometimes rude – if you are not familiar with the culture, that is. To help travelers prepare for overseas trips, Nikko Hotels International has gathered etiquette tips from its staff around the world. Below are some lesser-known formalities in various countries.

United Arab Emirates In the UAE, it is considered rude to show the sole of your foot or shoe when sitting at a gathering.

Mexico Try not to leave your credit card or tip directly on the table, because this could be seen as rude. Place the card or tip into a bill holder or tip tray and hand it to a server directly.

Germany Buy local, drink local. Germans prefer beer from their hometowns.

China In China, loyalty to a business partner is often measured by the size of a gift, but be warned: giving a clock is considered taboo because its pronunciation is the same as the word “end” in Chinese. Also, as is common throughout Asia, it is very important to never do or say anything to cause your Chinese associates to “lose face.” A simple comment such as “you didn’t know that?” can cause someone to sever all relations.

Japan Demonstrate that you know the proper way to eat Japanese cuisine. When you eat sushi, don’t dip the rice in soy sauce, only the fish portion.

Vietnam Exchanging business cards follows a strict etiquette that is similar to other Asian countries. Your card must be presented with both hands. Read the card immediately and place it in front of you during the meeting.

Malaysia It’s important to be aware of certain Malaysian dress formalities. The color yellow is reserved for royalty, so if one is attending a formal dinner with members of the royal family in attendance, it is best to avoid this color.

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Photo by kind permission of Katrina the book buyer in Waterston’s  Nottingham today

 Preparing  to put my  book on sale.

Manners Bear And Friends is a children’s poetry book based on manners. The book is £6.95 plus p&p

ISBN No: 9780956400628

If you would like to order the book you can buy at Waterstone’s Nottingham or online 

Or order direct  from us by email at:  poetreecreations@yahoo.com

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A single mother strives to succeed amidst overwhelming obstacles.

I sit and look out upon the life of a single parent
I hear the single mother’s selfless cries of loneliness for her child in the still darkness of the night
I see the mother awaking her child with a playful game of peek-a-boo with a smile as warm and bright as the afternoon sun at its apex of the day
I mark the loving kindness she expresses toward her son even with the all the trials and tribulations this world puts upon her
I observe the mother getting herself ready for work with the misgivings of the coming day (where are my socks, did I already put salt in the eggs, where did I put my keys)
I observe the quiet darkness of the child’s bedroom with the mother sitting on the bed with a Bible in hand telling her child of all the wonderful things of Gods love then kissing him good night
All these things are things a mother has to do to help her child grow
See hear, and be not afraid you can succeed with Gods help
© Tiara S. Winston

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Mothers Day will be upon us soon

How are we going to celebrate this event?

Shall we buy her chocolates and flowers?

Or buy her an expensive bottle of scent

 

We all take mothers for granted

Expecting she will always be there

She is always a good listener

And all your problems she will share

 

She sometimes becomes a nurse and a doctor

When you have hurt yourself at play

She will sit you upon her lap

Until the pain goes away

 

She will do these things all of your life

In sickness and in health

She will never give up on you

For a mother never thinks of her self 

 

A champion to all of the family

At times she will have her say

For a mother is the kingpin of the family

So show your appreciation on this her special day

 

Malcolm Bradshaw
 

Mothers Day will be upon us soon

How are we going to celebrate this event?

Why not dedicate a poem to your Mother 

This Sunday

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I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own more than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you
It’s YOU

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
Don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree
I don’t need to hang my stocking there upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won’t make me happy with a toy on Christmas day

I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you
Yooou baby

I won’t ask for much this Christmas
I won’t even wish for snow
I’m just gonna keep on waiting underneath the mistletoe
I won’t make a list and sent it to the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won’t even stay awake to hear those magic reindeer’s click

Cause I just want you here tonight

Holding onto me so tight
What more can I do? ?
All I want for Christmas is you
Yooou baby

Oh! All the lights are shining so brightly everywhere (so brightly baby)
And the sound of children’s laughter fills the air
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won’t you bring me the one I really need
Won’t you please bring my baby to me? oooh

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
This is all I’m asking for
I just wanna see my baby standing right outside my door
I just want you for my own more than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby all I want for Christmas is you
Yooou baby

All I want for Christmas is you baby
You’re all I want
You’re all I need
Christmas day baby you and me

You’re all I want
You’re all I need
Christmas Day baby you and me

WHAT DO YOU WONT ?

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Diwali 2014 HD Greetings With Poems Romantic Word Free Download

Happy Diwali Poems

The clear blue sky,

The scent of flowers,
The colours of Rangoli,
And the sound of crackers.
The gifts and sweets from dear ones,
And the getting of their love,
The light of the candles below,
And the dazzling fireworks up above.
Lighting lamps at our homes,
Making the less fortunate smile,
Putting on new apparels,
Show our friends some style.
Paying respects to the gods, 
And decorating for them the thali, 
This is what the occasion is all about,
This is the spirit of Deepavali. 

The sweet smell of flowers

The array of colors
Diwali is here
Firecrackers are heard
Candles are lit
Children play
Presents are given
We pray to the gods
Diwali is here.

Dunes of vapors from crackers rise,
Engulf, as odorous airs resound
Effusing joys to all abound
Pearls of gleams in these autumn nights
Adorn our lives else trite
With sparklers that motley skies
As soaring spirits of powder wander
Let us thank the heavenly might,
In this festive season of lights.

Today’s the `Festival of Lights’ all o’er;
A joyful day for minds and hearts and souls;
And people throng the Temples to offer,
Prayers, resolving to take better roles.
And most of them are richly clad and clean,
and eat such dainty foods and sweets with mirth;
Whilst noisy crackers burst, their lights are seen,
It seems to be a happy day on Earth!
But are there not hearts woe-filled, very sad?
Denied of laughter, smiles for days;
Today’s the triumph of Good over bad;
But what about the wastage in much ways?
True joy is when you see someone else smile!
True charity gives joy in Heavenly style.

Joy, Joy, Joy,
We can play with our cousins
We can eat so many sweets
We can fire crackers
We can worship Goddess Lakshmi because
It is Diwali
Happy Diwali

As echelons of zillion lights adorn,
and echoes of triumph and thunder swarm,
watching even a tiny gleam perform,
devouring ill,
sparkling joy despite forlorn,
exhorts a hearty & happy year merely born

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1. Bathe your child in a laundry basket so that their toys don’t float away.

2. Avoid committing a gender faux pas with other parents.

Avoid committing a gender faux pas with other parents.

Lean down and ask the baby his or her name. The parent will answer for them (if they can’t talk yet).

3. Save your old cell phones and let your kids use them as play cameras.

Save your old cell phones and let your kids use them as play cameras.

Maybe you’ve got the next Juergen Teller on your hands.

4. Punish your kids when they’re fighting.

Punish your kids when they're fighting.

5. Invest in a “baby shower cap.”

Invest in a "baby shower cap."

6. If your kids have bad handwriting, make them spend some time on the monkey bars.

If your kids have bad handwriting, make them spend some time on the monkey bars.

 Why certain activities can help strengthen the upper body and the fine motor skills that can lead to better handwriting.

7. Invest in a good pair of cargo pants.

Invest in a good pair of cargo pants.

Since you stopped caring about fashion the second that baby popped out of you, it’s time to start wearing cargo pants every day, preferably a pair with many pockets. Keep wipes, diapers, plastic bags, and bottles in there.

8. Put sprinkles on everything.

Put sprinkles on everything.

They’ll turn any healthy smoothie or juice into a fun-filled endeavour.

 

9. Need a place to put your kid?

Need a place to put your kid?

Make a hammock with a blanket tied around a table.

10. Make an incredibly easy play fort with a box fan.

Make an incredibly easy play fort with a box fan.

11. Trace your kids’ feet so you can go shoe shopping without having to drag them along.

Trace your kids' feet so you can go shoe shopping without having to drag them along.

It’ll also let you take advantage of any shoe sales you happen to stumble upon. Get more information

12. Finally tell your twins apart with this romper set.

Finally tell your twins apart with this romper set.

13. Put your kids to work by turning chores into a fun game.

Put your kids to work by turning chores into a fun game.

They’ll never know the difference!

14. Use a barrette to fix your little girl’s too-loose tank top.

Use a barrette to fix your little girl's too-loose tank top.

15. To stop nighttime coughing, rub vapor rub on their feet and put socks over them.

To stop nighttime coughing, rub vapor rub on their feet and put socks over them.

16. If your kids are scared of monsters, make monster spray

Squirt under the bed, in the closet. Everybody can go back to sleep now.

17. Stick a Command hook on the back of a high chair to hold bibs.

Stick a Command hook on the back of a high chair to hold bibs.

18. Teach your child to hold a pencil the right way with a wad of Kleenex.

Teach your child to hold a pencil the right way with a wad of Kleenex.

19. Repurpose a pool noodle to become a toddler-proof door stopper.

Repurpose a pool noodle to become a toddler-proof door stopper.

Keep your toddler from slamming doors, getting locked out, and from getting woken up by closing doors. 

20. Use maxi pads to extend diapers for a potty-training child.

Use maxi pads to extend diapers for a potty-training child.

Does your kid wake up with soaked jammies? Stick a heavy absorbent overnight maxi pad into their diaper.

Alternatively, moms can actually tear off the sides, front, and back of a diaper to create an emergency maxi pad.

21. Get a portable high chair.

Get a portable high chair.

Have you seen the high chairs that are out on the market these days? They’re like 4-foot-wide, ugly plastic monstrosities. Why didn’t Charles Eames design a high chair? Anyway,  that turns basically any chair into a high chair (which is awesome for restaurants and friends’ houses), and it folds up so you can put that thing away.

 

22. Use glue and glitter to make “tooth fairy money.”

Use glue and glitter to make "tooth fairy money."

23. Have your child sit on a stability ball while doing homework — it’ll help with their concentration.

Have your child sit on a stability ball while doing homework — it'll help with their concentration.

This works for adults, too, you know!

24. Freeze a pacifier in an ice cube tray with juice, milk, formula, or water to sooth a teething baby’s gums.

25. Cut a hole in the tip of a pacifier and stick a dropper through it to administer medicine.

Cut a hole in the tip of a pacifier and stick a dropper through it to administer medicine.

Your kid will be less likely to give you trouble.

26. Put the iPad in “Kid Mode.”

Put the iPad in "Kid Mode."

This feature (only available is iOS6) locks the application and disables any hardware controls that could lead your toddler on a wayward path. 

27. Install a baby-gate using heavy-duty cable ties instead of nailing into the banister.

Install a baby-gate using heavy-duty cable ties instead of nailing into the banister.

28. Those zip ties also make impromptu ponytail holders.

Those zip ties also make impromptu ponytail holders.

29. Transform a DVD case into a travel art kit.

Transform a DVD case into a travel art kit.

30. Use a shoe caddy to store games and snacks on a long road trip.

Use a shoe caddy to store games and snacks on a long road trip.

31. Fill a glove with pearled barley or beans, give a few pats with it, and then slip away stealthily into the night.

Fill a glove with pearled barley or beans, give a few pats with it, and then slip away stealthily into the night.

Just make sure you sew the glove shut so the filling doesn’t slip out and turn into a choking hazard.

32. Turn an old lotion bottle into a faucet extender so the little ones can reach.

Turn an old lotion bottle into a faucet extender so the little ones can reach.

33. Push your kid on a swing from afar using a string or rope.

Push your kid on a swing from afar using a string or rope.

*We don’t actually condone this one, unless you happen to be wheelchair bound.

34. For the gamer parent…

For the gamer parent...

35. Put temporary tattoos on your kids in case they get lost.

Put temporary tattoos on your kids in case they get lost.

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Beware of the Amphin who is prone to eat
Anything that should be worn on your feet

Likewise there is danger when Brones are around
For they can attack from their home in the ground.

Crumlins are harmless in contrast to these
Their only bad habits are swinging in trees

And causing mischief to the sweet Dumberlings
Who flutter by gracefully using their wings.

My own favourite is the Entoulijelly
Who lets out a squeak when he touches his belly.

He’s definitely preferable to the Fuloo
Who constantly looks like he’s needing a poo.

The Grumberland’s scary because of his claws
And loud gnashing sounds which come from his jaws

The contrasting Hafferlug’s totally great
He’s friendly and smiley, and everyone’s mate

His closest ally is the Inkyblink
Who trickles black ink, with every wink.

You would hardly notice the Joulig at all
It hides in the shadows curled up in a ball

Which can be a danger if Karubs pass by
As they kick all round things up into the sky.

Unlike the Lamite who just stands and stares
With enormous eyes; he simply glares

At anything, causing the nervous Maleeze
To react with a totally unrestrained sneeze.

The Nagalug has an interesting flair
For styling geometrical shapes in his hair.

Meanwhile the Olug will pass by with a whoosh
As he tackles everything in one big rush

The Phantel is hard to describe in a word
If I had to try, I’d simply say “blurred”

Quiribs are beautiful, just like a pet
They’re cute, and furry, but play hard to get

That won’t stop the Reelabub constantly trying
But tragically failing and ending up crying.

It’s difficult to get a view of a Smirl
Which moves in the style of a whirlwind swirl.

And then there’s the Tribble who only eats peas,
His hair can be seen overlapping his knees;

Whilst down at his toes is his servant, the Unt
Who obeys his master with a feeble grunt.

Avoid the Vigoob, whose bolts of lightning
Are dangerous, threatening and truly frightening

If you see the Welliburn, stay calm and still
For he turn his victims to frogs at will.

The Xylabog‘s body is just a rectangle,
With long arms that battle the urge to strangle.

The Yukaliese is a small hairy ball
Which trundles along on the top of a wall.

The Zumbig‘s extinct, a sad little creature
(The last one drowned in a water feature.)

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Dragon eggs, though very small

Will yield a beast surprisingly tall.

All it takes is a safe wet abode

To yield a monster oh so bold.

So if you find their eggs, it would set the world a shiver

With the awesome possibility the beast may someday deliver.

But if it’s near the dawn of the day

Take your find, then straight away

Invite your friends, but tell not what you found

And create a huge omelet to go around.

Walt Trizna

https://walttriznastories.wordpress.com/

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