No I’m not talking about abracadabra. I’m talking about Please and Thank you. These simply words that we were (hopefully) taught as children will bring more magic to your life then just about anything else. I once tried to explain it to my goddaughter (who was a tween and too cool for school) that Please helps you get what you want, and Thank you helps you get it next time. It is more then that though. These words help you navigate life. They help you get jobs, and homes, and friends, and even make you more beautiful.
In my home March focus is on manners. Were the adults and kids alike can focus on developing good manners and treating each other with respect. Respect is a big thing in my world. How you treat others is an indication of how you think of yourself and the world. With out respect society literally falls apart.
When we are doing magic or praying we say please when we ask for things. We do not need to command our wants we need to ask for them. We also need to say thank you. If you have read this blog for a while you will know that I talk about that a lot. I count my blessings each night as I go to sleep and goes a lot like ” thank you for the time with Little today. Thank you for letting me have such a child, Thank you for my wonderful husband…etc.”
When we say grace before our meal we are thanking everything that was needed to provide that meal. It is a way of recognizing our world around us and what other people do to make our lives better. It is a way to help us understand how we fit into our world. Not above or below others, but side by side.When I cook I thank the Gods for the nourishing food that they provided us. Again it is a way of knowing that we all fit in the world together. A way to pay respect.
Did you read that line about making you more beautiful and think “yeah sure”?Want to be more beautiful? Start saying thank you for all your blessings. Thank others for the kind things they do for you, or the kind words they say to you. This will make you smile more. Saying thank you will make you realize all your blessings (even on BAD days) and you will be happier. Happy people, who smile. and are kind to themselves as well as others, are more beautiful 🙂