The week he started school every boy in the reception class was issued with a letter to their parents warning about some bad behaviour. There'd been an incident which resulted in a child being hurt. I searched his book bag to find no letter.
We all value kindness. Wherever we are in the world, kindness is a gesture that's understood and welcomed as part of our common humanity. And because the research shows that nearly all of us are kinder to others after someone is first kind to us, one random act of kindness has the potential to change the world. What kind gesture will you make today?
Today's amazing technology means we can easily keep in touch with friends and family abroad and share our life experiences with our nearest and dearest, but it comes at a price. Our text conversations have jumped over to real life as we shun the use of please and thank you and speak in abbreviations.
Mindfully spending money, buying things, treating ourselves from time to time, sharing our homes, food and good fortune with friends and family are all part of investing in, fully utilising and appreciating what we have.
Even if you don't work at the Ritz or aren't a chauffeur, do you find yourself constantly opening doors for people?
It is said that good manners will cost you nothing – and in this case they’ll save you plenty. A café in France will bill
"The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the
What the hell did people do before emails and texting and mobiles anyway? Do you think everyone shrivelled up and died when they went to visit someone for a couple of hours and people couldn't get in touch with them?
Tesco today announced that it would be providing customers who forgo their pleases and thank-yous with double club card points
Whilst one day it would have been customary for the man to pay, now - according to a survey by gentlemen's sock supplier Socked.co.uk - 82% of women would prefer to pay for their dinner on a first date, with 52% saying that they would happily pay for the entire bill.