Intent of the Day: Mind Our Manners


It’s very easy to let our feelings (specifically our frustrations or anger) get the best of us. Before you know it, the words out of our mouths and the attitude we present is nonstop negativity, and who wants that? We instead hope to be known for our patience, our understanding and our problem solving instead of our complaining when things get tough. Rather than sitting in the upset, we want to do something productive. We intend to mind our manners. What does this mean? This means not stewing on the failures of others. This means not being absorbed by what is being done to annoy us. This means doing something instead of just talking about it.

You too? Here are 3 things to help you do the same:

  • These 6 ways that being kind to others is actually good for you
    We’re not saying that people aren’t legitimately annoying. What we’re saying is you can choose to be swallowed up by it, or you can do something different. We loved these 6 ways that choosing to be kind (whether or not it’s deserved) can be good for you.


  • This reminder of kindness from Henry James

Three things in human life are important.
The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind.
And the third is to be kind.

-Henry James