April POWerful Word – MANNERS – Week 4

Manners are not just polite words you say but also the gestures and actions you take each day. What are some ways that you can show good manners through your actions when (1) Walking through a doorway (i.e. open door for others) (2) You see someone bringing in groceries from the store (3) Your family is getting ready to eat dinner (i.e. wait until everyone is seated, put napkin in lap, help set table) (4) You arrive at a friend’s home and your shoes are muddy (i.e. take off shoes at door)? (5) You borrow your friend’s jacket and you get a stain on it (i.e. wash before returning, offer to buy new one)? (6) You are watching a performance (i.e. quiet while performing, clap when appropriate). As a leader, why do you think it’s important to show good manners?

If you have time: (7) Someone sends you a message, note or text saying something mean about a friend. Can your ACTIONS be just as important as your WORDS?