The word etiquette is a noun defined as “the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary.) There is a purpose for it: to help us understand how to behave in various situations. So I share with you a recent on-line article: 12 Etiquette Lessons Americans Should Learn From Canada.  Only, please replace the “Should” with the word “Could” and make the choice for yourself.

  1. Be nice
  2. Bring a host gift
  3. Cut the tension with humor
  4. It helps to speak a different language
  5. Feel free to pass on food
  6. Leave famous folk alone
  7. Politeness is key
  8. Respect nature
  9. Respect other people’s cultures
  10. Say sorry
  11. Take off your hat and/or your sunglasses
  12. Tolerance|1

This New Year’s Eve, while in the quest of personal change for the upcoming year, consider one of the above.  Practice is key to making change a reality.

Wishing you and your loved ones (and those seemingly not-so-loved) a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019.

With gratitude and immense hope,

Jean Marie