Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Why do I do Shorinji Kempo?

Why do I do Kempo? ’taint no mystery
Need to have a good medical history
My physio told me Kempo is great
Help them blood cells circulate
Good for the lungs, great for the ticker
There ain’t nothin getcha in better shape quicker
Feels so healthy feels so sweet
Rotating my hips, moving my feet
Panting like a shire horse, sweating up a storm
Keeps me youthful, keeps me loose
Tightens my tummy and shrinks my caboose
Beats being sluggish, beats being lazy
Why do I do Kempo? Maybe I’m crazy!

Where are the manners?

What ever happened to manners?

I was raised down south and in the south people have manners and are polite. As a child you are brought up to say Please, Thank You, Sir and Ma'am. We raise our children in the same way. You would never go onto someone else's property to play unless you were asked to be there. The kids here do that all the time!

I have noticed a lot that kids these days just don't care.
I took my son to the bus stop this morning and other (older) kids were there also - one of the older girls threw a plastic bottle into the road and I told her to 'go get it' (no cars coming) and the other kids as well as this girl just look at me like 'I don't think so, No or I don't have to listen to you' (I am the only other parent there at the bus stop). The other mom (not a mother to these older kids) asked 'who threw that?' and the girl spoke up and the other mom said 'go get it' and she did ~ I always get a look of defiance from these older kids.

It isn't just the kids, young people/adults are just as rude.

Ugh! I don't get it!

Hold doors for people.
Give up seats.
Let those inside the elevator exit before you enter.

Mind your telephone manners.

Introduce people.
Say please, thank you, and you're welcome.
Respect elders.

*Common Courtesy

This just saddens me, knowing I am trying to do right by my kids, but the way others act will also have an effect on them.

My friend told me I have anger issues and I do, but due to the lack of respect from others.