The dichotomy of my mother’s personality is that although she was more a geek than a lady, she did have three “ladylike” rules that my sisters and I were required to follow.
- Always carry a clean handkerchief.
- Find at least one nice thing to say about everyone, even if you dislike them.
- Write a thank you note for all gifts you receive, no matter how insignificant.
I am proud to say that in my purse is a clean white lace handkerchief, I complimented a co-worker this morning on her toffee colored boots and I plan on writing thank you notes this evening. But first, I need to make them.