Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FOUND: ETIQUETTE SCHOOL HANDOUT (CIRCA 1990)

{{Went to visit my mom. As I left, she shoved a box in my car which I'd packed sometime between 1990-1992; labeled "Sara's Box". In it, I found an amazing handout which is, as follows:}}

THE SECRETS TO ENTHUSIASTIC LIVING

WHAT DOES ENTHUSIASM MEAN? THESE POINTERS MAY HELP YOU BRING OUT YOUR HIDDEN MAGNETISM - - THE BEAUTY THAT EVERY WOMAN POSSESSES BY NATURE.

  1. SHOW AN INTEREST IN OTHERS AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING. MAKE THEM FEEL VERY IMPORTANT AND NEEDED. AN "I COULDN'T CARE LESS" ATTITUDE REPELS PEOPLE.

  2. LISTEN TO OTHERS, YOU CAN LEARN FROM THEM, EVERYONE POSSESSES KNOWLEDGE THAT CAN BE PRICELESS TO YOU.

  3. LOOK ALIVE AND ACT ENTHUSIASTIC EVEN IF YOU ARE TIED. THIS WILL REALLY MAKE YOU FEEL "CHARMING".

  4. A CHARMING WOMAN IS POISED. THAT IS, SHE HAS CONTROL OF HER EMOTIONS, SHE GETS RID OF ILL FEELINGS BY BECOMING OCCUPIED IN SOME ACTIVITY. IF YOU FEEL LIKE "EXPLODING" TAKE A BIG DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATH AND COUNT TO TEN. TAKE THINGS IN STRIDE.

  5. BE COMPASSIONATE OF OTHERS. YOU CAN AFFORD TO BECAUSE YOU STOP WORRYING ABOUT YOURSELF, KNOWING WHO YOU ARE, THUS, YOU CAN HELP OTHER PEOPLE.

  6. BE A SPARKLING CONVERSATIONALIST, SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE WITH OTHERS.

  7. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE BY READING, BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH YOUR CITY, ART, MUSIC, ETIQUETTE, THEATER, AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT BOOKS, KEEP YOUR EARS OPEN AT ALL TIMES.

  8. SPEAK CLEARLY AND DISTINCTLY, PLEASANTLY, SLOWLY AND IN A LOW-PITCHED VOICE.

  9. SET GOALS FOR YOURSELF. KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND DO IT. MAKE DEFINITE PLANS FOR YOUR LIFE. IF THEY CHANGE -- DO NOT WORRY.

  10. DON'T HOLD BACK --- BY BEING INHIBITED, GIVE OF YOUR SELF, LET THE WORLD KNOW OF YOUR TALENTS.

  11. HEAR YOUR OWN VOICE. YOU ARE YOUR BEST JUDGE. DON'T LET RELATIONS AND FRIENDS LIVE YOUR LIFE FOR YOU.

  12. DON'T BE AFRAID TO SAY "I'M SORRY, I WAS WRONG," AND "THANK YOU". ALSO, COMPLIMENT PEOPLE WHEN THEY DESERVE IT.

  13. SMILE. IT IS WORTH MORE THAN ANY GIFT.

  14. ADD VARIETY TO YOUR LIFE. DON'T GET IN A RUT OF THE SAME ACTIVITIES DAY IN AND DAY OUT. BREAK YOUR ROUTINE.

4 Comments:

Blogger lupe said...

So glad I saved your treasures for you and glad you are enjoying your new found treasure in a different time and place. Love ya mom

10:13 PM  
Blogger William said...

Ah mothers.

5:55 PM  
Blogger AndrĂ©s said...

This may have changed my life. Thanks for sharing.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Manon said...

Thank you, Manon

1:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home