“Say thank you, Mommy.”

I’ve been teaching manners to my daughter since she was less than a year old and only able to communicate with sign language.

As a pseudo-Southern mama, it only seems right that I teach my kiddo the proper way to ask for something and the correct response to any gift, compliment or otherwise kind act.

Of course, gratitude is more than good manners. It’s a way of viewing the world, a focus on the positive things, an attitude of appreciation for the blessings God gives us, both large and small.

And that’s exactly what I remember when my three-year-old reminds ME to say “please,” “thank you” and the occasional “excuse me.” At least she’s learning, right?

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