DOES THE RULES OF ETIQUETTE EXISTS?
I have a great concern for our young people when it comes to Etiquette. So many have not been taught the importance of Etiquette.
Some may not even be aware that Etiquette exists.
Do we blame this on the Fast Food places or a lack of teaching in our homes? Have we thrown Etiquette out the door? In some restaurants, they refuse to place a knife or spoon on the table and you must request a glass of water. Who does that? What happened to the good ol’ rules of Etiquette?
Place your Napkin on your Lap when you sit at the Table:
Know your Napkin Etiquette — (From: The Daily Meal Entertainment.com site)
Do you think our young people know if they sit at a table, that their napkin is the one on the left? Be sure to put your napkin on your lap as soon as everyone is seated, and know if you need to get up in the midst of the meal to go to the bathroom that you should leave your napkin on your chair.
In Closing: What happened when people were kind with each other and knew how to talk on the phone? What happened to speaking to one in the passing by saying good morning or just a simple, hello would be sufficient? It is imperative to know some basic Rules of Etiquette. Some of these old-school rules of Etiquette really need to come back. Do you agree?
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on this matter? It would be great if someone would establish a School of Etiquette in each city. Help us Holy Ghost?
Mother JoAnne Hooks
Parents need to talk about their family values and why these particular things are important to their family.
My mother, Mrs. Willie Mae Smith did exactly what the statement above required her to do.
Her mom, died when she was 8 years old and she was sent to live with an Aunt, which was her mother's sister. She was reared up with her cousins who became her brothers and sisters.
She left home at the age of 17 and lost contact with her family far over 60+ years. She refused to give up the search and finally found her baby sister & younger brother, prior to their death. We too refuse to give up hope looking for our cousins.
This is why I thank God for Facebook because it gave us an opportunity to connect with so many of our cousins. In this picture is only a few of them. My mom had 20 children, my Aunt had 16 children, my great Aunt had 16 to 20 children. Our search has just begun.
My siblings and I (Smiths) are related to the Dillards, Andersons, Carswells, Monroes, Knights, Taltons & Hesters out of Georgia & Florida. My Mother's baby brother, Nathaniel Talton Jr. was taking away when he was 3 years old. It was her desire to find him for many years. I am sure he has children out there some where and we refuse to give up the search. By faith we are believing God we will connect with as many cousins, as possible. We need each other because the value of a family is very important.
God told Adam & Eve in Genesis 1:28 Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:
Please keep us in your prayers as we continue our search. We love our family!
JoAnne Smith Hooks
I had three dreams Thursday night, March 28, 2019 but there is one that truly disturbed me and I would like to share it with you.
I dreamt that some type of tsunamic wave exploded clear water around the world. All houses went under water. The tall buildings were still standing yet, the water rose up to such a high tide level that no one were able to remain in any building.
What’s so unique about this water, it was (transparency/crystal clear). It was so clear as though you were looking at your own image in a mirror.
In the midst of this out-break God accumulated a way of escape for His people. He sent objects in a form that looked something like spacecrafts small or large enough to carry an individual or family members. These crafts were made out of frozen clear water, which carried us down stream in the flow (directions) of the water to our destination (wherever that was).
I believe the Spirit of the Lord is warning us again that the “EAST WIND IS BREWING UP.”
Something is going to hit our nation or and this universe, as never before.
We must pray without ceasing.
The Bible says in, Ezekiel 3:17 (KJV) “Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.”
JoAnne Smith Hooks
Dear People of the Most High God,
When Jesus was hanging from the cross He looked down and said, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34)
Please, let me take this time out to say, "If I have offend anyone out there, I ask you to please find it in your heart to forgive me?"
Most of the time we think we have this thing right, until we run into an episode that allows us to see our life flash before our face. We should never, ever think that we have arrived. Remember this: "It is not what somebody does to you prevents you from getting to heaven, it is what you do to them, will hinder you from making it in." So, you just may need to stop, repent and tell someone something just this simple, coming from your heart, these 6 words:
PLEASE FORGIVE ME?
I LOVE YOU!!!
Will you please share this message? Tomorrow, is not promised to any of us.
JoAnne Smith Hooks (Blog Post)