Notes to Self: Daily Reminders

  • Overlook it. If you can't overlook it, forgive it.
  • It's their life.
  • If they want advice, they'll ask for it.
  • Keep up your own interests.
  • Be enthusiastic. It beats being critical.
  • It's better to be liked than right.
  • Let them treat you to something.
  • Keep good-housekeeping tips to yourself


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October 28, 2013


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Susan Adcox

I love Ms. Manners, too, except when she gets too esoteric about eating utensils. And she is basically right. However, the young couple should give due consideration to long-standing friends of the family. Some of our old friends were hurt over not being invited to a daughter's wedding, even though it was a very simple, low-budget affair and the young couple had decided on family and very close friends only.

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