Chickens Stories from Our Nest

Minding Our Manners

Maybe I should not be shocked and amazed at the way people behave these days both online, on television, or in person. It seems that everyone has an opinion that needs to be voiced (good or bad). Everyone is in a hurry, and simple day to day kindness seems to be fleeting. I’m not quite sure when folks forgot how to treat others.  It seems some have forgotten how to treat those in our great big flock of humanity. Manners are fleeting.

Yes, it’s true we all have opinions about things and we are entitled to them. However, the days of keeping not so nice things to ourselves has disappeared. Not only do people feel they have a right to air things out, but they can be downright critical, sarcastic, and hurtful. Remember, if folks have shared something online that they made or found to be inspiring there is a sense of personal pride. I will never understand what people get from voicing unnecessary negativity and hurting someone else?

If you have nothing nice to say then it’s okay to remain quite. It’s also okay to not have an opinion. The neutral zone is a wonderful place to be.

When did it become okay to go on a witch hunt? Adult bullying happens. It’s not right. It’s not cool. Just because folks are grown-ups it does not mean that things hurt any less than the bullying effects on a child. It is not okay to stalk people online, to harass their every move. To enlist others to continue your plight of harm.

Form your own opinions and don’t believe everything that you hear. Rumors are just that- rumors. Until you personally have had a negative experience with others, than don’t jump on the gossip and rumor bandwagon.


There is room for everyone. Everyone has talent. Lots of people are doing similar things. There is no one way to do things. It’s important to be supportive of others no matter how big or how small they are. Remember, that everyone started somewhere. Everyone is on their own journey.

Take a walk in their shoes. Everyone has their own issues and troubles. We can never forget this. We are all human. We all have these. We cannot forget that simple acts of kindness, even taking an extra moment or minute from our days might make a world of difference to those who are around us, even complete strangers.

We need to find ourselves doing more of these good things:

Encouraging
Supporting
Creating
Listening
Providing friendship
Helping
Sharing
Cheerleading
Thoughtfulness
Welcoming
Partnering
Checking in
Hand holding
Lighting up someone’s darkness

We are so blessed to live in this great big flock of humanity. We cannot forget or get distracted from what we truly need in this world. The needs are quite basic when you remove the “distractions”. We all need food, shelter, safety, health, family, and love. Our flock of chickens remind us of these things every single day. I know this to be true.

Make today a wonderful day. For each day is a gift. We can never forget that.

Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

The opinions in this post are all mine. I’ve had them for quite a while now and I thank you for allowing this moment of digression on this blog. Today felt like the day to share these thoughts. Thank you for listening and being part of this amazing community.~Melissa

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