Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Polished Cornerstones:Page 416-T Make a list of specific actions that demonstrate disrespect think about gestures  postures, words, facial expressions, ect.

I don't care if it is you little sister, your big brother, a parent, grandparent, someone you just met, or a teacher everyone deserves to be respected. Disrespecting people does not make them look bad but you.

When somebody is talking to you, you should look them in the eye and not slouch nor glare. Show that you are interested and if you are not and it is unimportant (the story of them loosing their fist tooth or something like that) find a way to gracefully get out of the conversation. And when you are talking look your audience in the eye so you can tell when they are getting bored or uninterested and so you can include your audience.

When writing a poster do not put on it anything that others would find offensives  (Think POSITIVE) Think if this was my belief would I like it if others said this about me.

Use Mr. and Ms. when talking to your elders, and remember to use Please, Thank-you and your-welcome It makes you look more formal.

NEVER ASK A LADY HER AGE!!! This is one I just seem to love to break. I am just to curious.

When you want to get someone's attention either lay a hand on their arm. (example: they are on the phone) Or say excuse me do not throw a snake at them, or whack them in the face with a clip board, SCREAM AT THEM... let's just say. If you wouldn't like it, don't do it.

Rolling the eyes. Think what does that tell people? It says esentually "I think that was very stupid." I see more teens, young adults and even older adults rolling there eyes at everything. It is so sad.

 On the computer, if you are not YELLING do not use caps lock.

Monday, January 7, 2013

How Can I respect My Grandparents?

Going to a Tea party with Grandma 

Today's Polished Cornerstone goal is-

"Make a list of specific ways in which you can show special honor and respect to your grandparents or other elderly people in your life."

I am going to put ten different ways.

  1. When at their house pitch in with doing odd jobs. (wash dishes, sweep floor, pick up trash) 
  2. Do not complain about your parent that is their child. This makes them feel bad. 
  3. Be gentle. They are getting OLD and they don't bounce back as well as your or your parents do. 
  4. Don't mention the fact that they are getting old. (they don't like to be reminded) 
  5. Don't wine, Nobody likes that. 
  6. Don't beg for EVERYTHING Grandparents LOVE to spoil you just don't take it too far. 
  7. Make stuff for them. I think my Grandparent's favorite gift from me was a Poem I wrote. 
  8. Be respectful, They are your elders, and they deserve respect. Use your magic words. (Please and Thank-you)
  9. Call/mail/Email them often. Grandparents like hearing from you if you don't live nearby even if you see each other once a week you should send them things often they LOVE it. 
  10. Ask to hear stories. Most grandparents (not all) love to tell stories and they have a lot to tell because they have lived a LONG time. 
I broke some of my own rules in there didn't I. Well if you know of more feel free to comment. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Goals

Last year I did awful and if this year is anything like today I doubt I will do very well. So personally I am unsure whether I should do resolutions or not.

Family First
Pro_17:17  A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. 

  1. I will read the Bible to my Sibs every night and attempt to get through it in a year. 
  2. I will work on my stamina and attempt to be able to run a mile by the end of the year. 
  3. I will think before I yell at others for not doing something correctly. 
  4. I want to be able to have one of my songs written down in the correct manner so that others can sing my songs. 
  5. I want to at least have made headway in my school work. I doubt I will be caught up since this year is already promising to be hectic but I want to be no further than five months behind. (I am eight now) 
  6. I want to read one historical biography a month. 
  7. I am hoping to have at least one of my books published but it does not matter which. My imagination works when it wants to. 
  8. I am going to work on my listening skills.... some more.  
Action is the proper fruit of knowledge. 

V. Volunteer 
K: Kitchen skills (I can't cook) 
A: Always there 
T: Thorough 
H: Helpful 
I: Include
E: Enduring 

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