Saturday, September 26, 2009

Nice does matter. . .

A few weeks ago, I took two of my grandchildren to a children's museum in a nearby city. This was a wonderful museum with many interesting "hands on" activities for the children. Both of my grandchildren loved the bubble room the best. This was an area where they could perform many experiments with water and bubbles. My four year old grandson, Luke, was waiting patiently in line to do one of the experiences when a young girl stepped in front of him in line. She stepped up onto the step to perform the experience, and I watched to see what he would do. He just quietly walked over and stood beside me and then looked at me with his big blue eyes and said, "That was so frustrating!" I couldn't help but smile. I reassured him that I would stand with him in line and that when the little girl was finished, he would be next. My grandson was wise beyond his years and had already learned a great life lesson: Yes, life can be very frustrating from time to time, but good manners are always in style. I hope that I can learn from his example and always remember that "Nice really does matter".

May your day be filled with kindness and the love of family and friends and all the things you cherish and love. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.

29 comments:

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Good life lessons! You're nuturing kindness but not denial. I think people get confused by that at times. He would have been even more frustrated if you two would have complained, critisized and fumed about the line breaker. ♥

Stephenie said...

Your grandson does seem very wise.. You're right, life is very frustrating at times. I don't always deal with things the right way.. Which I need to work on.. I sometimes make things worse.. I learned alot from your story about you grandson..Thanks for sharing..
STephenie

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

That was so mature of him. What a sweety!
Valerie

Tammy said...

Bless his heart...lovely post today!☼

Marilyn said...

Good for him.... That is what makes a gentleman in years to come!!
Have a Peaceful Sunday...
Love,
Marilyn

Connie said...

What a little "man", honey! He learned a lesson that day but before that he learned an even greater lesson: manners from his parents and grandparents, sugar. THAT was the greatest lesson.
xoxo,
Connie

GWENDOLYN said...

You must be so proud of him. He has the fruit of the spirit...patience. Blessings!
Gwen

Ana said...

Good morning Vicki,
What a sweet little guy and what a wonderful story. With such good manners instilled in him by his parents he is surely to grown up to be a man of honor and good values. It is wonderful to hear that there are still parents out there that believe in teaching their children good manners. You would be surprised how many don't. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Blessings,
♥Ana

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

What a beautiful story about your sweet little charming grandson, he IS wise beyond his years... I get so "frustrated" when I hold the door for someone at the post office or somewhere, especially a man, and they don't even thank me... yes, nice Does matter, way to go little grandson! (you should put his name!) Bisous... Julie Marie PS I hope he had fun with the bubbles!

blushing rose said...

What a precious thoughtful socially adept wee one. You all did a good job instilling the right qualities in this future adult.

Bubble time had to be enjoyable to you both after that experience.

TY for sharing such a beautiful story. Have a great week. TTFN ~ Marydon

blushing rose said...

What a beautiful young man you all have raised. It speaks volumes of his being an adult. Kids are so precious, so wise & so warm.

TY for sharing such a charming story. Have a great week. TTFN ~ Marydon

T's Daily Treasures said...

Thanks for sharing this story -- a lesson that we can all learn from. What a sweet little guy you have there who will definitely grow up to be a kind and loving man. Peace & blessings, Tammy

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Isn't it so sad that it seems to be the norm these days. It happens all of the time here in Florida, you are so lucky to have such a lovely grandson.... Maureen.....

wingedbook said...

How sweet! Of course, some grownups could learn from his "good choices" :)

Rebecca said...

Absolutely NICE MATTERS. A lesson learned over and over that we are the very thing we allow to come out of our mouths.

Love to you~Rebecca

Terry said...

What a gentleman, too bad there aren't more like him.

koralee said...

Ahhh...sweet story...and sweet grandson! Nice does matter! xoxoxo

Lisa said...

O what a great lesson! Nice really does matter! I try so hard to point out the good so that people don't only hear the bad!
Hugs, Lisa

Bunny Missbrenner said...

Being patient with girls will come in handy when he grows up. My 3 squirrely grandsons probably woundn't have the patients to stand in line...lol, but I love to take them places and hear them laugh and see them smile...It just makes my day! Have a good one Vicki.

tootles,
bunny

June said...

Vicki, you have a sweet one there. What a 'nice' guy. He will go far in his life with an attitude like that. I love that you shared this.
Hugs,
June

blushing rose said...

G'morn Vicki ~ TY for the sweet comments & visit to my birthday blog. IF you didn't get to read countrywingsinphoenix.blogspot.com on 9/26/ pop over. She is a very talented lady & did a darling post for me.

Have a beautiful week. Hugs, Marydon

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a grown up attitude he has! Nice does matter and he seems like he's a nice young man!

Manuela

My Passport to Style said...

Hi totally! Love this post it my first visit here.I feel the same way and that why I delighted to be able award Koralee the nice matters award!I will be back for another visit and am now following you! Sharon xx

T's Daily Treasures said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog too. Your pink painted items and the flowers are all so beautiful. I taught for 7 years but now am working for the Superintendent of the school where my kids are. No more lesson plans and I get to leave work at work. Yea! I'll be back often to visit you. Have a great evening!

Pauline said...

'Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he's old he will not depart from it' God's word.
Your grandson is off to a great start :o)

Shabby Cottage Shoppe said...

Hi Vicki,
A big thank you to Marydon and Julie Marie for introducing you to my blog and thank you so much for stopping by! Your grandchildren are all just beautiful..... and your grandson ~ wow, what amazing manners for such a little guy!
Gail

Duchess of Tea said...

What a total angel and a grown up all rolled in one. I enjoyed the post tremendously. Have a lovely day darling.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Leann said...

He wise beyond his years. He must be very a special young man:)I love hearing these kinds of stories.

Enjoy
Leann

Dolly said...

That is so precious! He is going to make a great hubby and daddy some day!

XO
Dolly