Project ID 747960
Be A Classy Lady!
Girls . . . all people appreciate kindness so be sure to open the door for people older than you, use proper language in their presence, offer them your chair if no other seats are available, and be helpful by offering assistance if needed. This is especially thoughtful if the person is in a wheelchair, on crutches, or pushing a baby stroller. Show that you are considerate, tolerant, and respectful of others. Sit up straight, keep your knees together, or sit tall with your legs gently crossed at the knee or ankle. This good posture will help you feel feminine, graceful, and classy.
Try really hard NOT to embarrass anyone. What may seem humorous and teasing could be very embarrassing to another person. Always think how you would feel under those circumstances. If you ever wonder about the right thing to do . . . ALWAYS choose kindness. Be intelligent and considerate, but not a know-it-all!
Remember to dress with respect. Just because a certain fashion is in style does not mean it is appropriate for you. Consult a responsible adult if you are unsure. Use good judgment and always wear age-appropriate clothing and make-up. Always remember, a smile is the prettiest thing you could ever wear . . . and all people smile in the same language.
Attitude and Spreading Rumors
Show enthusiasm . . . it is very contagious! People do not enjoy being around a dull and uninteresting person all the time. Show your passion for the things that you love. Be aware of your attitude . . . your attitude can be negative, unfriendly, and pessimistic . . . or you can have an attitude of being positive, friendly, and optimistic. Be sympathetic, considerate, and constructive in the things you say and do. Disrespectful actions such as rolling your eyes, refusing to look at someone’s face, and walking away while someone is talking to you are discourteous and demonstrate a poor attitude. Being cocky is not cool! Nobody likes a smart aleck or a know-it-all. Mind your own business and take no part in drama! Many times girls can be mean and you do not want to have any part of being cruel or ugly to anybody! The way that you treat other people and how you make them feel about themselves speaks volumes about the kind of person you are. Be kind . . . do not pry or ask personal questions, boast about yourself, talk about money issues, or compare and criticize people. Be considerate of others while being true to yourself.
Do not spread rumors or tattle on other people. This kind of action is hurtful and unkind and you would never intentionally torment another person. Think carefully before you speak words that may cause hurt feelings. Remember the Golden Rule . . . “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Bullying and Cyberbullying
Girls, stand up for a person that is being put down or bullied. DO NOT allow bullying to take place at any time when you are with your friends or acquaintances. Support your friends and inspire them. However, please be aware that you must always be certain that your friend’s words and actions are worthy of your encouragement and support. When in doubt, always choose to be kind. This includes your communications on social media.
Cyberbullying that involves inappropriate texts, pictures, or email is NEVER acceptable. If you receive a threatening electronic communication from anyone, seek assistance from an adult as soon as possible. DO NOT share your personal information, send a photo of yourself, make hurtful or threatening remarks, or plan to see a stranger you met online. For your own safety, make your parents aware of all of your online activities! Learn to communicate effectively inside and outside the world of technology. Electronic communication is wonderful but there is no substitute for face-to-face conversation. Always stand up for what is right when it involves your safety in online activities.
Decisions . . . Decisions!
You make many choices every day. You decide what clothes you wear, what food you will eat, whether or not you will do your homework, or how you spend your free time. The choices you make define your character and become your life. You know right from wrong and you know good from bad . . . but if you need help, do not be afraid to ask an adult for guidance.
Be a good role model as well as a good friend. Others are watching and learning from your actions. Choose your friends very carefully and select those with like values. Friends should bring out the best in you. You do not have to be close friends with everyone, but you have a responsibility to be respectful to everybody. Make your own choices . . . do not follow others blindly.
Make the decision to have a compassionate heart for others. All people face different challenges and difficulties. Do not always think or talk about yourself. Let other people know that you care about what they are dealing with in life. No matter how educated, talented, or wealthy you are, the way you treat people reflects the kind of person you really are.
Honor your Mother and Father, or that special person who takes care of you, by being kind and considerate to others. Good manners are perceived immediately. Young ladies should be pretty on the “inside” by the way they speak and act . . . this is essential for every girl to know. Always be kind to others, because everyone is facing a battle that you may know nothing about. Showing kindness to others is your special gift to them!
Using courteous and polite skills, otherwise known as proper etiquette or good manners, will easily identify you as a . . .
“very special and extraordinary young lady!”
Girls, learn to listen intelligently with your heart and use good judgment . . . you are a gift to this world!