Monday, February 11, 2008

George Washington's 15th Rule of Civility

I'll just pick up where I left off...
This is the 15th rule that George Washington writes to all men and women. I believe that if we follow these rules we will become better in our manners and more considerate and respectful of others. What George Washington emphasizes more than anything is that we should have more respect for one another. Read and find out.

15th: "Keep your nails clean and short, also your hands and teeth clean, yet without showing any great concern for them."

Again, this is dealing with showing respect to others by keeping yourself clean.
This is also such a good rule for myself. I often forget to keep my teeth clean (or brush them) and trim my nails (this rule might not apply too much for ladies). Anyway, when I finally notice that my nails are short, I then cut them the wrong way! That is, I bite them. Oh! I have lots to learn!

6 comments:

Vickie said...

That was an interesting post David. I'm a true believer in keeping my teeth brushed and you can ask Abigail and Jared lol. My nails are always short but not from biting them. Very good rules my nephew David and George...

David Anderson Kruse said...

Good for you aunt Vickie.
You're a wonderful example to all of your nieces and nephews.
(I really like your ladybug picture too)

Grandma of Many said...

David, nothing shows it better than the George Washington rules. We sure can learn a lot from history. We've come a long way in the wrong direction. Let's get back to the way it should be. Thanks for sharing. Love, Grandma Dot

David Anderson Kruse said...

You are so right Grandma-Dot. You and Grandpa-Ken have been good godly examples to all of your grandkids and many others.
Love you lots!

Ruth Owen said...

Kinda an interesting "rule" :o) But VERY smart ;o) How are you, David? It's been a while since we've talked! Well I'll see you at speech!

David Anderson Kruse said...

Yeah. See ya there Ruth and Happy Birthday!