Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Forgotten Words.
What once was a very common two word phrase seems all but forgotten in today’s society.

When was the last time you heard the phrase, “You’re Welcome?”

People with proper manners still say, “Thank you,” when they want to express gratitude to someone for some courtesy which has been extended to them. Unfortunately, for most people it has become habitual to respond with the phrase, “No problem.”

The next time someone thanks you for something you’ve done, ask yourself if you would have done it even if performing the courtesy was difficult - a “problem?” Is it our intention to diminish the significance of the act by stating that it was - "no problem?"

Thank you to all Scout leaders for instilling manners and wholesome values in young people. Let us also include a rebirth of the phrase, “You’re welcome,” as part of the living example we set this year.