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Do you see with your eyes? by Carrie Glenn

Picture a small, modern coffee shop sharing space with a small indie movie theater. The smell of hot coffee is more prevalent today than the popcorn.

I am upstairs with my four year old granddaughter where it is warm and open and friendly. We talk and laugh about her school. Her friends. She tries my pasta yet it is too spicy. She tips her water and only a drop escapes the lid. 
She wears the cutest hat ever. It’s a white knit beanie that reads, “Meow. Just kitten.” Cute as can be. And she has a wrap around dress over tights and lace-up boots. And of course a pink knit backpack. Kid’s got style, I’m telling you. 
As we were leaving, a nice young lady who works there compliments Norah’s boots and Norah thanks her. Norah proudly tells me “…and I looked her in the eye when I said, ‘Thank you.’”
At age four she understands that it is kind and polite, to have good manners and to look people in the eye when we talk to them. My job is done. (Ha! Well maybe not…lol!) 

Signing off,
Carrie Glenn, Etiquette Expert
Please remember to Practice Politeness!
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Carrie Glenn helps Millennials develop career etiquette so that they can become a powerful force in the workplace. She teaches workplace civility, career etiquette, volunteer and event etiquette, Mother / Daughter grace and poise, professional dining, professional image and makeup, and more. From the dining room to the boardroom, her unique training provides powerful social skills that deliver results. She is the founder of EtiquetteAtHand.com, where she teaches everything kind, classy, and beautiful and she is the author of The Periscope Checklist, the eBook that teaches professional, high quality live broadcasting skills.