It is amazing to me that it has been almost a year exactly since my last post. 2013 was a year of trials, stress, change, loss, and blessings in disguise. I will defiantly be sharing how this past year touched our lives over the next couple of months. But for now I just wanted to remind you that I’m back up and running and to share something that grabbed my attention.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner I wanted to share something I read about bringing just a hint of chivalry back. Besides being a photographer my main job on this planet is being a wife and mother. Raising boys to become gentlemen can be trying at times. I work hard to instill manners, honor, humility, kindness, to play and laugh with them, and to teach them to respect themselves and others, especially women. My oldest is just a few years away from dating and I can hope that he will take some of this advice to heart. I don’t know about you, but I love when my husband does any of the below. But for some reason when he opens my door it always it just warms my heart. That romantic part of me loves these small little gestures reminding me he’s thinking of me at that very moment. Luckily for me, my boys have great examples of men in their lives that show respect, kindness, and love to the women in their lives. I’m so grateful that my husband is one of them. I’ve attached the blog post from Michael Sama who wrote the article I loved. Tell me below what is your favorite act of chivalry and click on over to read all of Michael’s post. Just a little food for thought.
The more women I talk to, the more I realize that the gentleman is a rare breed. The mission of the New Chivalry Movement is to bring men (and women) together who strive to be the best versions of themselves and love and respect those around them.
As the gentleman has become less prominent, so have the respectful acts that define him.
Here are 8 acts of chivalry we often overlook and should work to bring back.
Giving up your seat.
Pulling out a woman’s chair.
Open doors for her.
Call, don’t text a date invite.
Compliments, compliments, compliments.
Walking on the street-side of the sidewalk.
Walking her to her door.
Parking far away? Drop her off first.