Exciting news!

The Stand and Inspire Blog (StandandInspire.com) is changing names and address to GracefulHabits.com.

Same content. New name.

Make that… Even better content!

The theme of the Graceful Habits blog will be: Be Happy. Love One Another.

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I usually like to talk to people when I am out in public.

The way I see it, every conversation is an opportunity to make someone’s day.

A kind word that I share may be the only word of encouragement that person hears for a day or even longer.

But I had one habit that wasn’t helping the cause.

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French philosopher Voltaire famously remarked in the 18th century, “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.”

It’s sage advice for all of today.

When we are in conversation, do we have a tendency to think about our next comment rather than actually listening to the other person?

Here’s a graceful habit that can fix this communication problem centuries in the making.

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The first of two Disney rules for cast members is: “We create happiness.”

How do they do it?

They look for the cues from guests and apply 10 graceful habits the Disney Way.

We should do the same in our homes, places of work, and communities.

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There are only two rules that Disney property cast members are taught to enable the Disney Experience for amusement park visitors.

The story behind one of them may surprise you.

It goes back to 1955 when Disneyland first opened, and it gave Walt Disney hope that his dream would be a reality.

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Chivalry is not dead.

It’s just that the vehicle keyless remote has displaced a simple act of grace.

Here are 4 reasons men should open the car door for women.

And restore a graceful habit to society.

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This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

It’s SI’s most popular issue of the year and biggest moneymaker.

And yes it is true, even Barbie made the inside of this year’s swimsuit issue.

But here’s why I trashed my issue upon receipt…

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