“Please” and “thank you.” Those were the magic words, Mom and Dad said. Corny? Yep. But, you know what, when I taught my kids to say them, they were kind of magical.
“Happiness isn’t necessary for gratitude, gratitude is necessary for happiness. This seems counter-intuitive, but the only way to be consistently happy is to build a happiness baseline focused on gratitude.” ~from How to be Happy
“Enter with the password: ‘Thank you!’ making yourself at home!”
Mom and Dad were right.