As we look back at 2012, we are met with mixed feelings of deep sadness and joy. There were a number of events to be grateful for, a successful Summer Olympics with 46 Gold Medal wins and a presidential election, but we also experienced some of the most devastating phenomena from an unforeseen hurricane Sandy to the unimaginable Sandy Hook Elementary. Many Americans are still suffering and our hearts go out to those individuals and their families.
While we're on the horizon of 2013, we are hoping it will bring much needed peace and calm both here in the United States and with our neighbors abroad. One thing is certain, the fate of our future begins with each of us. How we conduct ourselves in our daily interactions, whether we are helpful or hurtful, respectful or unruly, if we bother to put another's needs before our own, all has an impact on our lives. We cannot control others, but we can surely be held accountable for our own behavior and band together to make significant positive change.
Here at Beverly Hills Manners, we are striving to make a difference in our own way and the universe is taking notice. Just a couple of weeks ago, we garnered our first official book deal and we are beyond thrilled and excited! With this initial tome, we hope to bring an innovative and contemporary sensibility to a subject that is often perceived as a stodgy afterthought and we look forward to sharing with you each step of the way.
As you prepare to ring in the New Year, be sure to watch our segment on Anderson Cooper's New Year's Eve Day Special, as well as to review our Best & Worst Manners Moments of 2012 and our recommended Manners Resolutions for the New Year.
Wishing everyone a very healthy, happy and prosperous holiday and look forward to seeing you in 2013!!
Warmest greetings to all,
Beverly Hills Manners, Inc.