“Mind your P’s and Q’s”, Old Biddies would say to kids. It basically meant, say ‘please’ when you want something and ‘thank you’ when you get it. You didn’t feel it; you just said it. It got you by without a clip round the ear-hole. Now I’m getting on for an Old Biddy myself I’ve got a different handle on it. Gratitude isn’t just there to grease the wheel, it’s the actual wheel shaft itself. It stops us veering off into the gutter where stress, anxiety and depression lie ready to spread their muck in our minds. Learning thanks from a young age, not for getting the latest toy or trainers, but for just ‘being’ is the most powerful tool in the box.