Oh, how nice...
Sweet Charlotte (a new blog friend all the way from Denmark...how cool is that?) gave me this little recognition yesterday. I think it was for being nice in my comments. (I do love to visit both new people and old friends and leave them encouraging comments, because I know how good they can make you feel!)
I'm not really sure if there can be a better word to be bestowed upon you. With so much ugliness and meanness going on in the world--in families, in relationships, at work, in politics, at school--it sometimes seems more natural to be that way. But's it not! I think it's in our nature to be kindler and gentler, encouraging and grateful.
Nice... maybe it's a word we don't hear often enough. Maybe we don't teach our kids to just be "nice" to each other. Maybe if we all tried to be nicer to each other, and not so harsh in our words and actions, we could spread a little more happiness. Maybe we should all strive to be nice today, just for the simple sake of being so.