Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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.

12 comments:

~Telah said...

What a *nice* post! I'm gonna make a point to be nicer to my family.

charlotte said...

I'm so glad you like the award! And I love your thoughts in this post. It's so important to be good to one another in this hard world. :-)

Gin said...

Oh so true!

Brown English Muffin said...

we especially don't teach them to be nice for no reason...we seem to only teach them to be nice in response.

Adrienne said...

very nice post!

Kim said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog and plan to come back and visit often! Thanks for stopping by and posting on mine!

Cheryl Wray said...

Telah--You know, isn't it funny that a lot of time we are nicer to acquaintances than our own family? I find that it is true!
Charlotte--You're so sweet!!
Gin--Yes!!
BEM--You are so right!!! A lot of time they are nice to get something, not just because that's how we should be!
Adrienne-Thanks!
Kim--Thanks!! I'm so glad you got to stop by! Come back soon!

Dawn Bibbs said...

Awww, how sweet. Well, she's right you know...you ARE nice and such a sweetie!!!

Susie said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award!

Kimberly said...

That is so true...and I find that I am nicer to others than I am my own family. I need to work on being nicer to everybody!(not that I am a meany, just seem to loose patience faster with my family)I guess I know they love me and will forgive me. Have a NICE day.

Adriann said...

A well deserving award too!

Chad & Tiffany Hewlett said...

You deserved it! You are so sweet and I love all your sweet comments-they just brighten my day! Wish I lived in Alabama to come to some of your classes!