Wasn't that nice of her?
I'm actually quite flattered, because I DO believe that Nice Matters. Sure, I can be snarky occasionally, and I have been known to rant, but I really do try to be a nice person. That doesn't mean I won't speak my mind or disagree, but I think you can do those things and still be nice. I think there has been a large lack of common NICE in our world, and we could really benefit from bringing it back. From the simple thing of letting a car go ahead of you in traffic to truly helping out a stranger in need. From trying to refrain from gossip, and choosing to not speak ill of someone (even when you easily could!). The other day as I went through a toll booth I smiled and said a bright "Good morning!" to the man in the booth. He beamed at me. Was I the only person who had been nice to him that day? (I hope not!) It costs us so little, usually, to be nice, and the benefits are so great. Our society has placed such value on sarcasm, on competitiveness, on being better and having more. I think it's a good idea to bring back the NICE.
There are a lot of NICE people out there in the blogosphere, but I would particularly like to pass this pretty little button on to:
bubandpie who was not only one of the first people to leave a comment on my blog (oh? yours, too? isn't she NICE?) but helped me out not only with technical things but also with coming up with themey titles for my blog
Beck who also was one of my first commenters, and whose whole blog is just nice. She speaks beautifully and elegantly and kindly about matters large and small
Chani who, even when she is feeling hurt, puts so much emphasis on peace and understanding, that the word nice seems like such a shortfall, but nonetheless appropriate (and Chani, feel no need to pass this on... I just wanted to honor your niceness with no linky pressure)
Ewe who is the only blogger I have actually met in the real world, and she was quite nice, indeed (both online and off)
And to all of you nice people who stop by my blog... you make my world nicer just by saying hey. So, thanks.
Have a nice day.