Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Nice Really Does Work!!

It's another rainy Tuesday, but it's still a NICE HAPPENS! day, so I wanted to pass this link along to all of you. My sister-in-law nicely sent it my way . . .

Proof, yet again, that you really do catch more flies with honey . . .

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Out of the Mouths of Babes

It's another "Tuesday's Child is Full of Grace" NICE HAPPENS Tuesday. And it's also my younger son's birthday.

It's fitting. He was born at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday night 22 years ago today. I'd like to say he's been full of grace his whole life. I'm not sure that'd be totally accurate.

He's been full of boy. And trips to the emergency room. And sweetness.

He made us a family.

He makes me laugh and smile.

And here's one thing I've learned from him about niceness (among many other things. He really is a sweet kid.)--when you call someone, start with "First, I wanted to say 'hi.' And see how you are." That's the way to start the conversation, even if you're calling to complain or ask for money or explain you might not have done so great on that test you took last week.

Start with showing you care. Start with love. After that, everything else is easy.

Happy Birthday, Eric! Come home and visit soon. Your mom misses you.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

This'll be Quick

My apologies for not posting as often the past little while . . . I've been being nice, I promise, I've just also been busy. And I'm headed out of town tonight for the next week (yes, spreading niceness in another time zone, I hope), so just keep doing what you've been doing, smile at strangers, and assume the best in people.