“Be nice!” We hear, hopefully, from the time we are children.
There’s “Be nice and you can have ice-cream!”, which most kids take pretty seriously until at least a certain age. Be nice to your sister, your brother, your teacher. Of course there's “Be nice to me!”
Well why not? Why not be nice?
It’s an especially easy time of year to be nice, with all the pretty, warm sunshine, nice long days, cool evenings spent lounging on lawns and porches.
Good things happen when people are truly nice to each other. Not the infamous pretending to be nice while stealing all your money nice we hear about, but I digress.
Being nice brings happiness, pride, accomplishment, positive attitudes and smiles. Smiles usually come with all of those. And let’s face it, literally, smiles are beautiful! Who doesn’t enjoy a good smile.
So as we wind down from summer, still throwing on flip-flops to go hang out in the sun, let’s be nice!
Be nice, talk nice, and play nice. Yes, even us adults can and should still tell each other to play nice, because you know what?
Our kids are watching.
Our kids are learning how we run the world.
For an inspiring story about two moms who decided to do something nice for children, click the link below to watch their NBC Nightly News, Making a Difference story.
Nadia Riell is the author of “Inspiring Childhood, Inspiring Life-Perspectives on Love, Encouragement and Reaching Potential”.
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