"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."
Recently, I have been around campus and have seen how rude some people can be. Whether it's bumping into someone without saying "Excuse me.", or just simply having a nasty attitude and looking at others with disgust. I'm quite sick of it. Why can't people just be polite?
Today as I was walking to class, I got a voicemail saying that there was something wrong with my Payroll for my job. This isn't the first time this has happened, so I was really perturbed. However, I recently made a pact that no matter how my day was going, I would make the effort to make someone's day better.
As I was entering my first class, I smiled at everyone that I saw. I made conversation, and gave others compliments. Keep in mind that I was not doing this consciously, just as the thoughts involuntarily came to mind. I spoke to my friends around campus, hugged who I could, and offered help. Generally doing this automatically made my day better. It may sound cliché, but smiles ARE contagious!
After my classes and meetings were over, I grabbed lunch at Chickfila and noticed the cashier from last semester. I said, "I don't mean to be nosy, but I remember you being pregnant. How's your baby?" And she replied, "He's great, he's 3 months old! Thanks for asking, you made my day!"
It warmed my heart that I could do that. Something so simple, yet so meaningful.
BONUS OF THE DAY?!
I MET A CUTE GUY!!!
With all of that being said, I encourage my readers to start their own "Be Nice" movements. Try to be a light in someone else's darkness. You never know what someone is going through.
Thanks for reading!
Read or Weep,
Today I laid in the bed until 6...washed my hair, then cooked dinner for me, myself and I. Now I'm about to start a new book. I'll read until my eyes close. I called my mom before I cooked and she said, "Why don't you wanna go out and make some friends?"
I really just need to take care of me right now. I used to want to always have friends, go out, etc. But at the end of the day, those people who you wanted to be friends with so badly only look out for themselves, or they're not who they appeared to be. When I do decide to venture and make more friends on campus, I want to be the person I appear to be. Loyal. God fearing. Intelligent. Involved in the right things. Fun. But most importantly whole. With or without friends or a companion, I will always be whole. That's all that matters to me.
Read or Weep,