"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.
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