Good grief what drama! Since all of you seemed to agree about the 'nice' post, I'm re-posting it.
That isn't the only reason I'm re-posting it though. Here are the other reasons....The comment that hurt my itty-bitty feelers was posted by my friend, The Granny Bee a.k.a. Notaro! And before you go gangsta on her....she called me and we talked about it. She did not mean to hurt my feelings at all, and the comment that I took personal wasn't directed at me. I think she understands now why I took it personal and I understand what she meant to say. Here's the thing that I have found with e-mail, comments, and whatever other form of communication we use, that really isn't communicating at all....it can be taken the wrong way. When we actually take the time to TALK to someone, things get worked out!
Also, as I was talking to my cousin, Vickie, and I told her about my canned goods idea, she said something like, "that's a great idea, I'm going to do that." So see, telling each other about this idea does help. So hopefully all of you haven't lost your nice mojo....because here is the post.....
I thought I better let you know that we made it out and back home safely on New Year's Eve. And we had a nice time. I followed my last year resolution of No More French Martini's and woke up feeling great!
I wanted to share something with all of you, and see what you think....Since I haven't been blogging (my new computer should be here tomorrow-so I'll be back at it) I've had more time to think (and crochet!) and watch the news. I saw where people are doing 24 nice things for the Sandyhook school children that were murdered. And then I was thinking about how mean, mean/mental people can be. I also thought about this post. I was thinking...on a meanness scale of 1 - 10, most mean people score right up there in the ten plus area on the scale. They don't play around with the smaller numbers on the scale. They want their meanness known.
And then I started thinking about all of the nice things that happen during December, because people are in a more giving mood. Almost everyone scores a two or three on the nice scale in December. But after December, the nice scale drops way down, and the mean scale just keeps right on up there in the ten plus area.
The thing is....I know more nice people than I do mean people. I don't think I know any mean people. I just know of their actions. Why? Because they are a 10 on the mean scale, and it gets attention. I do think my niece scored a ten on the nice scale when she had her friends bring donations for the humane society instead of bringing her gifts for her birthday party....see this post if you missed it. For a ten year old, that's a ten on the scale! (I don't see how you missed it because it's all I talked about the entire week long. And right now I hear Reality Jayne saying...."come on Cindy Bee, get to the point!" One time at a meeting when someone was droning on she said...out loud...."jeeesh already, skip the labor story and deliver the baby!")
So here's what I think us nice people should do.
Pick something nice...anything....and do it all year.
And I know you are supposed to do your good deeds in private, but I want us bloggers to blog about this. I want nice to spread as much as mean does.
And we need to share our nice ideas. Seriously, sometimes it's hard to come up with a SIMPLE nice idea!
If we keep it simple, convenient, and part of our routine, we are more apt to do it.
*put the idea on your blog
*put your committment on YOUR side bar of your blog.
*And I want you to tell me your idea because I'm going to do a post on it in a few days. (I'm really serious about this nice thing)
You don't have to have be a blogger to do this by the way.....just do it, and tell me about it so I can post your idea.
Here's the thing....if all of us nice people keep up the nice all year long.....it'll become a ten! And a ten on the nice scale feels good! When my niece finished the animal shelter donation she asked her parents, "that was fun, what can I do now?"
So tell me, what nice thing you can do this year. I'll start....Here is what I've been doing.
Every time I buy groceries, I have been buying $5.00 extra in canned goods and donating them to a food pantry. It's $5 bucks....a latte'...a meal at a fast food place....a trinket that sits around and collects dust....It doesn't involve much time because time is what I'm short on right now. It involves $5.00.
Think about it....What nice thing can you do all year long?
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