The other day I was waiting for an elevator in my building with one other gentleman. As the elevator arrived, I hesitated. I usually let others enter first, as a courtesy. But this gentleman held out his hand, motioning me to the door. As I walked through, he said with a chuckle, "You didn't really think I was going to walk in here first, did you?" I responded, "Well, I don't like to take anything for granted nowadays."
That one minor gesture brightened my day! I started to think, "What a great world this would be if everyone had consideration for others." It's a shame that that's not the case currently. It's obvious that common courtesy is lacking in society today. Just drive down a major highway and you'll see that.
What we all need is a little NICE.
Operation NICE encourages individuals to be proactively NICE. Stop by to read some positive, upbeat news stories (yes, they exist) about nice people. Download some tools (coming soon!) to help you in your quest to communicate the concept of niceness. Share a story or two about how someone made your day.
It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game ever starts.
- Addison Walker
Hi there! My name is Melissa Morris Ivone and my goal in life is to be as nice as I can possibly be. Here's a little bit about me. I live in New Jersey and work in Philadelphia as a graphic designer. I love crafting. I'm married to a wonderful (and kooky) man. And if you really want to know more about who I am, you should check out my personal blog or even my sketchbook or my pictures. Thanks for reading my blog!