Thursday, October 30, 2008

NICE Giveaway: three heart photography & design

I know this won't apply to the majority of you, but I have to say it. GO PHILLIES! Hey, my home team won a championship, and even though I'm honestly just happy to see the baseball season come to an end (yay, I get control of the tv until April!), it's pretty cool to see this city so excited about something! So way to go! Looking forward to the big parade tomorrow, which happens to start about two blocks from my office. Sweet!

Okay all, it's Thursday, and you know what that means. Giveaway time!! A few weeks ago, I was contacted by TracyLynn of three heart photography & design. She generously offered to design some cards, inspired by Operation NICE, and present them as a giveaway. How sweet is that?

Then she sends me a photo, and they are gorgeous! The giveaway is for a set of 15 cards and envelopes, printed on 30& recycled eco-white paper. The back reads, "Being nice is one of the many bridges on the road to Happiness."

operation nice giveaway three heart

Thank you so much, TracyLynn!! If you'd like to win this special pack of note cards, designed by TracyLynn specifically for Operation NICE, just enter a comment. Again, if you have any stories of nice, I'd love to hear them! Otherwise, a friendly hello is sufficient! Contest ends at 8PM on Thursday, November 6th.

But I actually have a little story I wanted to share about some kindness I witnessed.

I mentioned in my Love List that I miss my old Starbucks. I went there every morning for about 7 months while I was in my temporary home, waiting for my townhouse to be built. They were the best! I try to stop by every once in a while, and I keep in touch with my most favoritist barista of all time, Rob.

I was in the area yesterday, so I decide to pay a quick visit. As I open the door, Rob is rushing out, with a look of determination on his face. Catching him off guard, I say, "Oh, I was just stopping in to say hi!" He replies, "I actually have to give this lovely lady a ride home right now," motioning to his right. I look over and there is the cutest older lady standing there. She says with a shy smile, "I locked my keys in my car, so he's taking me home to get my spare." As I think about what a sweet gesture that is, Rob turns back, grins, and says, "How's that for Operation NICE?"

So true! Knowing Rob, I'm sure she came into the store all distressed, he noticed and asked what was wrong, she divulged her story, and he immediately offered his assistance. Of course, his niceness cost him some quality time with yours truly, but nice guys gotta do what nice guys gotta do.

58 comments:

Tabby ~ Godzchyld said...

That was so sweet of him! If everyone could have that kind of heart the world would be one huge KINDNESS Fest. :)

R27 CREATIVELAB said...

It's nice and simple and thats why it works so well. Well done TracyLynn for bringing some class back to design. : )

Cherish said...

That's such a nice story! I followed a link through Pioneer Woman and I'm soo glad I did! Thanks so much for making my mornings more Nice!

Shannon Nora said...

Aww, what a NICE guy.

Kat said...

That was so kind of him to do that. Thank you for sharing that story.

Janet said...

If we all notice the little nice things people do each day our lives will be so much happier and fulfilling.
Thanks for Operation Nice.

Tammy said...

What a nice story! Thank you for sharing, and for all you do.

Tracy said...

Awe that was really sweet of him.

Melanie said...

what a sweet friend you've got! and those cards are too cute!

Shanicherie said...

It's so great to be thinking about these things in every day life and being constantly reminded by you and the wonderful stories sent in! I love it! And I love thank you notes, I like to send them to surprise people for little things. I know it always makes my day when it happens to me!
Shannon
shanicherie@gmail.com

elizabeth. said...

GO PHILS!! Wish I could be there for the parade...

That is such a sweet story! I love it!

jennieknits said...

My grandfather would have been so happy today.

Such a cute story, and those cards are beautiful.

Jersey Girl in DC said...

GO PHILLIES!!!!! :) My husband and I are both taking vacation days from work tomorrow (here in DC) and traveling up to Philly for the parade. We've been waiting SO long for this! It's so exciting!

That is such a sweet story! How nice of him!

And these cards are so beautiful! Please count me in!

Maria Elena said...

Very sweet story! And I have to say "GO PHILS"!! :o) Hoping to be at the parade tomorrow too!

Maria Elena said...

Very sweet story! And I have to say "GO PHILS"!! :o) Hoping to be at the parade tomorrow too!

Heather said...

Wow, it is so refreshing to hear stories like this one. No wonder you loved it there! Those notes are great! Please count me in.


Some cute kindess from my weekend? Two of my children fixing me breakfast in bed...apple jacks, water, and VERY buttered toast. So sweet, right?

cndymkr / jean said...

Don't you just love all the stories? I come here every day and read the posts and comments just to perk myself up. As I type this I am wearing the String Ring which helps remind me to think of others and to do as many nice things as I can. Thanks for all the work you do to make this blog work.

Anonymous said...

dude sounds like a total studbomb

Melissa said...

Oh ,you know it! I'll bet that lady thanked him "properly". :)

Autumn Whispers said...

Hopefully Barista Rob chimes in here and wins those lovely cards.

Reading that sweet story certainly made a big enough smile in my heart... if I won them I'd have to send them his way. ;)

Thanks for sharing,
~ Autumn

Carlene said...

Awww thats soooo nice! :D

Patricia @ From Wags to Riches said...

I just found your neat site today.

Have a lovely evening :)

fromwagstorichesATentemporeDOTcom

Mandi said...

Oh those are way cool! And what a stud of Rob to be so sweet to that lady! We need more men like him!

Melinda said...

I found out about your website from daily candy and I'm soooo glad I did. Reading a post each day about something nice others did really brightens my day. I recently started high school (yes, I am a freshman....a fact frowned upon by upperclassmen) and it's so difficult to stay positive amongst all the drama at school and the rude people. I just want to thank you again for keeping up with this blog and I hope you continue to!!

Desiree Fawn said...

Nice nice ^_^

gina bina said...

These cards are adorable. I love sending notes via the old fashioned way. There's nothing like receiving a nice card in the mail.

Maria said...

I just stumbled across you and, THANKS! You've made me want to keep being nice :)

The cards are so sweet and simple I love them.

Traci said...

Now Rob is my favorite barista! I love TracyLynn's nice cards too.

Stacy said...

Traci is amazing! I love her work and this is gorgeous!

Jane said...

the cards are perfectly simple, and the story was great. small niceties can change the world.

Gina said...

yay phillies! :)

really enjoy what your blog is all about - i share it with as many others as i can!

have a lovely weekend

Mary said...

Very nice, and I'm happy to get caught up with Operation Nice! Have a happy Halloween!

winstead family said...

i love being constantly reminded of the NICE people in this NOT NICE world we live in. thanks for sharing the story.

i also love the WAY NICE cards! cute design!

UltimateImage said...

Such a great story!! I love Tracy's design for the cards she is very talented :)

J Jordan said...

It warms my heart to hear about such nice stories. :)

Lindsay said...

Those cards are so nice :) And a lovely way to pass on some kindness to others.

Cornfields, children and waterballet said...

To be nice I would say give those cards to one of my friends, but would really like to use them to say "great job" to those around me!

count me in!

Ann in Kearney, NE

Candace said...

so here's my shot at trying to win this giveaway lol i absolutely adore this entire blog. & those cards are the cutest! i can't wait to spread the operation nice love throughout the city of LA :)

amy purple said...

I love the sentiment TracyLynn wrote on the cards, how pretty and true.

And Rob is a very kind person for doing that! Kudos to more people like him.

thanks. pposwaps(AT)gmail.com

Michelle said...

Thank you for continuing to share these stories of kindness and niceness. It is so inspiring to hear that people are still capable of both.

Megan said...

What a kind guy! I love reading all of the wonderful things people do for each other!

suzanne said...

how sweet. love the site!

peace.

Christine said...

Great story!! And great cards!

Glenda J said...

First timer--linked through Decor8. Love your site and plan to bookmark it!!(Love the cards as well!)

Ronise said...

Those cards are cute and Rob was so very nice. Anyway, I`d love to have the cards and spread more niceness around. Also, I jast watched the video from the last giveway and you are sooooo cute.

Ronise
ronise@gmail.com

Sarah said...

NICE story, NICE cards, simply love this NICE site. Thank you! I'm totally hooked on Operation NICE!!

delightful_trinkets said...

Scallop edges are always NICE :)
Sweetie pie barista :)

Cheryl J. said...

A friend of ours recently ended a teaching job in a school with many sweet Native American children. She tried to leave books behind for her students but the principal made her remove all of her things. She approached my husband and I about donating NEW books so the children would have something after she left. My husband was "nice" enough to let me donate $200 towards new books for their classroom.

We received numerous thank you notes from the grateful children (which was probably nicer than the money itself).

One note said the following:

Dear Dr. and Mrs. Jorgensen,

Thank you for all the books they are so cool. I am so happy for them all. You are very special people your (sic) the best. I hope you and your family a very nice.

Your friend
Kyrie

Niceness all around :-)

Danielle said...

Loved the story and the cards are so beautiful!!!
Have a wonderful day... :)
ddavidpatrick(at)gmail(dot)com

Gloria said...

I do have a story of nice that I would like to share. There is a wonderful woman here in Philly who has no reason to befriend me or be nice to me. We each have our own history with the same man and there are many reasons we could choose to have nothing to do with each other. Through similar business and social circles we found ourselves in situations where we could have chosen to politely ignore each other or we could very minimally interact. Instead, this mature, insightful woman has chosen to be kind, compassionate and helpful. She even has gone out of her way to give me advice and help me find a new place to live. If only everyone could share this woman's qualities and realize that sometimes the past needs to be the past and all the parties need to move on without animosity and grudges. I can not thank her enough for the attitude she has shown and the choice she made to be such a NICE person.

lisa said...

What a great story and i love the cards!

The Robertson Clan said...

hello! i just found your blog...super cool!!

miss.supafly said...

I have a nice story for ya: My buddy Melissa (I think you know her), left a really sweet comment in my defense on my blog today. She was very kind to someone who was being kind of difficult. She handled it really well, and it really made my day.

Nicola said...

Fantastic story. What a nice guy. :)

Emilie Ahern said...

What a fabulous blog!
What are you going to do with all of the good Karma coming to you?

Dalon said...

I was just turned on to your blog from Emilie Ahern and I totally get it - why you have so many followers I mean :-) Thank you oh so much for creating this site - for sharing goodness and happiness and joy - and for making me smile amidst the chaos of my life. I try to keep a blog for my family to see the kids more often and your site will definitely be added to my favorites. THANK YOU!!!

Raspberry Stethoscope said...

Wonderful!

Kylie said...

I have just found your blog through Emilie Ahern's, and it is so wonderful!

What a lovely story above!
And gorgeous cards!

Have a wonderful day

kylie