Guess what. Nice is "in" according to The New York Times! Finally, right?
Operation NICE was lucky enough to get a mention in this wonderful article, and I couldn't be more proud!
The article reads:
But consider that the snarly blog world has made room for some new make-nice citizens. While sites devoted to politics, celebrities and the media are rife with invective, an expanding parallel universe of blogs catering to young women and mothers unfailingly offer encouragement and support.
OperationNice.com links to news articles about good deeds and asks bloggers to take an oath of niceness. The blog was created 10 months ago by Melissa Morris Ivone, a 28-year-old graphic designer in Cinnaminson, N.J., who was inspired after a stranger held the door for her in an elevator. She wanted to create an oasis of good vibes online.
“Blogs, message boards and comments sections are just settings for people to verbalize their (usually negative) opinions,” Ms. Ivone wrote in an e-mail message. “Personally, I wanted a little corner that was free of all that.”
So far, more than 1,100 readers, many of them fellow bloggers, have taken her oath of niceness, allowing them to post an Operation Nice seal of approval on their blogs and Facebook pages.
Maybe that Nice seal will come to rival the original bright-yellow smiley logo, which became a popular sensation in the early 1970s, a period of acute societal division over war, race and politics, when people apparently needed to force a smile."
How awesome is that?? If you stopped by from the NY Times article, pleased to "meet" you! I hope you'll have a look around and maybe share a story or two.
Read the entire story right here. Thanks so much, NY Times!