Monday, August 13, 2007

nice does matter

susan, of penless writer, has awarded me the NICE MATTERS award. although i feel very honored, i don't necessarily feel worthy. but i am very thankful that susan thought of me.

if i hadn't written the post i did yesterday, in response to this award, i would write something along the same lines today. but susan put it well and i totally agree with her.

"In the current day and time which we find ourselves where NICE seems to becoming more and more of a scare commodity I do think it is important for all of us to stand up and loudly proclaim.........NICE does MATTER!!!!"

and if we truly believe that nice does matter, then we need to be the instrument of change. we need to make being nice a priority. we need to be more aware of when we're not being nice. we need to model being nice to our children. and we need to be a witness to those around us. okay, enough of the preaching ;) let's move on.

i'm supposed to pass this award on to seven new people, but as with other awards, i find this difficult. i wouldn't want anyone to feel left out. because i truly feel that you all deserve this award. when i started this blog (because there have been previous ones), i never would have thought i'd meet so many wonderful people. i know there are unkind people out there in blogland, but i don't communicate with them, nor them with me. so all of you who read my blog and are kind enough to respond to my posts - i am passing along this award to you.

let's keep passing this award around as a reminder that kindness is contagious, that we all can can stand to be a little nicer, and that nice does matter.

it is not true that nice guys finish last.
nice guys are winners before the game ever starts.
-addison walker

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jennifer said...

Oh I love that quote by Addison Walker!
You are so nice so sweet and so deserving!

Kelli said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award, Diana! I think you are very nice. :0)
Hope you are staying cool today. I'm looking foward to the leaves changing colors too.

Janice said...


I think there are plenty of not-so-nice people here. That's why I like reading from people who seem to care about other people.

Lynne said...

Congratulations Diana-I also think you are very nice and deserving of the award.
It reminds me of my late mother's favorite quote-"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice".

Momma Roar said...

You are very nice - and definately deserve this award!

We just traded in my van for an suv and our salesman's name was Addison - I'd never heard that name before.

Lori said...

Congrats on your award. I agree with Susan you are so nice.