We hear such a vast amount of terrible news everyday on television and radio. About the economy. About the war. About drugs and murder. The list seems so endless and it’s hard to stay upbeat and feel good about the world around us. In my humble opinion, we need to get back to basics. Being NICE is one of them. It makes you feel good to be nice to someone. It gives you a sense of well being and self worth to be nice only for the purpose of being nice. Your world seems brighter in those few moments afterwards. I have a small story to tell and I hope it inspires you to be nice to someone unexpectedly.
My sweet hubby works overseas in support of active duty military (both ours and others.) He’s home for a short period and we went to our favorite casino/hotel for a small getaway. The next morning we were standing in line at the Starbucks located inside. The lady in front of us was having a hard time paying for her coffee…she didn’t have enough cash, her credit cards weren’t going through and her comp cards were not accepted in the Starbucks, so I nudged him to walk up and offer to pay for her coffee. She was immediately relieved and told him she’d be sure to “pay if forward” for him and thanked him profusely. Here’s the real story. My sweet hubby is typically male (knows more about sports and tools and the latest BBQ efforts than anything else) and was totally unaware of this concept. I was SO PROUD of him for doing it. I explained it to him as we were walking out with our own coffees and it really made his day. He felt his own goodness in being nice, paying it forward, and it won’t be a day he’ll ever forget.
I urge you to be nice. Feel good in your world and comfortable with the people around you. Here is a link to another great blog that you might enjoy and obtain inspiration from. http://www.operationnice.com
What does this blog post have to do with Emma’s Everything? Wellll….nothing really. I guess I just want our customers to feel good and have a smile in their hearts. I want to be NICE today.