Friday, September 14, 2007

Nice DOES Matter

Barefoot Gardener at the blog Barefoot in the Garden (a fellow Minnesota blogger!) kindly awarded me the "Nice Matters Award". I am particularly flattered about this award because I've always believed that nice DOES matter. Kindness matters. An elderly Sister who was my freshman biology department advisor in college told me years ago that it was important to raise people up every day. She explained that we need to lift our faces and look at others with a smile. Some times it's a greeting or a kind word. Other times it might be a helping hand. Even the people who irritate or just don't like you- raise them up with a silent prayer. She said raising people up would change lives. Well, it changed mine. Thank you for the advice Sister Helen Joseph Sanschagrine. Thank you for thinking of me Barefoot Gardener.

9 comments:

dguzman said...

Couldn't have gone to a nicer person!

RuthieJ said...

Hi Lynne,
Congratulations. Minnesota Nice is the best of all!

MojoMan said...

Every time I see one of your kind comments on my blog, it does, indeed, lift me up. Thanks for being so nice.

NatureWoman said...

Nice really does matter, Lynne, and you are one of the nicest people I know, along with my other friends (blogging and otherwise). After having a huge dose of not very nice people this week, it's nice to come home to "talk" to very nice people like you!

LauraHinNJ said...

You are nice, Lynne!

Susan Gets Native said...

What a perfect award for you, Lynne!
You are the sweetest!

(Even if you DO like turkey vultures.)

: )

Deb said...

If Barefoot Gardener hadn't done it already, I'd have passed this award along to you. You deserve it!

Mary said...

You DO raise people up. We need more people like you, Lynne. Thanks for your smiles and being nice. Love ya for it.

Lynne said...

Thanks for the nice comments blogger pals! (I feel like I was fishing for compliments though...)