Updated: Dec 11, 2020
How many times have your heard, “If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all”?
Well, I can’t even count the times I’ve heard it or said it. It’s a phrase that’s been around for ages, and I believe in it wholeheartedly too.
Saying something nice not only makes the person you are saying it to feel good, but it makes you feel good too. Plus, there are MANY studies out there showing that being kind on any level (even by just saying something nice) is good for your health. So…..why not make someone else feel good, make yourself feel good, and be healthy too, right? Well DUH!
Right now, I believe that our country is in an awful state of “un-love” and can really use some kindness. Big and small changes need to be made, but I also believe that many of us don’t even know where to start. If you don’t know how to swim, are you going to jump off the high-dive platform 10 meters up to get into the pool for the first time? Probably not; you’re going to walk in using the steps.
So maybe today we can start with the steps. Maybe everyone who reads this can give a nice compliment to any and every person you see today. Since many of us are still under quarantine and now under the latest curfew, it may be more difficult to carry out in person, but how about reaching out to someone via text, email, or social media?
Since today is the first day of June (the 6th month of the year), I challenge each of you to reach out to 6 people today and say or type something nice to them.
Or have you seen the 3 photos I've posted with these super simple signs I made? You can do that too.
I believe in my heart that the start to the end of “un-love” begins with sharing a kind heart with all, and we can start by saying something nice to 6 people today, by taking the steps in, no need to dive in from the high-dive platform unless you're "already there."
Check out this YouTube video I posted yesterday afternoon that I felt compelled to post. I wanted to post it Saturday, but a migraine hit. Then I still had it yesterday, and I knew that the migraine would last for who knows how long, and I could not let it prevent me from expressing my feelings. This was not live, but it was not scripted, as you can tell. It is from my heart. My head was hurting, so I am struggling for words at times, but I think I am conveying how I feel the best I can, and it ties into today's "Say Something Nice" day perfectly, I think.
Much love to all.