Operation Nice.

[photo via simplesong]

Have you heard of Operation Nice? Melissa, a very nice person, started Operation Nice after having a positive experience on an elevator.

In her own words:

"The other day I was waiting for an elevator in my building with one other gentleman. As the elevator arrived, I hesitated. I usually let others enter first, as a courtesy. But this gentleman held out his hand, motioning me to the door. As I walked through, he said with a chuckle, "You didn't really think I was going to walk in here first, did you?" I responded, "Well, I don't like to take anything for granted nowadays." That one minor gesture brightened my day! I started to think, "What a great world this would be if everyone had consideration for others." It's a shame that that's not the case currently. It's obvious that common courtesy is lacking in society today. Just drive down a major highway and you'll see that.What we all need is a little NICE.Operation NICE is an encouragement to spread a little NICE to others."

Melissa has designed some pretty note cards and offered them up in a printable format for free on her website. The idea is to write something nice on them like, "the world is a better place because you are in it" and leave them in random places. On a park bench, tucked inside a restaurant menu, or at a bus stop. Wouldn't it be NICE to find one?

I plan on placing a few around town today. You should too. It would be so NICE!


11 comments:

  1. That sounds like a really neat idea. I know it always brightens my day when someone goes out of their way to be polite or kind. It feels good to pass that on.

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  2. This reminds me of the fun day that NieNie had with her kids leaving sweet little notes around town. Great idea!!

    And you're right, those cards are very cute.

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  3. OK...those invitations were perfect for Owen. Very cute. I love the whole operation nice idea. I had to teach a class at Cub Scout Round Table last week. Both me and another lady were hauling huge bins up the stairs and into the Scout office. Not one, not two but a whole group of Eagle Scouts passed us by without so much as a glance! I looked at the lady and said, "Whatever happened to Do a Good Turn Daily?"

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  5. Yes yes yes. I love it. I am actually getting a ring that she suggested for my anniversary. I was going to post about this too. I think it is so awesome.

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  6. I love doing little secret things like that! I'll have to do it...

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  7. Thank you so so much for blogging about my site!! I am SO glad you like it! And thank you for using the nice notes! If you took any photos, I'd love to see them! Have a spectacular weekend!

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  8. What a genius idea. It reminds me of the Nie post where they placed little sweet notes all over downtown Mesa.

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  9. This reminds me of something I saw on NieNie's blog once. What a great idea. It's the small acts of kindness that mean the most.

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  10. It's a shame that we live in a world where we are surprised when a stranger does or says something thoughtful and nice isn't it? So I will start today by doing something thoughtful and nice to each stranger I meet.

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