[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!