So, theres this girl named Melissa, and she started a blog. By doing so, she began Operation NICE. Now, as a person living in this world that daily, goes through so much with all of its people handling or simply not handling so much stuff, I belive a kind gesture does a lot of good. If everyone did one random, unnecesary, nice thing for someone else every day, then the world would be such a healthier, happier, better functioning place. Everyone deserves a little sunshine in their day, so join Operation NICE and do something, well, nice!
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Melissa says: “I believe that kindness can change the world, so it’s my mission to spread the concept of being nice, as simple as that may sound.”
About Operation NICE:
Don’t you love it when people go out of their way to be nice? Like when someone waits to hold the door for you. Or when a stranger waves you into a line a traffic. Or even when a coworker shoots you a friendly smile along with a “have a nice day.” If everyone was a little bit nicer to the folks they encountered each day, perhaps the world would be a more pleasant place. Operation NICE was initiated to remind you that a little NICE goes a long way.
Here is a post from operationnice.com:
NICE Tips: Readers’ Suggestions!
I was asking some of my buds on the HOW Design Forum for their NICE Testimonials, and Amanda put together a list of simple random acts of kindness. Missy and Kim added a few of their own as well.
I thought it would be fun to compile a list right here! So post a comment with your suggestion(s) and I’ll edit the list to include it.
•Give at least one sincere compliment a day and it doesn’t have to be much. Tell someone they have a nice smile, or you like their shoes or you envy their patience. If you look for it, you can find something positive to say about anyone.
•If you buy something from a vending machine, leave the change in the change thingy for the next person. It’s funny how someone finding an unexpected quarter makes their day.
•Make a bunch of small little notes that have positive messages like “Have a nice day!” or “Someone loves you” and hide them around a public area for random strangers to find. This is a good project for those who have kids.
•Overtip your waitress.
•Give an extra $5 when you pay for something (retail, fast food restaurant) and ask that they apply it to the next person in line.
•If you pack lunches for your loved one, stick a small note telling them to have a great day. Similarly, hide small love letters in your significant others pockets/bags/jackets.
•Clear the snow off a neighbor’s car after a big snowfall.
•When you see a mom with a stroller going into a building – hold the door for her. She’ll appreciate it more than you’ll know!
•Send a random e-Card to someone you haven’t talked to in a while for no special reason.
•Put an extra nickel, dime or quarter in a parking meter for someone.
•Leave flowers anonymously at a neighbors’, May Day style.
•Make eye contact with people and smile.
•Wave when someone lets you merge on the road.
•Let someone who has five items at the grocery store go in front of you and your cart full of items.
•Pay the toll of the car driving behind you.
•Holiday season is a great time to recognize people who are underappreciated…leave some homemade goodies in your mailbox with a thank you note for your postal carrier.
•Buy a current bestseller and donate it to the local library.
•Give blood to the Red Cross.
•When a waitress or other service person has been exceptional, let their manager know.
•If you take walks around the neighborhood, bring along a bag and pick up trash as you go.
•During the holidays, bring some hot chocolate or coffee to the bell ringers who are standing outside in cold weather.
•Thank a co-worker or employee out of the blue for there hard work.
•Let someone turn left when the light turns green because there is a long line of traffic behind you.
•Give a child’s old toys to a shelter every holiday season instead of trashing them.
•Buy a homeless person some water on a hot day.
•Let someone pregnant or older sit in your seat when none are available.
•Thank your spouse, significant other, roommate, mom, etc. whenever they prepare a meal for you. It shows great appreciation.
•When making dinner, double the recipe and deliver dinner to a neighbor.
•Offer your mail carrier, trash man or anyone else working out side on a hot day a bottle of water.
•When someone you come in contact with is doing a good job, tell them.