Each year on October 5, people across the nation observe National Do Something Nice Day.
National Do Something Nice Day is very similar to National Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is celebrated on February 17.
It would be ideal if everyone lived their lives doing kind things on a daily basis and without thinking about it. Today serves as a reminder to us all, as it is easy to get caught up with hectic schedules and fast-paced lifestyles, to stop for a moment and do something nice.
“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.” ~Frank A. Clark
HOW TO OBSERVE
Do something nice. The something can be anything from buying a cup of coffee for someone in line at the coffee shop to giving a compliment to the tired clerk. Maybe the day calls for sending flowers with a card that says “just because,” or asking the neighbors over for a barbecue in the backyard or mowing the lawn for someone. Use #DoSomethingNiceDay to post on social media. — HT: National Calendar
Personally, I think this day is mixed up because we should all strive to live our lives in such a way that we are always on the lookout for opportunities to do something nice for others.
There are far too many who only think about themselves. There is a motto I heard years ago that states, “Get all you can. Can all you get. Then sit on the can!” Being nice though to others does not mean you have to spend money. Being nice can simply be expressed by a simple thank you to somebody. Or, it may mean greeting them when it looks like they have had a long day at the grocery store.
As humans, we should spend more time doing something nice. It enriches our lives and the lives of those for who we do something nice. I know we have shared this before, but sometimes kindness and doing something nice might just start right on your own doorstep. When we are willing to do something nice for those immediately connected with us, then it makes it easier to do for those who we know nothing about.
My adult life has been spent in varying careers designed to help others. I enjoy the connections I make, even when it means I do not earn what I think I am worth. However, even as a realtor, I have no problems taking a smaller commission rate if that is what it takes to get the job done. My life and my work ethics speak for themselves and I look forward to working with you as well.
Looking for Something Nice to Do Today,
Mark Escalera – Cheyenne Realtor