I just found another blog: Operation Nice It's such an inspiring place to visit. Lots of stories about people being just that, Nice! If you support this idea, you can get a nifty button for your blog like the new one I have over there on the left. Just click on it and it will take you to the site.
I thought I would share a little story about a random act of niceness of which I was the recipient.
It was the Christmas of 2004, my husband and I had gotten married the spring of that year and he had left for Iraq 3 months later. It was kind of a bummer (understatement) to be apart our first Christmas as married folk. I was doing some Christmas shopping and having lunch with a friend at a nearby outlet mall. We were driving around the parking looking for a parking space (did I mention it was Christmas time?). I came upon one that was right next to the sidewalk, but not anywhere near where I needed to be. A guy in a VW drove up from another side and I waved him in so he could have the spot.
Guy (waving at me): Hey, Thanks a lot!
Me (driving a VW too): No problem, we VW drivers have to look out for each other!
And on I went. I found a spot and went in to a little place to have lunch. When I came out to get in my car there was something on the windshield. I was worried it was a parking ticket. But when I took the paper off and looked at it, I saw is was a Starbuck's gift card with a note that said, "Thanks for the parking space. Merry Christmas!" Can you believe it!? How NICE was that guy? He must have walked around until he found my car just to put that card on it. He had no idea I was perpetually sad and missing my husband, but he really made my day.
I kept that card to remind me. I'd almost forgotten about that story until I happened upon this blog today. Do you have a NICE story? Let's hear it!