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Say Something Nice

Posted September 2, 2009

Your mom probably said: “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all.”

Today, let’s honor your mom and follow her instructions.

I’d like to use this blog to generate at least 100 positive comments about someone you know. Maybe it’s your spouse who unexpectedly watered the geraniums or did two loads of wash out of the blue. Perhaps it’s your boss who left you a hand-written note about your job improvement. Maybe it was a stranger, who through some random act of kindness, warmed your heart.

Leave just one compliment per post but come back again and again to express your gratitude for others.

Let’s shoot for at least 100 comments today.

I’ll start off. I’d like to praise my wife Cindy for making a double chocolate birthday cake for my daughter Lauren despite an incredibly busy work week.

I’ll give a CD for the person who writes the most interesting comment.


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  • glw Sep 7, 2009

    I am so thankful for my son Alex for serving our great country in the U.S. Army.

  • gigimama Sep 3, 2009

    I want to say how proud I am of both of my daughters who are teachers in Exceptional Children Classrooms in Johnston County. It is not an easy job, and I admire them both. I love you more, girls!!!

  • Riverracer8 Sep 3, 2009

    I am proud of my son Jay for doing so well in school and being the wonderful young man that he is.

  • superwomanlm Sep 3, 2009

    There is a small group of people that I worked with until today I would like to thank. They are the staff of Central Carolina ENT. Today is my last day of employment, and I can truly say that I enjoyed every day I was there. One by one, they came in and sat down and talked about how much I would be missed. I promised to stay in contact and check up on things. I asked the office manager for a referral letter and she absolutely made it sound as if I walked on water! To all the gang: Angie, Tara, Karen, Cindy, Brittany, Ladonna, Jill, Cassie, Julie, Ellen, Jonathan, Karin, Dr. Lin, Dr. Davis, & last but not least, Dr. LeLiever, I will miss you, and I thank you for the opportunity to have been a part of your team.

  • thinknc Sep 3, 2009

    My mother passed away a year ago last week. Today I learned that the lady who had been her roomate for several years at the nursing home died last night. This lady was very special indeed. In spite of all her medical problems, she always had a sweet smile and a kind word for visitors. Until her frail health prevented it a few months ago, a visitor would nearly always find her reading her Bible. She truly loved people, and truly demonstrated those characteristics Christ taught in the Sermon on the Mount. As my pastor put it upon learning of her death, "maybe she and your mom are already roommates again."

  • sahmbonnie Sep 3, 2009

    My teenage son Caleb is a treasure. We were discussing forgiveness and not holding grudges. He said he had tried to hold a grudge ONCE(!), but was simply unable to do it.

  • Scare Crow Sep 3, 2009

    My daughter is a living example of what is good in this world. I once asked her "Why are you always so happy?" (she was a junior at ECU) and said "I have nothing to be sad about". She is what comes to mind when I hear the old saying "Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others can not keep it from themselves." What a kid!!

  • wolfpack_girl1976 Sep 3, 2009

    God Bless the United States of America and all the wonderful citizens who make our country great!! Thank you to all those who have taken the time to post messages that have helped me remember to show my thankfulness more often.

  • racinjunki Sep 3, 2009

    To my wonderful wife, for being my best friend for 27 years of marriage, and hopefully at least 27 more!

  • wahaka63 Sep 3, 2009

    I want to say God Bless my son, Daniel, who is in the Marines. Although he has yet to be deployed he is ready to go when called. May our wonderful Lord bless our men and women serving our country here and abroad to keep us safe and to have a future in our wonderful country. God Bless the USA!




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