Pay it Forward: Operation NICE
I like to think that I’m thoughtful. I like to think that I say how much I love my friends and family regularly, and really try to take nothing for granted.
We all get busy from time to time but I’ve always found that it’s the little things in life that really count.
A good friend passed along Operation NICE to me, a beautiful blog focused on “encouraging individuals to be proactively nice.” I immediately fell in love with the blog and it’s premise.
One of Melissa’s recent “Nice Assignments” was 20Things. It’s simple, download the 20Things list, highlight 20 things “I Like About You,” and send it off to the lucky recipient(s). I printed about 20 off and sent it to my friends and family across the country. It took me probably 30 minutes in total and I secretly sent them via snail mail (element of surprise, people)!
Slowly but surely I started to get texts, phone calls and emails: “You made my day.” “I was so touched.” “It’s been so long since I’ve heard such good things about myself.” “What a sweet little list!”
It was easy, but touching. It was the least I could do! So I urge you, download 20Things send it off to those you care about and let them know all the things you like love about them. Don’t forget to keep checking out Operation NICE and remember to pay it forward.