Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Yes, Nice Matters


My friend, Jerry at FishHawk Droppings, thought of me the other day. He decided to bestow LifePrints with the Nice Matters Award. I am very flattered. This is the second time I've received this one and it's just as much of an honor this time. I hope I never forget that nice does matter in this world.

Just to drive the point home, here are a few tidbits to stir your imagination -

JustBeNice.com sells tee shirts, hats and such emblazoned with the slogan "Just Be Nice". No we can wear the motto.

Winn Claybaugh will teach you how to Just Be Nice or ELSE! He says, "In a world where you have to be computer literate, business savvy, a master negotiator, and dressed for success, you also must be nice. Winn Claybaugh believes learning how to be nice is the most important skill one must obtain: "When you start being nice, everyone wins!"

NewScientist Magazine says that social responsibility is mostly learned from our parents and that genes also contribute greatly to how nice we are. In this interesting article they also state that we spend more time socializing our girls. With boys we still have the age old attitude that boys will be boys. We don't seem to be as willing to take the same risk with the behavior of little girls.

Thank you again, Jerry, for this award. I'm going to pass it on to one of the nicest bloggers I know. Mike at Reality is Overrated is always there to answer questions and tell a joke. He's very active on the Blog Catalog forums. If he knows how to help you he will. He's quick with praise and I've never read anything unkind about other bloggers.

Mike, I don't know if anyone has given you this pretty pink award before. Post it if you wish...please pass it on to another kind soul. Congrats!

As a side note, I'm taking a little break from blogging to spend time with my family. I'll be back on Monday. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone and "Just be nice."

15 comments:

dolphin said...

Hi Lisa,

This is a great blog you have. I like the message you convey :-)

I was reading your profile after you left a comment on my blog and was not aware you were a writer .. congrats on your success!

I look forward to reading more here!

Dolphin

Lisa McGlaun said...

Thank you Dolphin. I also enjoy your site. I am very interested in marine mammals and it seems that you really care.

Peace,
Lisa

mikster said...

You are very deserving of this award. And thanks for bestowing it on me. I'm flattered. Enjoy your time with the family and have a super weekend.

Lisa McGlaun said...

You're welcome, Mike. You always make such great contributions to the BC forum..I thought it was time that someone recognized you for that.

Sincerely,
Lisa

Peter said...

Hi! I read the article you mentioned and I tend to agree with the findings. Whether parents instill in their children social responsibility or whether children gain this by replicating parents actions and how they go about things, I'm not quite sure. But I think it's a mix of both.

Not having a daughter, poor me, I can still see why they are highly protected, as I would do the same.

But no matter what level of protection, the repercussions for either sex can still be the same when it comes to misadventures and possible events that may lead to the taking up of new roles.

But in any event, we as parents must be there for them during good times and in bad. Goes without saying really.

Thank you for your support and congratulations on the award. I hope you have a excellent break!

Regards
Peter McCartney

Mr. Grudge said...

Hi Lisa,
Congatulations! Enjoy the award and also enjoy your time off with your family. -Mike

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,

I am Winn Claybaugh's assistant and he saw your post and would love to send you something. If you can please email me at LizC@paulmitchelltheschool.com

Thank you!
Liz

Lovebabz said...

Congrats I couldn't think of a nicer blogger than you!
Love,
Babz

Lisa McGlaun said...

Peter,

I have a girl and a few boys. I think we raise them the same, demanding that they are respective of others and aware of the needs of others. I guess we will see how they turn out but so far so good...:)

I have one more day of vacation then it's time to get back to the grind..:)

Best Wishes,
Lisa

Lisa McGlaun said...

Hi Mike,

I am enjoying my time away. California is great...could live without the traffic but the beach is beautiful.

Peace,
Lisa

Lisa McGlaun said...

Liz,

Thanks so much. I'll contact you soon. I drove by The Paul Mitchel School yesterday..:)

Best Wishes,
Lisa

Lisa McGlaun said...

Babz,

Thanks for the compliment. I love blogging and the people it's brought into my life.

Thanks friend,
Lisa

Sub Lumen said...

Your work is so consistently uplifting that I wish you would post three times a day, every day!

I'm reminded of a line by Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, I think... "Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none."


Sub Lumen
www.sublumen.com

Lisa McGlaun said...

Sub Lumen,

Thanks for the compliment. I don't know if I could find material to post that often or the time..:) Once a day is taxing enough sometimes.

Best Wishes,
Lisa

Anonymous said...

pretty cool stuff here thank you!!!!!!!