Thursday, September 20, 2007
Ian at Or So I Thought has awarded me the Nice Matters Award. That is sooo ... nice. My mother would be thrilled as she valued niceness above most things, and worried that I would never qualify.
In Ian's words, "nice" means "positive thoughts, uplifting passages, provocative meaning, humor, honesty and a host of other considerations."
I am lazy. I am not going to offer my own definition. Ian is an excellent writer as well as a genuinely nice person. His definition is quite good enough for me.
And now I have to pass it on to five other bloggers who are notably and notoriously nice.
David at Witnessing Am I practices kindness. He can always find something wonderful to say about everyone's posts in comments that are positive and encouraging, so he defines "nice" for me.
Katrice at Still Thinking... Have a Seat is a veritable sweetheart who is not afraid to say what she thinks, but always makes a conscious effort not to hurt feelings and to be supportive.
Sweet Pea at Little Pea is a blithe spirit whose posts are so much fun to read, partly because she is quite adorable and partly because she fits every definition I have ever heard of "nice."
Jay at Kill The Goat is a wonderful writer who is able to focus her readers on any issue, large or small, with immense charm. She never preaches, but she is persuasive.
CEO at The Morning Meeting is always supportive of others. He tries hard to cheer those who need it, to encourage all around him, and seems to carry his own sunshine through life.
Big Brother at Life in the Twilight Zone, who gave this award to Ian, has designed a Nice Matters Award for diabetics and others who prefer to limit their intake of sugar. I am posting both the original one and his, so that my awardees may choose which they prefer to flaunt on their sidebars.