When you were young, your mother and other adults around your were always telling you to be nice to others. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. After all, we are only human.
But did you realize, being nice to others is good for them and you too? Recognizing the personal benefits of being nice may motivate you to do it a little more often.
So now you may ask…what does it mean to be nice?
It means being kind, generous, agreeable, pleasant, respectable, friendly, forgiving and tactful. It means going out of your way to treat others the way you want to be treated.
Being nice also means doing kind acts. It means volunteering, donating and offering yourself to a cause that you believe to be worthwhile. Nice is such a small word, but it has big implications.
Here are a few ways being nice can affect you:
- Being nice leads people to like you
- Kindness promotes confidence and optimism
- Niceness makes you feel good about yourself
- People will reciprocate in your time of need
- Doing good deeds adds meaning and significance to your life
- Being a volunteer can help you discover hidden talents
- Being a do-gooder relieves stress and guilt
- Helping others will make you feel thankful and advantaged
- Being nice fosters a greater sense of family and community
- Engaging in generous acts distracts you from your own troubles
Go be nice and you’ll experience many positive benefits! I challenge you!!!