Robinella has awarded me with this lovely award. She thinks I’m nice which is pretty darn – nice – of her!
Let me just take this moment to say that if you haven’t checked out her blog, Not A Stepford Wife, than go now. First of all, I love that title. So much so, that I wish I’d thought of it myself because it describes me to a T. Check her out. And I’m not just saying this to be nice!
Now its my turn to nominate some nicey nice bloggers.
“This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you’ve been awarded please pass it on to 7 others who you feel are deserving of this award.”
Dawn at Colours of Dawn: Always gives encouraging and thoughtful comments. She’s a great neighbour, and to top it off, she’s becoming a good friend.
Steffi at Mausbar’s – Nahkiste: Her blog is so nice to visit. What this woman can do with a sewing machine! Whew. And she shares beautiful photos of her flowers.
Heather at My Eclectic Blog: I love reading about her life in Alaska with her husband and her boys. Her posts are thoughtful and so are her comments. She even started a separate blog just for the purpose of being thoughtful and inspirational.
Carla – Carla’s Kootenay Living: Love her writing about her travelling adventures. She’s literally spreading her niceness all over the world. Uh, that kinda sounds like a disease! But it’s not. 😉
Peter – Poetic Inspiration: A blog filled with wonderfully nice and uplifting poems.
Terri – My 4 Kids: She’s got four kids and she’s moving to Alaska AND she still manages to be nice.
Joy at – A Spot of T – Hilarious AND thoughtful writer. Don’t let her fool you. She really is nice!
Robinella made a comment on another post that got me thinking. In it she was venting about something, and mentioned in jest that she might now lose her Niceness Award.
Can a person be forthright, honest, and outspoken, but still be considered “nice”? I actually struggle with this concept in my life. I want to be a kind and thoughtful person, but there are times in life that require my inner…uh…bitchyness to shine through. And as I get older I hold it in less and less.
Does being nice mean you have to be that person who just agrees with everyone? We’ve all known that person who is liked by everyone. “Oh she’s sooo nice. Everyone likes herrrrr”. I always wonder how that’s possible. Do they have their own opinions? And if they do, do they state them?
Maybe it’s the way one states their opinions. If you do it in a respectful way or in a rude, overbearing manner it could make the difference to whether you’d be considered nice.
When I think about me, and what kind of stamp I want to leave on the world, there are worse things than being considered nice. BUT, I don’t want being nice to be confused with being a mushy, agreeable, blob.
Do you consider YOURSELF to be nice?