We have a family joke about using the descriptor "nice". Growing up, my brother was once making merciless fun of a girl I knew and my comeback was, "Oh, come on! She's...nice!" His baneful reply: "Nice is the worst thing you can say about someone. It means you can't think of anything better to say!" Even though I wanted to kill him (okay, that was true most of the time), he had a point, and I've made an effort to use better descriptors ever since.
But now, things have come full circle because today I was included in the Oh, the Joys list of recipients for the "Nice Matters Award". Thanks, Jess! The description is here:
“This award is for those bloggers who are cool people and awesome blog friends - those who bring tingly 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.”
Now, isn't that nice? I'll take it!
Here are my nominees - and I know some of you bloggers have recently received this, but I'm sorry. You have to be nominated again because you're that nice.
1. Kristen at From Here to There and Back
2. Susan at The Family Room
3. Susan at Friday Playdate, Friday Style, etc.
4. Elise at Snarky Squab
5. Shannon at Mama in Wonderland
6. Mrs. Chicken at Chicken and Cheese
7. Amy at Kvetch Blog
Recipients can choose between the blue button above and this pink one which is too frou-frou for my taste but might work for you: