Say Something Nice Day on June 1st..  It is not too far away to start getting ready. This year it seems to be more important than ever. The recent political campaign and the Twitter compulsion of our new president have produced an atmosphere that lends itself to intemperate remarks, but people of good will are up to the challenge.

I Googled the day recently just to get an idea of what is on the web about it. I was amazed at the number of posts and the number of national calendars that now list it. Chase Calendar of Events was the first. It is now listed by Daysoftheyear.com, Timeanddate.com, Nationaldaycalendar.com, Checkiday.com, Upto.com, Randomacts.org, and Georgiacollegecampus.com. It is also on the Hilton Hotels Calendar .There well may be others. If so, send me an email. We really want to see it recognized and put into practice.

We applaud the Cities of North Charleston, Charleston and Cayce for their proclamations. Mayors Summey, Tecklenburg and Partin understand the importance of uplifting communication.

We also want to spread the word about Say Something Nice Sunday, the first Sunday in June. Every church, denomination, religious organization or group fostering greater harmony and goodwill are encouraged to join. There are no fees or anything to buy. We are just trying to make the world a safer and happier place to live.

Everyone can use a word of encouragement, a smile or a pat on the back. That is our purpose. Everybody is somebody. You are unique, one of a kind. You make our lives better. That is the message we want to send. Please join us,