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Celebrate the 11th. Annual Say Something Nice Sunday on June 4th.

The 11th. Annual Say Something Nice Sunday is 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.

The movement began at First Baptist Church of Charleston and was adopted by the Charleston County Baptist Association. The Charleston/Atlantic Presbytery joined followed by the Disciples of Christ and the Catholic Diocese of Charleston which includes all of South Carolina. Many American Baptists, Episcopal, Lutheran and Methodists churches around the country joined. Recently Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin and Louisiana College in Alexandria, Louisiana have joined the movement.

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. Free materials are available at www.fbcharleston.org. Click on Messages/Resources at the top of the page then scroll down to Say Something Nice Sunday. There you will find, Bible verses, devotionals, suggestions for use, art work and the purpose of the celebration. You are encouraged to create your own materials and share them. Send to lori@fbcharleston.org.

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Be Kind

Parade Magazine in a major article on January 1, 2017 stressed the idea that we should all strive to be kind this year. The author suggests many reasons why this is a beneficial thing to do. I agree with the premise of the article 100 percent. Just be kind.

Being kind sounds simple enough, but when reality sets in it’s a different story. I was riding with friends this week when the car in front of us took longer than usual to move on. One of the passengers in our car became irritated and began to shout at the driver in the other car. His yelling served no purpose except it irritated me. I am afraid I was not too kind.

We all become frustrated. We often feel that we have been mistreated, taken advantage of, or put down. It is at these moments that we need to hit our pause button and re-think the situation. Be kind. The Parade article editor encourages us to write a Thank You note once a week for the following year – a great idea. About ten years ago I started Thankful Thursday on my blog. The idea is that each Thursday we will single out a different person to thank for their contributions to our lives. Please join me in doing that. Tell the people around you just how much they mean to you.

We are talking about simple things. Put the neighbor’s newspaper on his or her porch. Bring their recycle container back from the curb. Ask if a shut-in needs something from the market when you are going. Hold the door for a mom pushing a baby carriage. Just find simple ways to be kind.

Saying something nice to every person you meet is easy If that is too difficult, just smile at her or him. You can create a better world.

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168 Ways To Communicate Better Now Plus Two -105 – 106 – 107

105. Smile.

You’ll feel better.

You won’t scare people.

You’ll enjoy life more.

It’s the universal language.  

106. Speak clearly.

You’ll be better understood.

More people will listen to you.

More people will follow you.  

107. Speak loud enough.

People want to hear you.

Ear strain creates anxiety.

You won’t be misquoted as often.

 

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168 Ways To Communicate Better Now – 102 -103 – 104

102. Simplify your life.

You’ll have more time.

You’ll have less stress.

Your surroundings will be neater.  

103. Smile.

You’ll feel better.

You won’t scare people.

You’ll enjoy life more.

It’s the universal language.

You’ll make more friends. 

104. Speak clearly.

You’ll be better understood.

More people will listen to you.

More people will follow you.

 

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