I went to a brunch event recently where a lovely and inspiring woman spoke about living in the moment. One of her points really resonated with me. She said “be nice”, take 60 seconds out of every day to be nice to someone. On the one hand, that doesn’t sound too hard, right? Being nice to someone else for one minute every day: easy. But, on the other hand, it is hard to take on this task because you have to remember to take time of out of each day to be nice to someone else. Having to remember to be nice; that sounds so selfish. It’s hard to take one measly minute out of every day to be nice to someone else? But, the fact of the matter is that everyone in our society is so darn busy.
The insane “busy-ness” in our world is highlighted by a tidbit I heard on a radio show this week. The show was about the importance of paying attention while driving. Accidents are caused every day by the many things that people do while driving: talking on the phone, texting, changing the radio station, punching in information into the GPS, disciplining kids, etc. People cannot even drive without being distracted by the seemingly millions of things going on just in the car. We are all so focused on our own lives that we sometimes forget about others. So I am passing on this reminder and call to action: be nice, take 60 seconds of every day to be nice to someone else. And we should especially be nice to those have been nice to us, like our mothers. So don’t forget to spend at least 60 seconds to call your mother on Mother’s day this year, Sunday, May 11, 2014.
The information contained herein is general information not legal advice, and does NOT establish an attorney-client relationship with Lori Brown.