Friday, August 26, 2011

Say Something Nice

I need a little pick-me-up today, do you? It seems like there's bad news everywhere we turn recently. I'm praying for those in the path of the hurricane, for friends who just lost their mom, and all the other tragedies, stresses, and frustrations people have shared with me lately.

I saw this video yesterday morning (just an hour before I came to the office and discovered that we had been broken into and had 4 laptops and 3 video cameras stolen) and it made me feel good about the world and humanity. I'm trying to stay positive amidst so much negativity going on right now.

If you had a chance to "say something nice" to a huge crowd, what would you say?


  1. wow! that's an awesome video! I am so sorry you went from such a "high" to a very challenging day.
    what would I say? 1) God Loves You! 2) whether you think you can or can't YOU are probably right! 3) Everything happens for a reason.
    your mom

  2. To infinity and beyond! What a great video! I don't know what I'd say. Maybe "Just be yourselves" in a thick scottish accent.
    I'm sorry to hear about the theft at work. I don't understand people who do that.

  3. I really enjoyed the video.
    I am very saddened about the theft at work.

    What would I say? I'm not sure...

  4. What a fantastic idea!!!

    Theft is a horrible thing to experience, an invasion.

    Know there are people who are honest, don't steal and do say nice things. Have a great one!

  5. I loved the video. It put a smile on my face. Sorry about the theft at your work. Just try to remember that there is more good people in our world than bad.

  6. Great video!
    What would I say?
    Hmmm...Smile God Loves you!

    came over from your mom's blog... Pat

  7. Along similar lines, I'd like to point you towards this letter.

    I'm not sure how much of this has reached american news, but Jack Layton, the leader of the opposition party in Canada recently lost his battle with cancer. It was extremely sad because his party fought long and hard to get the voter support to become the official opposition (it really was a huge political shake up). The bulk of this success is due singly to his amazing honesty, passion, hard work, and love. He left this letter to Canadians, and it's really beautiful. Definitely something for us all to remember, not just Canadians.

    "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us all be loving, hopeful, and optimistic. And we'll change the world."


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