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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It's nice to be important.......

.....but it's more important to be nice!!!

I like that little saying....and I totally agree with it.  I've met some important people....and I've met....and know....a few people who think they're important....
:).....
.....but....the ones who leave a lasting memory with me....are the ones who were nice.  

Our GRAND-sons have this thing they say (which I'm sure they got from their Momma).....
...."that's not nice".  
We were at their house Sunday evening and one of them didn't like an answer they got about something from their Momma....so as he walked away and down the stairs, we heard him say,
...."Momma not nice".  
I couldn't keep from laughing!!!

But....it made me stop and think....about how important it is to be nice....and kind.....which leads me to one of my very favorite quotes that I've shared with y'all before.....

"Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle"
  
Proverbs 3:3-4 (NLT)
Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!
      Tie them around your neck as a reminder.
      Write them deep within your heart.
 Then you will find favor with both God and people,
      and you will earn a good reputation.

Wednesday Blessings to each of 'ya!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

8 comments:

  1. I love it that not nice quote. It is so true the nicer you are to others they cannot help but to be nice to you.

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  2. Thank you. I love this post. So wonderfully said. I also love that quote. My dad use to say that all the time.

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  3. What a great post! I try to remind this to my kids daily.

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  4. I really liked this post! Thanks so much for the gentle exhortation!
    I love your blog.
    Blessings,
    Wendy

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  5. I love this saying! It is so true!

    I know many people who have it reversed! :-)

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    Have a blessed day!

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  6. mommy's not nice.....

    yep. i hear that alot! ha!
    makes me laugh! . . . if they only knew it was for their best interest!

    love you!
    oh and you never know who you are being nice too! sevier county bank was hateful to brant one day because he went in all nasty and black from mechanicing. anyways, he was so aggravated at how they treated him, he took all the money out and eventually went with mountain national when they were first building it. ha!!! be nice!

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  7. That is such a good thing to share! Thank you Deb. :o)

    xo
    Donna @ Comin' Home

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  8. Being nice is the only investment that costs nothing but returns huge dividends. This is a terrific reminder!

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24