June 1st is Say Something Nice Day

June 1st is Say Something Nice Day

May 26, 2020

I have a friend who recently posted something on Facebook about liking weird things or people. She is by no means weird, but I think I know what she meant. Maybe she was saying she likes people and things that are unconventional. There’s a website that is filled with unconventional, perhaps a little weird, yet unique and random holidays www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/.

I don’t know who comes up with these (fun) holidays and it really doesn’t matter. Some people will look for any reason to celebrate and I couldn’t agree more.

June 1st is “Say Something Nice” day. Well, isn’t that interesting? In honor of this special holiday, I would like to acknowledge a few special people and celebrate “Say Something Nice Day”....

  • First Responders - thank you for taking care of our community, especially in recent months. Thank you for being selfless and caring. You truly are frontline heroes.
  • Teachers - my hat goes off to you for the sacrifices you’ve made recently. You’ve had to adjust and adapt big time. Under this category, I’d also like to acknowledge the “homeschool parents”. Surely it’s been a unique experience for you, but it has been fun watching you post school projects online!
  • Local officials - thank you for the difficult, yet important decisions you’ve made to keep us safe during COVID-19.
  • Kroger Marketplace - you guys rock! No wonder cashiers and those who work at grocery stores are now considered to be first responders. You stayed open and continued to work in the scariest of times.
  • GCP’s Director of Fun, Doris - you helped us remain engaged and connected while maintaining safe social distancing by taking our activities online. Way to improvise and think outside of the box. You’re the best.
  • Graduating seniors - many graduations are being cancelled or postponed. I say congratulations to you for your accomplishment and keep your head up. Remember this quote by Henry David Thoreau: “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours”. Keep advancing!

Let’s get ready to “Say something nice” on June 1st by beginning to practice today. Happy Say Something Nice Day to you!!

First responders or essential workers? Or frontline workers?

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