Ok..you're probably thinking "what the heck?"......but I'm writing this because lately, I and many of my friends have dealt with people that are NOT nice..(or aren't acting like they are)...I just don't get it...why is it so hard? I totally get having a bad day..believe me..when I am "cycling", the last thing I wanna do is smile and be sweet and cater to your every whim...but I do...I definitely "act" like everything is ok....and eventually, acting like you are happy...acting like nothing is wrong...it kind of turns your mood around..it gets you feeling a little better and a little happier...and in turn, a little nicer.
I feel like being nice can rub off on people too...If someone is being less than pleasant to you...wouldn't it be amazing to kill them with kindness?...If they are mean to you anyway..then thats their problem...but maybe they will turn around and their mood will change too...its contagious.
The people who are out there that maybe don't realize how their attitudes & comments affect people....well..let me tell you, they do...being nice IS SO important.
When you go to a restaurant and the wait staff isn't exactly on par...do you think it is a good idea to be a jerk to them?...NO!...but if you are nice, HOPEFULLY they will accommodate you and take special care of you and your table.....its just the same in any customer service profession...or any profession for that matter!
Theres a saying "Nice Guys Finish Last"...Well, in my experience that isn't true.... but there are other people who say "You Catch More Flies with Honey than you do with Vinegar"....well, I don't want to catch any flies...but the saying is true...be nice..it'll take you far.