It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, December 16, 2019

Chapter 12 Page 16, Book 19

Theres room for everyone on the Nice List

Buddy the Elf

December 16th -  Nice or Naughty?

It’s not true that nice guys finish last.  Nice guys are winners before the game even starts.

Addison Walker

Every year Santa makes a list.  He divides it into two columns, nice and naughty, and he checks it twice. Whether you fall into the first category or the second is tricky to determine,especially if half your attempts at being a good person end up failing.  But Santa knows.

It is said that doing extra chores, or something special to help out around house between now and Christmas will get you off the naughty list and onto the Nice list.

It’s always good to be nice. No, it’s not easy all the time, but it will improve your own mood as well as others if remember that instead of tearing someone down to be on your level you can lift the both of you up with kind words and gestures. .  While being kind sometimes feels as though you are allowing meanmess to go unnoticed or unchecked, it does not mean you are allowing others to walk all over you.  You are simply rising above in a different way.

Our words and actions can last forever on others.  Sometimes it doesn’t feel permanent to you, but to the other person it could be everlasting.  

If it will make others happy, it will make you happy.  You’ll always be glad you didn’t say something you can’t take back and you be glad you offered kindness instead of unnecessary meanness.

Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meed them on your way down.

Wilson Mizner


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The time to be nice is ALWAYS!

betty said...

It is always better to be nice than naughty! Especially this time of year when Santa is watching, LOL :)


jack69 said...

Oh this is written so well lady. I like it. It is hard not to be disappointed when you are nice to the naughty person and they don't seem to notice. BUT I think they really did and didn't know how to handle it. Funny how those deeds and thoughts of Santa have affected us.
Love it.
Sherry & jack

Mevely317 said...

"He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake …."
I've heard some people quip that sounds like a stalker - but I prefer the feeling of a more benevolent guardian. I think the spirit of Santa makes all of us want to be a little nicer. Wouldn't it be lovely if that were true all year?

Buttercup said...

"Nice" has a bad reputation, but nice gestures and deeds help make our world a better place to live. As I get older I am especially grateful for people who give me seats on the bus or pull open a heavy door. So appreciate their niceness.


i think being kind is the way to go, especially at this time of year.

Rick Watson said...

Being kind is a win win.