Say Something Nice Day
Say Something Nice Day is observed next on Thursday, June 1st, 2023 (238 days from today).
On Say Something Nice Day, June 1st, let show your kindness to everyone you meet and say something nice to them.
If you cannot say something nice, you should not say anything at all. Those are the immortal sayings of passive-aggressive parents and grandparents around the world, but what if we heard those words and really listened?
Well, with days like Say Something Nice Day, maybe that's the perfect excuse to be really careful and be really nice to each other. If we could see things with our eyes wide open, we'd have to admit that sometimes the world can be a nasty place and if there's something we really need, it's a better place.
Say Something Nice Day, while a relatively new concept is actually something that has been doing great things around the world and believe it or not, it really has and is bringing people come closer together.
Over the past 50 years, the world has really gone through so many changes, and as soon as the 21st century began, technology began to play a huge role in separating humanity.
With the sudden advent of social media has caused internet trolling, and with it the harsh words behind the mask of anonymity. While it may seem like the case of trolls and unkindness is becoming more and more common, what we really need is a reason to be nice to each other.
With the introduction of Say Something Nice Day on an international level, who knows what could be achieved, the truth is, the benefits are endless. Therefore, the next time you think about saying something nasty, remember, it'll make less effort to say something nice.
History of Say Something Nice Day
On July 31, 2011, Mitchell Carnell, president and CEO of the Charleston, South Carolina Center for Listening and Speaking, published a short book on Amazon called “Say Something Nice: Be a Lifter!” Its content refers to the health benefits you can receive when you lift someone up instead of tearing them down. Carnell, who is also the author of the Kindle books "Speaking in Church Is Simple" and "Random Acts of Kindness," comes from a background in understanding the effects of words and positive communication. His column on business communication appeared for 14 years in “Charleston Dispatch & Courier’s Business Review”.
But before the publication of “Say Something Nice,” the idea of spending a day doing it sprouted. In 2006, Carnell's media work and good deeds were officially recognized when the mayor of North Charleston, South Carolina proclaimed June 1 as Say Something Nice Day in recognition of Carnell's communication efforts. Local and national Baptist and Presbyterian organizations have participated and the date is officially recognized.
So today, try to stay positive from sundown until dark. We'll remind you of another adage: "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." That's a starting point, but on National Say Something Nice Day, no matter how difficult, you need to work to break through the silence and put your mark on the positive side of the board. It's been known for a long time that happy people live longer and are healthier in general, so at least you know you'll get the benefit even if you have to swallow your pride. We've found that if you dig deep, saying something nice isn't a bitter pill to swallow.
The Power of Words
As far as you know, words are powerful things in deed. While some people don't realize it, they are.
Words have the power to elevate an entire nation; they even have the ability to bring a person to their knees, so the ability to think before you speak is something you shouldn't take advantage of.
In the age of advanced technology, one wrong statement can make the whole country hate you. A good speech can win even the most unlikely candidate in an election, so choose your words carefully.
If you care about the power of words, why not use National Say Something Nice Day as a little experiment. Whether you're indoors or out, why not say something nice? Why don't you give praise somewhere?
What you may notice is that when it goes well, it goes viral. Kindness often creates a domino effect, and the more friends you have who say something kind, the more that kindness will spread.
In fact, one of the best things about National Say Something Nice Day is that if enough people participate, we see that the world is a happier place. If days like these can really get the steam they need, they will really help move the world forward.
Celebrations like these not only get people talking, but they also have a purpose people just don't realize, which can actually save lives. While we know there's a problem with online trolling and bullying, there's not enough acknowledgment of the consequences. The simple truth is, harsh words resonate with people, and some are motivated to do the unspeakable.
If we help people like this, what could be nicer or simpler than saying something nice? It may seem like such a small and trivial thing, but if someone is feeling their worst and you say something nice to them, there's no saying you could have saved them.
How to celebrate Say Something Nice Day
Celebrating this day has many purposes because saying something nice to another person can imply a lot of positive things in life. For one, this day is celebrated to remember and honor those who bring a lot of positivity to their work including healthcare workers, teachers, and even bus drivers.
This day is also a great opportunity to make amends with your enemies and apologize to those you may have wronged or hurt because of your behavior or the way you spoke to them.
This day also advocates against bullying, mistreatment of others and lack of courtesy, which is really dominating our society today. In addition, participants hope to spread pleasantness so that people can be kind to each other.
In addition to the above, here are some other ways people can celebrate Say Something Nice Day:
- Acknowledging an Accomplishment
Sometimes it's us who get so busy in our lives that we don't acknowledge even the smallest achievements. For example, some busy parents, even though they work hard for the family, fail to create good relationships with their children and acknowledge the small achievements they can achieve. Thus, the celebration day creates an opportunity for people to strengthen their relationship with each other and acknowledge their achievements no matter how small or big they are.
- Appreciate a trait or personality
You should also appreciate someone's traits or personality on this day. Whether the person is a colleague, close friend, family member, or even a stranger, it's a good idea to compliment someone on their good character or traits.
- Compliment a style
Another way to give someone a good comment is to complement their style. If you like your friend's dress or style, then you should say something nice about these things to them.
- Compliment a feature
Appearance is also an aspect or aspect where you can say something nice to someone. Simply saying that someone is beautiful or handsome will make them feel good and appreciate your kind words.
- Appreciation for the little things
Perhaps the most important thing of all is to appreciate even the little things in your life. Saying something nice about the things you have in life and reflecting on all your accomplishments can make you feel good. Moreover, when you do that, you can feel better and better and of course, you can say something nice to people around you.
ObservedSay Something Nice Day has been observed annually on June 1st.
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