According to conventional wisdom, "nice girls" in high school spend their Saturday nights at home playing Scrabble with the family. And, of course, everyone knows that "nice guys finish last."
But here's the thing: I wasn't home much on Saturday nights during my teenage years, and a respectable finish is generally important to me. But, every day, I try - I try really hard - to be nice. In fact, there are lots of things I'd like to be - lots of things I try to be: intelligent, capable, strong, creative; but, really, none of them would mean a thing to me if I couldn't have the nice.
And that's why I am particularly delighted to have been selected by Niksmom for the Nice Matters Award. She explains it this way:
This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and
those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a
positive influence on our blogging world. Once you’ve been awarded please
pass it on to 7 others who you feel are deserving of this award.
It's difficult to name just seven nice bloggers, because it seems the blogosphere is full to the brim with nice people. (And as I've been tracking the stats, not one of them is poised to finish last.) So I tried to think of people I have not bestowed other award-memes upon, but who have been particularly nice to me.
So here, for the record, are seven of the nicest people I've (n)ever (actually) met:
Neil from At My Table
For What It's Worth
Mom to Mr. Handsome from Hooray! I Did It! Way To Go!
Daisy from Compost Happens
Drama Mama from Like a Shark
Dierks Bentley, a nice blogger with nice hair