Day 2538: Be Nice!

Yesterday, I heard a nice presentation by the very nice  Woody Giessmann,  founder of Right Turn, which provides innovative, creativity-based treatment for addictions. It’s nice that Woody was inspired to create Right Turn after his personal experience with addiction when he was the drummer for the Boston 1980s band The Del Fuegos. It’s extremely nice that the Del Fuegos reunited in 2011 at the Paradise to raise money for Right Turn.

Now I’m going to be nice and share a photo from Woody’s presentation:


While I watched Woody be nice in his presentation,  I decided that our beliefs about treatment were so nicely similar that we were “siblings from other parents.” After his presentation, I told him that and also said that it would be nice if I could visit Right Turn during my nice week off from work, later this month.  It was nice that

  • Woody agreed and
  • was nice enough to take my card about this blog.

Here are other nice photos from yesterday, in nice chronological order:
















It would be nice if people could be nice to each other during this time of the year, as we discussed in both my “Coping and Healing” groups yesterday.

Now I’m going to be nice and share these nice YouTube videos of The Del Fuegos (here, here and here):

Be nice and leave a comment and I’ll be nice and respond later.

Now I’ll be nice and express my sweet gratitude for YOU.


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28 thoughts on “Day 2538: Be Nice!

  1. Wouldn’t it be nice if being nice came naturally?

  2. Nicely done, all involved in the creation of today’s production, Ann. Also, right on!

  3. Yay, for your upcoming nice visit and why isn’t nice just typical ?

  4. My first thought was Dave Barry’s saying, “A person who’s nice to you but rude to the waiter is not a nice person”, and how it doesn’t just tell us something about other people but also reminds us we should also be nice to the waiter, but I was also really taken with Woody’s nice use of paintings by Picasso, Schiele, and Rembrandt. And also how fun the music of the Del Fuegos is.
    All of these things make me feel connected to something greater.

  5. It would be very nice to receive a chocolate Thank You.
    Today I’d like to be nice, and say thank you to all of the Members of Parliament who lost their seats yesterday, regardless of their political persuasion, for their service to their communities and country.

  6. puella33

    I strongly believe that it doesn’t cost anything to be nice. We should be nice all the time, not just a certain time of the year. It takes a lot less energy to be nice than to be nasty. And at the, end we feel better about ourselves.
    On a lighter note, Ann, what are those animals in the picture of tree and snow- baby porcupines? It’s a beautiful picture.

  7. You are always nice to your readers, Ann. By nice, I mean compassionate, warm, welcoming, respectful, interested, genuine, friendly, and much more. I believe you are that way towards everyone.

    • Almost everyone, Maureen. And it takes one nice person to know another one. Thanks for another compassionate, warm, welcoming, respectful, interested, genuine, and friendly comment, my very good friend. ❤

  8. I am nice, just ask anyone who doesn’t know me………………

  9. Thank you very much Ann for sharing this great post, have a nice weekend!!!

  10. An especially important reminder this time of year, which is tough for so many. Thanks for always being nice here, Ann. Your blog is a ray of sunshine….

  11. I am always saying “be nice.” Sometimes it’s an attempt at humor as when I tell the dog to be nice to the cat. But wouldn’t it be nice if we all had those words on our lips throughout each day. 😀

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