We recognize that every person is a unique individual and is allowed to hold whatever beliefs seem right to her/him. The only rule is that while you’re practicing your preferred beliefs you need to BE NICE. You want to pray to the Christian God? Great, just be nice. You want to honor the Sabbath? Terrific, be nice to the people you meet at the temple. You want to orient yourself in a specific direction and send your prayers to a place you think is really special? That’s awesome, just be nice while you do it. Don’t push your beliefs on others, don’t belittle their beliefs, and above all, BE NICE. Don’t send me your money, we don’t do that here. Just be nice, as often as you can to as many people as you can. BE NICE.
I had this brilliant idea on the way home from work, so bear with me…
Christmas will be coming up soon. For some folks this is a really good thing because it means time with family, gifts, good food, etc. But for others, the holidays are a very lonely time that could use a little sprucing up (see what I did there?) with a card from a friend.
I could be that friend.
Here’s what I’m offering – if you would like to receive a real, physical Christmas card from yours truly, The Mental Mama, just send an email to mentalinthemidwest at gmail dot com with a postal address for yourself (no later than 12/1/14 please) and I will send you a card. If you know of someone else who would like a card, and won’t get pissed that you gave a lovely stranger their postal information, I will send them a card as well.
What do you have to do in exchange?
Well, honestly, nothing. I would ask that you think about your fellow humans who also might need a little extra niceness sent their way, but I’d hope that you do that every day anyway.