Starting Off June With Positivity


Starting off the month of June is national “Say Something Nice Day.” The purpose of this holiday is to counteract bullying and other hateful acts. The goal with this day is that the act of saying something nice today will continue into all tomorrow's. 

I posted on my social media asking people to send in positive comments to spread some positivity for this day with the hopes that it will continue to spread to support the goal of this day. 

Mark DeArcangelis said, “You are awesome and keep up the great work.”

Harry Dogget said, “Miss you, and hope things are well,”

Kimi Fleming said, “Spread happiness like confetti.”

Rebekah Sklute said, “I love you.”

When we were growing up, we always heard, “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say it all.” We were taught that because once we say those words, we can’t take them back. When something hurtful or hateful comes out of our mouths, we forever said that, and there is no taking it back. This is why people have been encouraged for generations to say something nice. Treat other people the way you would like to be treated, and only say things that you would want other people to say to you. 

For today, the holiday asks for people to message someone, call someone, comment on someone’s post, give someone a hug, etc. to honor what today means in the hopes that they are able to spread love and happiness into the future. Simply bring a smile to someone’s face and in return, you too will be happy by seeing them happy. 

Here are some nice things you can say to someone today, and everyday here after:

“I’m very grateful to have you in my life.”

“I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished.”

“I miss your presence.”

“I hope things are going well for you, you deserve it.”

“You make me happy, I just wanted you to know.”

“I love you.”

Remember, “When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them. It may take a second to say, but for them, it could last a lifetime.” 

 

Written by Kiley Hill

5 South Intern