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October 5th: National “Do Something Nice Day”

Happy Do Something Nice Day! October 5th is a day set aside to conjure up all of those small polite gestures we tend to ignore day to day. Smile at a stranger, let someone ahead of you in traffic, show patience and compassion. We often think the best way to be nice will involve money or time, and by the time we take into consideration all of the inconveniences that lies in our future, the idea of being kind has left us faster than we can close our wallets. Now this may not be a holiday that allows us a day off of work, but one that should be celebrated nonetheless. So before you think to pout over a bad day, choose a smile instead (I hear they can be contagious).