Entries from March 2005

Thursday, March 24th, 2005

Thanks To: BG

“To my “BG”…

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Thanks From: NYC

“Thanks to the woman at the 103 Street, 1 / 9 subway station who gave us a free swipe after noticing we were having troubles with our Metro Card.”

Darrell Yuen — New York, NY

Monday, March 21st, 2005

High School Seniors Sacrifice Spring Break Trip Savings for Greater Good

Seems like most of these nice stories are coming out of the Midwest lately. C’mon coastal people, you have to represent.

This is a subtle “wow” story. High school seniors from Roeper School in Birmingham, Michigan, decided in January to donate all of their spring break senior trip savings to Oxfam for Tsunami relief efforts. This is money that the class has been saving for six years…yup, you heard me right, six. Could you imagine? You’re an adolescent growing into your teen years, saving up money for a dreamy spring break trip every year, for six years. It’s a lot to build up toward. Then, a global tragedy strikes and you’re first reaction, and that of all of your classmates, is to sacrifice your wellbeing for the greater good.

The story gets better. The Detroit Pistons professional basketball team caught wind of the story and honored the senior class at half time of one of its January home games. The Pistons also wrote the class a check matching their donated spring break funds. So, what does the class do? With philanthropy running through their veins, they decide not to swing down to the beaches of Florida or Padre Island, but instead decide to organize a class trip to North Carolina to participate in a Habitat for Humanity house building project. Um, can you say, “unreal?” Many kudos to the Roeper School Class of 2005!

Read The Detroit News article…

Monday, March 21st, 2005

School Custodian Donates $5,000 for Theater Renovations

A graduate and current custodian of Madison East High School in Wisconsin decided to donate $5,000 to renovate the theater. Jim Ely reportedly felt that the theater he once loved was in too bad a state of disrepair and couldn’t wait for money to be appropriated to fix it. So, he garnered up his own hard earned cash and gave it to the school.

Fellow Madison East graduate, Bradley Whitford, of the hit television show, “West Wing”, got wind of the story and decided to Match Ely’s gift dollar-for-dollar. Pretty good stuff.

Read the story on the NBC15 website…

Monday, March 21st, 2005

Thanks To: Sweet Fella

“I want to thank my sweet fella, for his kind heart, sei cosi sensationale e quando vogilio verderti vogilio ma dai i molte bacio alla dove tutti! love , angel”

Anonymous

Sunday, March 20th, 2005

Thanks To: The Girls

“hey girls. I joined the nice mag on the net, and it makes me remember and say nice things about and to people. I wanted to thank you gals for always supporting me and for being my sisters. And even though I don’t write as often as I ought to and as I’d like to, I still love you and miss you dearly. I’ve sent my thanks and love in alphabetical order, which means you’re all equally important to me, and that means you’re not the last in my heart zai, just on the list. Ditto to the rest.”

Anonymous — Boston, MA

Friday, March 18th, 2005

Thanks To: Dad

“I want to thank you Dad for all of your encouragement, and esspecially now your words that taught me to be strong and be able to have the courage to stand by others strong while facing one of the most diffucult times in our lives. You may not be here in the sense I would love you to be, but I thank you for carrying on a strong love in my heart and my memories. Much love”

Lyndi — Redmond, WA

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Thanks To: Tom

“Tom, thank you for giving us the oppurtunity to unite. Thank you for opening our eyes to the problems and ever growing issues that might have cost other lives if not otherwise shown.”

Anonymous — Redmond, WA

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Thanks From: Renton, WA

“Thank you for taking the time to grow with me when you did. I want to let you know I forgive you and thank you for all the lessons that I learned from you. It was only 7 months yet I thank you for those and hope that we can someday grow beyond our differences and be able to once again thank one another for all that we have learned.”

Anonymous — Renton, WA

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

Thanks To: Dr. Wayne Dyer

“I want to send a huge “Thank You” to Dr. Wayne Dyer who, through his amazingly inspirational words of wisdom, has completely changed my life. Thank you so much for “playing your music” and sharing your knowledge with all of us.

Also, thank you to Nice Magazine for giving me the opportunity to post this thank you!”

Amber — Plantation, FL