“If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.” Yes, Mom, it’s still ringing in my ears. It’s an expression emblazoned on the psyches of millions of kids who’ve heard it thousands of times from mothers, grandmothers, and teachers.
Now as for doing something nice, that’s also a value that is instilled at a very early age. For me it harkens back to the days of catechism classes where we learned about the Corporal Works of Mercy. For those of you needed a refresher they are:
I’ve actually been thinking about these Corporal Works lately. How it’s not something you do because it’s convenient for your, or you do only when you have a spare moment. It’s also not about doing something with an expectation of getting something in return for your kindness.
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