It Costs Nothing To Be Nice

This is a true story. In 1998, I was working at Johns Hopkins as an Administrative Manager. I left my office to go to the ladies room and found one of our medical residents sobbing. I sat and talked with her for a while and tried to give her encouragement.

The next morning, she arrived at my office with a little box of Godiva chocolates and a very heartwarming note, thanking me and telling me how much my pep talk had helped her and that she knew she'd be fine now.

I sat at my computer and wrote the following, and after printing in a large font, taped it to my wall - as a reminder:

"It costs nothing to be nice ..... but the dividends are priceless."

Copyright 1998 Sherrie Holland