Being a good one

The Monday Visual #7

Welcome to another issue of The Monday Visual. Dare I say it, but I think I’m finding a ryhthm with this newsletter thing, even if I can’t spell ryhthm to save my life. As always, The Monday Visual is an opportunity for me to reflect on one of the many doodles I’ve done recently. As always, thank you for your attention. I’ll do my best to make it worth your while (although I do promise spam when you sign up).

Whatever you are, be a good one. — Abraham Lincoln

I try to be nice to people.

I know, it’s often a novel concept these days, being nice for no gain. Being nice just for the sake of being nice. If I’m out on a walk and I pass somebody I’ll look them in the eye and try to assess the situation as best I can. Are they are nodder? Are they are speaker? Then I’ll either nod at them or say ‘hello’. Sometimes—if I’m feeling especially brave—I’ll even smile.

Maybe it’s a thing I hold so dear because I’m from ‘The North’. Yorkshire to be specific. We’re all nice people. In fact, we’re socialised into being nice people. We’ll talk to anybody and say thank you and say please and say hello and goodbye. Often a novel concept these days, I know.

I think the part of trying to be a good one I enjoy the most is that it’s just nice to be nice. It’s nice to help people. It’s nice to have somebody tell you thank you because of something you did.

Yeah. It’s just nice to be nice.