Being Nice

My wife, Katie, may be the nicest person in the world.

Occasionally, usually when she is in pain, she may say something uncharitable.  Then she always regrets it and spends the rest of the day feeling horrible.

Because of her, kindness is a highly regarded and valued characteristic in our family.

So, I need to give a “shout out” to my friend and neighbor, Matt.

He invited me to the Jazz game last week when they played the Timberwolves knowing that I’m a huge Minnesota fan.  Out of respect for him, I decided to wear regular clothes.  However, when Matt picked me up he wondered if I had a jersey to wear.  When he learned that my KG jersey is an actual game-used jersey and shorts, Matt refused to leave until I was wearing it.

It takes confidence to invite a friend to a game knowing they will cheer for the visiting team.  Sitting next to that friend who is wearing a jersey designed for somebody a full foot taller takes friendship (or is it patience?) to a whole new level.

Thank you Matt – It was a great evening.

Thank you for your friendship.  Thank you for your generosity.  Thank you for being nice!


P.S. I had another friend come up to me the next day who saw us at the game … for some reason he didn’t say hello the night before 🙂

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