Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Nice Girls Rule 60-Day Challenge: Day 14

For the next two months, every time I post a Blog/Twitter/Facebook message it will be about one simple way to increase your nice girl power. These will be simple ways to make your corner of the world a better place and to celebrate who you are, a woman who has committed herself to giving nice a good name. Here's today's challenge!

Nice Girls Challenge Day 14: Forgive debts

Thought of the day: Today's challenge isn't an easy one, but it is a lesson we all need to learn.

Over the weekend, Camille a long time friend of mine, told me this ridiculous story about an acquaintance of hers. Camille went to this girl's house for dinner and over casual conversation remembered that she owed her a few dollars. Camille said, "Oh, and I know I still owe you a few dollars. I will be sure to bring in $5 to work, to give you to you on Monday." Instead, of this acquaintance saying, "Great, thank you." She instead said, "Actually, I've done the math. And since I've known you, you owe me a total of $35.25."

Ladies! This is a rule that I have always lived by. If you loan anyone money- a nickel to a fortune- DO NOT EXPECT TO GET IT BACK. If someone, returns your money than that is an added bonus- but when it comes to friend's borrowing money, if you begin to stew over the sum you've lent, you are setting yourself up for a bestie break up.

Give with a joyful heart, and only give what you can afford to not get back.

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