We just had two great days of shooting new photos for the launch of the GiftofNiceness.com website. Thank you to all the parents that volunteered their children to be in the shoot. I really appreciate their generosity. The kids were all beautiful and wonderful. I just posted an album with a few of the “behind the scenes” photo on the facebook page, (www.facebook.com/giftofniceness). If you don’t already follow gift of niceness on facebook please consider doing so. The photos will be used in upcoming campaigns to bring awareness of the importance of kindness, empathy, understanding, and niceness to make our society a more civil environment. To combat bullying in our society, we need to begin teaching our children patience, and to respect differences when they encounter them. Embrace differences as a learning experience. Parents can learn also while teaching their children these important characteristics that have been diminished in our society. Parents the job is yours. We must teach our children positive behavior by modeling, reading, talking, and of course manners. Thank you, please, excuse me… are all phrases that should be made more prominent for all of us.