Thursday, November 3, 2016

How hard is it to say Hello?

How hard is it to say hello, exchange pleasantries and go about your business?
How hard is it?
When complete strangers take a few moments to share a kind exchange, both parties are left feeling a little better. There have been studies about this, but we don't need a study to tell us that it's just nice. If you have ever traveled much, you will recall the places where you felt well received. People smiled and helped you when you needed. You want to go back to those friendly places.
How hard is it to say hello, be pleasant and friendly?
For some, it seems very hard. The other person might not be worthy of acknowledgment. For some, an opinion has developed that justifies rudeness. Nine times out of 10 the justification has nothing to do with anything that person has done. If you are rude to someone else, 9 times out of 10, it's about YOU not them.
For some people, it's down right hard to be kind. Those people wonder why they are lonely. They wonder why no one is jumping on their band wagon.
Wonder no more. It's simply not a nice place to travel. It's not a place people re-visit. With a little practice, it really not so hard to be kind. One of my favorite pastor's once told me, "Everyone smiles in the same language."

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