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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, December 01, 2008

Hello, Everybody . . .

What if, for an entire month, you greeted everyone in your path?

Readers Digest - December 2008

11 things you can learn from one small change, by Joe Kita

1. It's not as easy as you think.

2. Friendliness is so rare nowadays, it's disarming.

3. It can boost productivity.

4. People you wouldn't acknowledge turn out to be the friendliest.

5. Respect begets respect.

6. Setting influences sociability.

7. Tinted windows should be banned.

8. You need to be careful around kids.

9. Reaching out focuses you.

10. It can save your marriage.

11. It's a form of universal health insurance.

What if we tried it for just one week - do you think it would change anyone - what about our self?
Funny thing is my grandson did this over the Thanksgiving week. He said hello to everyone he saw whenever we went out. At first we felt embarrassed (I think he was showing off a little and it actually backfired on him) and we wanted to stop him, but the people seemed so happy and returned his hello and smile. We then told him to try to give it away, but he couldn't!



Corgidogmama~ said...

Those were 11 very good points, and I agree totally with them all. I do some of these now, and always get a response...but I live in small town America, and always thought it was due to that.

surjit said...

Congratulations Chatty Crone, on your daughter getting engaged. I wish her best of married life.
You have rightly commented on my blog post, we must accept life as it comes.God is great.HE always takes care of every one of us.
Good luck.

Changes in the wind said...

This could indeed change the world:)

Chatty Crone said...

And if just the four of us started something like this - wonder if we could start changing the world - one person at a time?