We spend so much time speeding by others and ignoring them. Although they may even be strangers, we can connect on a human, personal level. Sometimes, it can lead to sharing a brief story or moment that leaves both of us smiling for a bit longer.
Greeting others can:
- Acknowledge another’s humanity
- Reinforce a person’s dignity
- Support someone’s sense of self-worth
How I add this to my life: One day, I decided to wave at every car that passed me on my daily walk. After about a week, drivers started to initiate the wave. And now, several years later, they are still waving!