Having a bit more time on my hands these days I have the pleasure of helping one day a week with my daughter’s school crossing.
This week I asked my youngest daughter Edie and her friend to say good morning to everyone who crossed.
Though both were anxious at first, eventually they got into the swing of it.
Simply because being outwardly friendly to someone, even those they completely did not know, got an outwardly friendly response and more – smiles, changes in demeanor, changes in body language; ‘the works’ really. No negativity whatsoever.
Really it’s not hard.
Say hello the first time.
Try and get their name in as well the next time.
And then move on up to asking how they are doing or wishing them a pleasant day.
At no cost, you feel better too.
Observe carefully and you’ll notice most awkward moments are created by what we don’t say rather than what we do – it’s just that we take more note of the few awkward moments we create when we say the wrong thing.
Little things that can have a big impact.
What’s your ‘school crossing’?
Who can you share this simple gift with?
If not this, then how will you Make ‘my’ day?