How many times do I say hello to someone during the day? Probably a lot. How many times do I mean it, and am not just saying it for small talk? Probably not a lot.
I have been away from home for the past few months for work, and having someone take the time to say hello has made a difference. It makes me happy no matter the time of day. Every time I walk into a store, or a restaurant or even get into a cab, someone greets me with a friendly heartfelt hello. And I love it!
Hello is a welcome and an invitation. Hello is a you are my friend, even for a brief moment. Hello can the sunshine on a bad day.
Say hello! to the stranger sitting next to you on the bus.
Say merhaba! to the cashier at the grocery store.
Say привет! to the receptionist at the doctor’s office.
Say hola! to a friend.
Share the sunshine.