She's back. Just in case anyone missed last week, LKap will be bloggin on Thursday's. What will she talk about? Anything and Everything. You won't want to miss it.
So we were going to do an interview today…sorry but if you want to know something specific post it and I’ll do my best to answer…within reason of course :) Truthfully, we need help….I think I’m boring :)
After spending an entire weekend posting back and forth with a bunch of great authors—some old and new found friends over at the Wicked Writers it got me to thinking…
I talk to these people almost every day. Say good morning to people I’ve never met. Tell them things I’d probably never say to most people. Send prayers out for sick family members or just others that don’t feel good. It’s a comfortable place for me and I’ve chatted with some amazing people.
But I’ve never met a single one of them face to face. (But hope to soon!)
This is how I came to my pondering. And some questions I asked myself—now I’m asking you.
In each of our lives we see some of the same people daily, weekly, monthly and sadly sometimes only yearly. But the bigger question hanging in my mind is how do we greet them?
Do you say good morning to everyone you pass in the hallway, subway, elevator? I know I try to, but not always.
Do you smile when you see someone you don’t really know? Again I try and it depends on my mood – not how it might affect the other person’s mood or their perception of me.
When you’re having a bad day do you take it out on the waitress who brings you your food and something is wrong with it (just something else to offset your day)? Me, I can honestly answer never to this – I’ve been a waitress. But I’ve seen people do it. Interjection here - Someone told me this once: “You can tell a true person’s insides by how they treat their waiter/waitress.” So far it’s been right on the money.
We live in a cyber world and it’s so easy to hide behind it. I love my group friends, but I honestly want to smile face to face and say hello to each and every one of them. So…pick up the phone, say good morning and smile at everyone you see.
As we get older we forget the task of being nice, and focus on the task at hand instead. There are a lot of great people out there waiting to see your smiling face and who knows it might make you feel better too.
Tell me – would you want to be your friend?
HI There! I’m Laurie :), It’s great to finally meet you!