It’s all about the simple things in life– things that may sometimes be overlooked. How did you two meet?

“Oh, we met at a park.”

“We met online.”

“We met in a class that we both took.”

It’s probably even simpler than that. You are disclosing the ‘where’ of where you met, but you are missing the ‘how.’ It probably started with a simple hello or a smile. Even if you met online, someone had to type a greeting, send a smile, or click a “like” button to get a conversation started.

When you really like someone or find someone attractive, the precipice to overcome is saying that first hello or flashing that smile in their direction. You may be very nervous, but if you don’t take the risk, you might always wonder, “What if?” Whether it’s seconds, minutes, days, weeks, months, years, or possibly, for the rest of your life…you could make beautiful memories that will last a lifetime if only you just said hello or smiled.

Smiles and hellos are most often the beginning of relationships (and not just romantic ones).

You really do have the opportunity make someone’s day by smiling or saying hello. I’ve lost track of the number of times (in the last month) that someone has said that I made their day by just saying hello or smiling at them.

I smile and say hello to almost everyone that I encounter. It has lead to endless interesting conversations, love, friendships (and friendships that lead to more friendships), jobs, and memories I will never forget.

Also, I know what it’s like on the other side–when a simple smile has made my day.

Somewhat recently, I was meeting up with a friend at a restaurant. I’m not so sure if it was the alcohol or me (since he’d already been drinking for awhile before I got there), but as I walked towards him, he gave me the biggest smile that I think I’ve ever seen on his face. I don’t think he even thought twice about it, but he made me feel amazing. Like I was the only person in the world he wanted to see. The simple, yet glorious, smile made me also realize how much he was starting to mean to me. In that moment, I hoped we would always be friends.

So, smile often and make ‘hello’ one of your most-widely used words: it can make another person’s day while having the potential to lead to new relationships and more memories. Is that not what life is about? 

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