In this day and age, I have discovered fewer people look up at each other when walking by. Many are immersed in their cell phones and totally oblivious to what is happening around them.
Recently, I began ensuring that when I am out walking, I have no phone in hand and my head is up and I am making EYE CONTACT with anyone who looks my way.
I have discovered that when making eye contact AND flashing a smile….in most cases even a “hello!”, “Good morning/afternoon!” seems to alter not only my view of the day but it rearranges the molecules of the person I interact with. Someone who may look completely down in the dumps can easily shift to a smile and exhibit a sparkle in their eye!
What I believe is that we never know what is going on for another human being. It may be the worst day of their life. It may have been a mediocre start, but as soon as I bring a SMILE or a FRIENDLY GESTURE into the interaction, they light up and so do I.
My request for the remainder of the week is for everyone to put our phones down, raise our eyes to meet others and make it a GREAT WEEK for not only YOU but those whom you interact with!
You never know how that smile of yours can impact others!
Go out and see how powerful you truly are!