As Christmas approaches, acknowledge the existence of more people. A smile costs nothing. In Africa, there’s a traditional greeting "I see you." The response is “I am here.” This is about respecting the presence of each person. It means far more than a simple "Hello." But just saying “hello” in a warm, friendly way even to complete strangers as a daily habit, starts something magical. It makes you feel so much better about yourself. Its as if a small flame is lit inside you, which starts to radiate light and warmth, first internally and then it gets passed on to others. Give it a go. Its free.
Roy Sheppard is a professional speaker who lives near Bristol. www.RoySpeaks.com He is also the author of How to Be The One, a book that explains how to be a better boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife. www.BeTheOneBook.com His new book is Dear Son: what I wish I’d known at your age is for all 15-25 year old men. www.DearSonBook.com He is currently working on the Dear Daughter version for all 15-25 year old women.