Friday, April 25, 2008
101/#28 - Greet everyone for one full day
"Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day." ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I did this task one day last week..or maybe it was the start of this week. My weeks sometimes blend together. Anyway, I made an effort to smile and say 'hello' to everyone that I happened to make eye contact with. A lot of times I'll look away if I'm coming up on passing someone in the hallway. I don't know why. It's not that I'm unfriendly..it's just...well, I don't know what it is. Maybe a touch of shyness? I've always had an issue with eye contact. It went very well. I had a lot of short conversations with people that I wouldn't normally speak to. It felt good to look someone in the eye and smile.
There was only one person who I did pass and still did not make eye contact with. It's a supervisor that works in my center, not my supervisor. We'll call her LR. LR is like a bulldog......covered in cactus needles. A lot of bark and very prickly.