My Daily Walk
--by rocky78, posted Dec 6, 2006
During my daily walk I noticed, when passing other people, the first normal reaction I get is a look down or a turn - rarely I noticed others addressing the awareness of each other. Even, if we passed each other everyday at the same time at the same place for the entire week.
So I decided to be the change. I started to aknowledge other folks when passing them by during my daily walk route. Either with a simple smile, or eye contact, or a good morning! This was a major learning curve for me seeing as I am generally pretty shy. It was hit or miss in the start, yet with time, I grew more confident and now it has become natural to smile without making the effort. Now when I go for my walk, it’s a bit of an adventure to see the reactions of other people. Most of them are pleasent and others now are making the effort before me!
I suppose in a world where everyone seems to be in a rush, the little smiles one receives throughout the day can make a meaningful impact on the entire traveling experience.
It does for me! :)