Human connection is important to our well being.
We lose sight of this when we ignore those who are right in front of us.
We have all checked out from a purchase while we were on our cell phone,disregarding the clerk. As cell phones have become a way of life, we ignore and discount who is helping us.
We do not realize the impact this has on ourselves and others.
Each day we encounter someone helping us- the cashier in the store, the bagger, the server at the restaurant, the toll booth attendant. Each one is an opportunity for human connection.
Looking someone in the eye is a way of acknowledging their presence as another human being.
It is a simple, easy way to relate to another person and has a powerful impact.
Try this next time you are at the check- out line, or toll booth.
- Put your phone away if you are on line, or turn down your radio if you are in a car.
- Turn and look at the person in the eye.
- Thank them.
- Wish them a nice day
It only takes a moment and the rewards will trickle throughout the day.
Let me know how this worked for you in the comments below. How did it feel? How did the person respond?