4 Simple Steps to Make a Difference

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.

  1. Put your phone away if you are on line, or turn down your radio if you are in a car.
  2. Turn and look at the person in the eye.
  3. Thank them.
  4. 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?

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Waiting with Patience

standing in line

Stand with your feet parallel to one another, a few inches apart. Stand with your body upright and look straight ahead with a soft gaze.

Bring your awareness to the connection to your feet on the floor and notice how your weight is distributed.

Is there more in front of you feet, or in your heels? Is it even? See if you can even out your weight, even feeling the connection of sides of your feet to the floor.

Take an easy inhale, and an easy exhale. Keep your awareness on the connection of your feet to the earth as you continue with easy breathing.

This simple tool will calm your mind and body and bring you back to the moment. It is great to use when you are out and about during your day.

Try this next time you are waiting on line and let me know how it went in the comments below. Did it help avert growing frustration? Were you able to keep your attention the connection of your feet to the floor? If not, what do you think happened? If you have any questions, please ask.

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