Sharing beautiful hellos

This is such a beautiful quote, I had to share it.

Suzy Kassem Quote

For visually challenged readers, the quote reads:

“Each time a person passes by you and you say ‘hello’, imagine that person turning into a candle. The more positivity, love and light you reflect, the more light is mirrored your way. Sharing beautiful hellos is the quickest way to earn spiritual brownie points. You should start seeing hellos as small declarations of faith. Every time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family.”

Suzy Kassem

Such a touching idea isn’t it? I was always taught to say hello, please and thank you. Especially to neighbours, shopkeepers, bus drivers etc, etc. A little kindness and politeness go a long way. Now that I have my own little one, I am trying to pass that message along. Just last week at a visit to the baker, he rather shyly perused the tempting selection before picking out a gingerbread man as his treat. His big blue eyes watched carefully as the biscuit was tucked carefully into the bag and handed to him. He turned and made his way to the door whilst I was paying, regularly at this point I would say to him, something along the lines of say thank you to the lady but whilst I was sorting my purse, completely unprompted we heard this tiny voice which echoed around the shop:

“Thank you, Lady”.

I think there was a collective awww around the shop from both the girls behind the counter and the queue which had formed behind us. The girl who had served us then told me that little gesture had made her day.

Have you had any hello’s, please or thank you’s lately that have made yours or someone else’s day that little bit brighter?

Originally written in response to:

Take Care.


14 thoughts on “Sharing beautiful hellos

  1. It is a lovely quote. We say Good Morning to practically everyone we pass on our walks and the response might be surprise, but we get a smile and a greeting back!

    1. Aww, this is lovely. I do to especially whilst walking the dog but it’s mostly the same faces we see. I don’t know if it’s a rural/northern thing, I’ve seen a few comedians joke about it but I always thought it was normal to say good morning to people if out and about.

      KL ❤

  2. What is sad is the fact that this lovely gesture surprised people. I speak to practically everyone I meet and experience a wide range of reactions. It is particularly important now that smiles are hidden by masks!

    1. You are exactly right, Peter. With the pandemic some people rarely left the house so a little cheery hello probably went a long way. It’s nice to be nice. KL ❤

  3. Great story KL. I also loved the short video. The pandemic has made a difference even in my normal amount of friendliness – and I am super friendly. We have a habit in Prescott that if someone approaches you on the sidewalk, instead of saying hello, one of you goes into the street to maintain the 6-foot distance. The first time it happened to me I was kind of insulted, but I am getting used to it. Some people don’t even crack a smile when I tell them that Puppy Girl doesn’t always understand the safe-distance-rule as she goes up to tell them hi.

    1. Haha yes I can imagine. Mine would have been similar when she was younger but these days she toddles behind mostly, sniffing everything thoroughly 😂. KL ❤️

      1. Have a wonderful Christmas, KL. I look forward to reading more posts in upcoming weeks. They are always a joy to read.:)

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