There are some times that saying hello can be the hardest thing that you say in a day. Maybe it’s a pretty girl in the coffee shop that you frequent or your boss who never seems to remember your name. It could be the first day of school or the last stop before you get home, but “Hello” can be hard. It’s very difficult to overcome that shyness that descends on even the most outgoing of us in those circumstances. For some, hello represents the beginning of a world of opportunity or potentially the end of a daydream. It’s one of few phrases that we can say to another person that requires us to lower our shields and let another person, a stranger most times, into our lives. Personally, I feel that every time that we say hello to a person that we've never spoken to before, it is one of those butterfly effect moments that causes our lives to diverge into two distinct paths. It can change your life, for better or worse. But, with all the weight that I put into the simple two-syllable phrase of “Hello:”
Try saying “Goodbye” before you’re ready. I may not know everything, but I can tell you this, it’s never pretty.
Go on, I’ll wait here.