So you know how I did a “5K -a-day” for a month as challenged by my son Griffin?
I decided that as long as I’m walking I might as well wave to people who drive by. Everyday, there I was in my sunglasses and wide-brim hat waving away. (You may recall that on our New Hampshire Border-to-Border walk, Griffin and I waved to people the entire length of New Hampshire.
During my 5K challenge, one day I waved to a driver and a few minutes later he turned his car around, pulled up alongside me, and rolled down the passenger window so he could talk to me.
“Hey,” he said leaning over so I could hear him. “I just wanted you to know that I was in a bad mood and then I saw you wave at me and that made my day. Thanks.”
Incredible. It’s absolutely incredible that a small action like a wave can make such a big difference in someone’s attitude.
We must never, ever forget how powerful and uplifting it is to simply be nice to one another.
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
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