On 2nd January, I went for a walk around town. Although people are friendly where I live, it is rare for strangers to speak with each other. As I walked, I decided to make eye contact with each person I came across and simply wish them Happy New Year! Each one of them smiled back and wished me the same.
The most beautiful thing was that I was truly and genuinely wishing them a blessed year ahead. These were not empty words.
I have now decided to keep wishing people. Whether it is ‘Happy New Year’ or ‘Have a lovely day’.
Very often an act of kindness changes the doer more than the receiver.