Top: Kohl's, Jacket: Old Navy, Scarf: Wal-Mart, Leggings: Sam's, Boots: Payless
There's something about the simplicity of saying "hello", followed by "how are you?" Even if you know the response is likely to be a lonely "good." You never know where the conversation may lead.
Sunday night I was at the local grocery store picking up candy at the last minute because somehow it all disappeared, and I saw the same girl at the cash register that I've seen every time before. Her familiar face and quiet nature begged me to say hello.
Her face lit up like a kid on Christmas morning, and she smiled at me. Her attitude seemed to suggest that not many people ask her about her day. She was surprised. Though I didn't have many items to ring up, our conversation seemed to last as if I had the entire conveyor belt filled with groceries. I asked her how her day was and what she had planned for Halloween.
She told me that she would be working late and had to close the store. I remember trying to think of something clever or funny to say to her, but all I could come up with was "That sounds kind of fun! Well I hope you have a great night!" (lame, I know. I've never been a quick-think-on-my-feet-kind-of-girl. Lord knows I try, but I always end up thinking of something hilarious and witty only AFTER the situation).
Our conversation was cut short when she handed me my receipt. Small talk is not nearly appreciated anymore like it used to be. Don't be afraid to say hello. You never know, it might change someone's day!