Nurturing Thursday: Emanate

“Hello, Do not greet anybody when the heart is filled with anger distrust etc. Have, instead, a pure hollow from which a whole hearted Hello emanates.”
– Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Indian spiritual leader, b.1926


I’m always amazed by the number of people that I walk by who refuse to make eye contact or say hello. It’s such a simple thing – to send joy to another person by saying hello. I particularly love it when I pass a child who greets me with a wave and an enthusiastic hello. It’s as if the child emanates all that is good, joyful and fun; and it simply makes me want to pass it on… The next time you pass someone, say hello, it may be contagious!

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2 responses to “Nurturing Thursday: Emanate

  1. People are so often in their own world — suspicious of everything and everyone … who knows what is “on their plate” … I use to work someone who was suspicious if a client came into our office in a good mood, smiling and/or very talkative … I thought how sad to think the norm for clients is to be grouchy and unappreciative …

    It is enjoyable to meet someone who is readily willing to say hello and/or produce a smile … it brightens the day! Thank you for linking to Nurturing Thursday!

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