When I pulled out of my garage this morning, I noticed the woman who sweeps and cleans the street regularly.

I smiled at her and waved.

She smiled back at me.

And I realized that that was my first social interaction of the day.

I also thought about how good it feels to have some one smile at you.  It’s a great way to start the day.  Makes you feel really good about yourself.  Also makes you feel really good that you got someone else to smile.

It really is all about the little things.  How many of you reach out to say hello to every single person you see when you first wake up?

It’s that first person of the day.  It’s almost like a cup of coffee.

That cleaning lady made my day.  I made my day.  I was actually pretty tired when I smiled at her, but feeling another person smile back at me made me realize that it could be a good day after all even though I’m a little groggy.

This is like your morning cup of tea or morning cup of coffee.  The first person you see, smiling, say “hello” to.

I don’t care if it’s the guy who’s sweeping the streets.

I don’t care if it’s your neighbor you never liked.

It doesn’t really matter who it is.  All that matters is that you get your people cup of coffee in the morning.

It’s about the little things.

It’s about starting the day off on the right foot.  If you can start the day off on the right foot, you’re probably going to have a much better day connecting with people.

It really was nice to see her smile.  It was genuine, it was real, and it started my day off with my people cup of coffee.  Who needs Starbucks?  Who needs coffee when you can really connect with another person and start the day off on the right foot?

Food for thought.