World Hello Day
Hallo. Ciao! Hallo. Ni hao! Hola. Marhaba! Shalom. Bonjour!
November 21 is World Hello Day.
What are you supposed to do on World Hello Day? Greet 10 people. That’s it.
The idea is to encourage the resolution of conflicts through communication instead of force. Sure, we can all point to examples where this is not possible. We may call it idealistic. Still, I like having a day where we can celebrate the power of communication. It’s easy to cite the examples where it is difficult, but there are far more conflicts resolved through negotiation than any other method.
Let’s celebrate that today by sharing World Hello Day with others.
29 Ways to Celebrate
Here are a few suggestions on how to make World Hello Day worthwhile:
Greet others enthusiastically today.
Introduce yourself to strangers and tell them about World Hello Day.
Share this post with someone you haven’t said hello to in a while.
Let someone cut in front of you in line.
Make today a day of happiness.
Spend some extra time with a good friend.
Have your team at work write down five things that you are grateful for.
Radiate peace and joy.
Make today the day that you forgive someone for good.
Allow a driver into your lane.
Send Facebook messages or Tweets to 3 people who you admire.
Compliment others sincerely today.
Pay the toll or buy a coffee for someone in line behind you.
Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
Send someone a handwritten note.
Seek first to understand.
Give a hug.
Take a walk with a new friend.
Help someone more in need than you.
Learn to articulate the other person’s side of an argument before your own.
Share your time generously today.
Call three people from your past who made a difference in your life.
Apologize to someone.
Forgive yourself, let it go, and move on.
Listen genuinely without interruption.
Make your friend laugh out loud.
Say hello to at least 10 people.