Whether you’re speaking in Spanish, Chinese, Russian or English, hello is a worldwide greeting that can make you feel welcome and wanted.
November 21, 2016 is the 44th annual World Hello Day. People around the world use this occasion as an opportunity to show the importance of personal communication for defending world peace. In the current global climate, it’s about how you can send a message to world leaders, encouraging them to use communication rather than force to settle conflicts.
It’s also about the personal greeting at home and work with family and friends. How often are we half asleep and grunt a quick hello to people in the morning or rush around during the day hardly even finding the time to acknowledge the people we see? Instead, why not take a second or two to say a proper hello to people to show how much we care about those we are with every day?
At Rambutan we make a conscious effort to take time for each other, say hello and have a good chat. Even our email address is email@example.com as we like speaking to people so much.
Did you know?
- World Hello Day started in response to the conflict between Egypt and Israel in the Fall of 1973. Since https://premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/hair-loss/ then, it’s been observed by people in 180 countries
- hello as a telephone greeting was used for the first time by Thomas Edison
- thirty-one winners of the Nobel Peace Prize are among those who have used World Hello Day’s value as an instrument for preserving peace
If like me you’re up for a challenge, you could think about taking this to the next level. Can you think of anyone in your life who’s important to you, but who you may have fallen out with and now you wish you could do something about it? Maybe it’s time to put the skirmish behind you, pick up the phone or go and visit them and start to mend bridges with a simple hello. What better time to seize the opportunity than on World Hello Day?
Anyone can participate in World Hello Day simply by saying hello to 10 people (or more if you prefer) during the day to express how important it is to communicate to preserve peace. This can be family or friends but could you be daring and say hello to a stranger? You never know it could make their day. I’m going to give it a go. Will you?