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Friends I Ain't Met Yet.




At times, I meet with a quiet and shy person who prefers to avoid visual and verbal contact. It is fascinating to go to a coffee shop with them and see how often they can transcend their inhibitions and get a gentle reaction from others. I learned this through lunch with friends who are much more gregarious than I am. My life is busy, and I take pleasure in learning something different.

 

I often get a kick out of surprising someone with a warm hello. It occasionally catches them off guard, and they come back with a surprised but welcoming hello. I have also been the recipient of such a surprise hello and find it very enjoyable. Wake up and smell the coffee, Jerry!

 

With his wit and warmth, Will Rogers gifted us a profound insight when he said, "A stranger is just a friend you ain't met yet." 

This phrase, simple at first glance, holds deep wisdom about the nature of human connections and the potential each new encounter harbors. It commands me to view every unfamiliar face not with apprehension but with the anticipation of friendship. In my fast-paced world, where isolation often creeps into my crowded life, Rogers' words echo a timeless call to rediscover the joy of connecting with others.

 

This magic often starts with a friendly smile. This universal sign of goodwill can bridge worlds, transcending language, and cultural barriers. It's an invitation, a silent greeting that says, "I see you, and I come in peace." A smile can disarm doubts, soften hearts, and pave the way for a genuine connection. It's the first step in turning the unknown into the familiar, a stranger into a friend.

 

Will Rogers' quote is a gentle reminder of the beauty and simplicity of human connection. I enjoy giving away a friendly smile, a kind gesture, an open posture, and other means of reaching out to strangers. I'm looking for friends I ain't met yet.

 

How about you? Have you met any strangers lately that could be your friend?

 

Watch for the blind spots.

 

 



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This magic often starts with a friendly smile. This universal sign of goodwill can bridge worlds, transcending language, and cultural barriers.

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