Today’s blog is courtesy of my new friend and talented fellow author, Jena C. Henry!
Do you know about World Hello Day? Thanks to social media, we are urged to reach out and interact with others. Science tells us that social contact with real people is vital to our wellbeing. We all know that it feels good to be connected with people.
World Hello Day is celebrated on November 21. Since 1973, people have celebrated World Hello Day by greeting 10 people, to promote peace through communication. This past November, my husband and I decided to embrace the promise of World Hello Day.
“Let’s talk to everyone we meet. Let’s chat with everyone in America! Or even the world!”
We have always been friendly- waving to neighbors we pass, making small talk with people in line. Starting on November 21, we decided to up our game and make an effort to greet and get to know as many folks as we could. So what if we would now become those two old goats who want to talk your ear off about the good old days?
We are on our way to getting to know everyone in the world. Here’s how we have made it fun:
Try the promise of World Hello Day, connect with others and recharge your happiness battery. But consider yourself warned. If you see two grey heads with sports caps and t-shirts sitting at your favorite bistro, hiking a scenic trail, or squeezing the produce at the grocery, walk away unless you want to chat about the weather, traffic, vacation, and our dog and kids for the next hour. My spouse and I look forward to getting to know you! Happy World Hello Day!
Biography- Jena C. Henry
Jena C. Henry holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Akron and practiced
law while raising her family in tropical Ohio. Now retired, she writes, hosts writing
workshops and enjoys good times with friends and family. The Golden Age of Charli-RSVP is her first novel in a planned series, spotlighting the highs and lows a spunky couple faces in retirement.
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Website and blog- https://www.jenabooks.com