Friday Morning Musings

May 7, 2021

Loosen up

“Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart.
Be ready. Here comes life.” ~ Maya Angelou

I’ve noticed that since Covid started I’ve slowly become more guarded and less social, and in the small town where I live people often cross the street, look down or look away when you approach which makes greeting strangers feel awkward.

So I thought it might be handy to review a few conversation starters that were inspired from a recent Blog post by Patty Contenta:

Tip #1: Just say “Hello”. Practice saying hello to random strangers. You don’t have to do anything else, just say hello, and know that you sprinkled some joy in their day.

Tip #2: Talk to people in the service industry – it’s a great way to show appreciation and practice your conversational skills.

Tip #3: Triangulation. There’s you, there’s a stranger, there’s some third thing that you both might see and comment on. Things like a piece of public art or their background on the zoom call or the veggie options at your favorite market. Give it a try and see if starts a conversation.

When you talk to strangers, you’re making unexpected connections. If you don’t talk to strangers, you might miss out on a potential friend who influences your life for the better, a business partner, a life partner or simply someone to share a joyful moment with who raises your vibration.

Last weekend when I was walking on Whidbey Island everyone I passed was friendly, happy to be in this glorious setting and some even stopped to talk. Love how good it feels to be out exploring again:)

“May you live every day of your life.” ~ Jonathan Swift

All righty…that’s it for this week…have fun talking with strangers and here are 2 things I wanted to share with you:

Fresh Start in 15 ~ join us at 9AM PT on Wednesday mornings for your weekly dose of peace, love and harmony. Relax, loosen up and let go of any unwanted stress. Leave each session feeling grounded, centered and ready for your next steps forward. Reply to this email to receive the Zoom link.

Save the date ~ the popular Joint Mobility & Arthritis Pain Relief Workshop returns next month on Tuesday June 22 from 1:30-2:30PM PT via Zoom.

Wishing you & your Mother a very Happy Mother’s Day!