Often we wish people a good morning or a good evening. At this point, I don’t even know what that may mean. At times, they just seem to be empty phrases. Rote. They come out of our mouths before we even realize that we are stating these we wishes.
As I was walking home one day, I came across a brownstone that had a little “monument” (or scene) erected.
They noted that this too shall pass. Yes, we surely hope it will come to pass. Yet, we arw not very sure as to when. Then it hit me. While we wait for this to also pass, we can’t keep still. We also can’t keep just saying “good morning” as usual.
What I hope to do going forward is to substitute out the good morning greeting. I want to instead note to people that my hope is that they “make good memories today”. It feels empowering and intentional. It feels more appropriate to these times. Give it a try and see how such a greeting goes