The Appreciation Factor

All things Appreciation: Things to Appreciate and the Ways we look at, Show and Think about Appreciation.


What’s in a Hello, Howdy, Wave, or A Smile – It’s All That’s Needed

As many of my followers and some visitors know, I’m on an exercise kick (186 days as of this post — looks like I am going to get to 200. Read more about it here.) As of late, I’ve been making this Hihappen remotely, and unlike at home, I see many more people out on the road. However, what I thought would happen has not.

Most people I pass on the road simply don’t all say “hi” or acknowledge me, their fellow walker/runner. What?!  I was so surprised.  This, what I almost think of as a phenomenon, got me thinking – Why don’t we always acknowledge strangers?

I think that in this day and age, and especially with today being the anniversary of 9/11 which reminds us that it can all change in a moment, that the simplest kindness can go a long way.  I’d also like to think that deep down we really all do appreciate our fellow-man – whether we always agree with one another or not.


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