4 Simple Words: Have a great day!

4 Simple Words: Have a great day!



How powerful are words and attention you give others? EXCEPTIONALLY POWERFUL!

4 simple words had a wonderful impact on me recently.

It happened at 6:16am on a Monday.

I was about 1/2 way through a walk with my dogs and came upon a woman walking the opposite direction.

I moved to the side to make room for her, and she did the same for me.

Note, when I walk past someone on my walks, I usually smile, nod, maybe mouth: “Hello”.

I feel that is socially responsible.

This woman looked me in the eye and exclaimed: “Good Morning! What a great day for a walk!” But it was the next 4 simple words that really affected my mood & the remainder of my walk.

As we parted ways, she yelled behind me: “Have A Good Day!”

As I continued my walk, I noticed myself smiling and my mood was elevated. I literally had a spring in my step.


4 simple words. They can change someone’s day!

We can do the same, every day at work. 3 words…4 words…1 word…2 words:

  • It’s Great To See You!
  • I’m Glad You’re Here!
  • Have A Great Day!
  • Hello! (While looking them in the eye and smiling)
  • You Did Great Today!
  • Nice Work!
  • Well Done!


Let’s challenge ourselves to do and say more of this…every day at work.

  • Make it easy for people to do and keep doing business with you!
  • Look up…and surprise someone!


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