We have far more power than we realize to impact the world for good. Nothing great was ever accomplished with a sad, lonely, discouraged attitude. When we smile and greet one another, spirits rise. When our spirits rise, our perception of what's possible broadens. We're more likely to take that scary next step, to believe in ourselves, to trust that there is good in the world.
Greet people today, please! Rather than keeping your head down and being shy around strangers, look them in the eye, smile, and at least nod if you can't bring yourself to say Merry Christmas, or even hello. It might help to envision everyone in the world all stopping what they're doing, looking up, and smiling at one another. Imagine the power in that moment!
Here's wishing you a merry Christmas, and a day full of reasons to smile.