Don’t underestimate the effect of a sentence or a smile. It is likely to make a stranger come into you, even fall in love with you, and become a key to your happiness, become a beacon for you to step into the dark and bright environment. -Notes
In the 1930 s, a Jewish missionary always took a walk on a rural dirt road on time every morning. No matter I see anyone, I always say hello warmly: “Good Morning.”
Among them, there was a young farmer named Miller who was indifferent to the missionaries at first. At that time, the local residents were unfriendly to missionaries and Jews. However, the indifference of young people did not change the enthusiasm of missionaries. Every morning, he still said good morning to this indifferent young man. Finally one day, the young man took off his hat and said to the missionary, “Good Morning.”
Several years later, the Nazi Party came to power.
On this day, missionaries and all the people in the village were gathered by Nazi Party and sent to concentration camp. When getting off the train and marching forward in line, there was a commander with a baton in his hand, waving the baton in front, shouting: “left, right.” The one pointed to the left is a dead end, while the one pointed to the right has a chance to survive.
The missionary’s name was clicked by the commander. He trembled and stepped forward. When he raised his head hopelessly, his eyes suddenly met the commander’s.
The missionary blurted out habitually, “Good morning, Mr Miller.”
Although Mr. Miller didn’t change his expression much, he still couldn’t help saying a greeting: “Good Morning.” The voice was so low that only the two of them could hear it. The final result was that the missionary was pointed to the right-meaning the survivor.
People are easy to be moved, but what moves a person may not depend on generous alms and huge investments. Usually a warm greeting and a warm smile are enough to cast a piece of sunshine in people’s hearts.
Don’t underestimate the effect of a sentence or a smile. It is likely to make a stranger come into you, even fall in love with you, and become a key to your happiness, become a beacon for you to step into the dark and bright environment. Sometimes, the acquisition of “popularity” is so “cheap” and simple.