The way I see it

Paper coffee cup on wooden table over bokeh street

I always like the “Way I See It” blurbs on the back of the cups from Starbucks. Today, I got this one from Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors:

“I used to feel alone in the city. All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside. Because how do you meet a new person? I was very stumped by this for many years. And then I realized, you just say, “Hi.” They may ignore you. Or you may marry them. And that possibility is worth that one word.”

I love it. It makes you realize what little effort it takes to truly connect with another person, whether it’s a total stranger or a family member or a teammate. Just making that little effort can create connections that lead to bonds that lead to infinite possibilities.


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