I love smoothies and was at a Boost Juice shop in the UK early one morning
The girl that took my order and made my smoothie was very friendly
So friendly that I was curious as to whether she was simply a good employee and was like this with all the customers (I didn’t have an opportunity to hang around and see), or whether, you know, she liked me (Ok, so I’m certainly not under the belief that a woman that smiles at me is into me, but I do know that there is more than one type of smile)
I could have asked her after she served me the smoothie (but didn’t)
It might have been awkward if she in fact was the good smiling employee and I was just another customer, or we perhaps could have gone for a coffee later that evening
Either way, inquiring of her, rather than questioning it in my head, would have very likely solved my little mystery
Now the reason for her smile isn’t a matter of serious significance, however the same scenario can apply to much more serious issues in life
Asking questions can often bring forth good information, yet we often don’t ask
Some people are gun shy since they’ve been shot down too many times (not exclusively related to love and affection), whereas some people are just shy
Some people are better than others at asking, while it can be those same people that have been shot down that have learned to cope with less information
Communication and information should be flowing back and forth far more than it does, giving us excellent opportunities to learn how to handle the truth (good and bad) as well learn to become better people
We need to break down some of the complexity we surround ourselves with and get back to a more simple life in this regard, like that of children (they have no hesitation telling another person that they like them)
As a Canadian, I come from culture that is relatively reserved and doesn’t always speak their mind
Maybe it’s because of this upbringing that I love it when people tell me the way it is, positive or negative (I crave opportunities to be told of something I’m not doing right so I can could improve upon it)
One of my primary goals in life is to simply become a better person
As a result I want your feedback, thanks
Its not always something that I want to hear (who doesn’t want to hear praise?!), but its for the betterment of us all if you share it with me
If you and I have a relationship, let’s talk. I want to know more.
If you don’t like what I’ve written here, let’s talk. I want to learn more.
Hey world, let’s talk.
Life is far too short.