Give me a gift: say "hello"

>> Friday, November 21, 2008

As I have mentioned once, indeed a present isn't something material. When we are giving gifts we are approaching to something magic, magic in a good sense of this word. The main idea is that gift or present is the transfer of something, without the need for compensation. And today is great chance to experience it.

Today we are celebrating the World Hello Day and anyone, who wants to participate in this huge festival, need only to greet other people. And the matter is not only about celebrating, to my mind. It's a way of discovering that everyone of us has that small, unpaid but priceless gift to others - word of five letters " Hello".

Well, ok, enough for sentiments. Let's go to the amusing part of this post:

And now, here we have a historical part:

We are celebrating the 35th annual World Hello Day this year. Anyone can participate in World Hello Day simply by greeting ten people. The day was originated by brothers McCormacks from Arizona in 1973.

That fall Egypt and Israel were in serious conflict and world couldn't stay calm. As the legend tells, Brian McCormack and Michael McCormack by surprise met each other in Nebraska. They were so happy and, what is more, so concerned about the peace in the world, that decided to mark this encounter.

They sent the greeting letters to their friends and acquaintances all around the world. The letters contained no ideological hints, just greetings and wishes and gentle asking if the receivers could give regards to at least ten other persons. The idea spread around the world and now people are celebrating World Hello Day in more than 180 countries.

So, to be a "true" celebrator, one should greet at least ten people. However, in my opinion, it's not most important. Just say "hello" to others and bring them the main message: personal communication helps to preserve peace.

In the end, I should say "Bye", shouldn't I? But today I say "Hello":)


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