Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hello, Goodbye

From How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else , Michael Gate Gill writes about his last day, before he goes to work at a different Starbucks location.

One of his regular customers, Ella, a two year old and her father, tell him bye...Gill write, "...I willed myself to take Ella's positive attitude. "Hi" and "Bye" were equally exciting to her. And should be to me."

You see, "Bye" is not a negative, its as positive as "Hi". "Bye" is leaving one thing (whether loved or hated), and "Hi" to another. A new experience, another chapter of life.

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