“So glad you stopped to say Hello”

How many times have we rushed through the day, not noticing those around us?  It’s so easy for someone to get overlooked in the crowd, missed by all those passing by.

Saturday morning I paused at this green bush.  I thought to  myself, “I hope I find some interesting creatures to photograph today”.  I looked down, right into this little cutie’s eyes!   This little Praying Mantis was extremely hidden in this bush.  I can’t believe I found him!  I paused to say “Hello” and snap a few pictures.  He just stayed there and watched me.  Such a cute little guy!

Today as we go through our day, let’s take a moment to notice those around us.  Say “Hello”, ask them about their day.  Let’s make someone feel appreciated and give them a smile.  This goes for our little furry buddies too 🙂

A few moments making someone else feel special will bring some warmth into our hearts as well.

❤ ❤ ❤

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We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
-Mother Teresa

You’ve probably noticed how when someone says hello or smiles at you, your automatic reaction is to say hello or smile back.
-Shawn Achor

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
-Paramahansa Yogananda

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Irene says:

    So glad you noticed the praying mantis that so easily blends into the background. Thanks for the reminder to slow down and observe. 😊

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    1. Thanks! I can’t believe I actually saw him! 🙂

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      1. Irene says:

        Great eye! 😊

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  2. Yes, I agree with Irene—This is so well camouflaged. Good eyes!!

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    1. Thank you! I’m going to be looking for them in the future! 🙂

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  3. Naomi says:

    Good advice, Lisa! I’ve certainly experienced smiles that made ME smile!

    Also, that cute little Praying Mantis looks like he is upside down.

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    1. Ha Ha! I think he is upside down!


  4. lolaWi says:

    what a cutie, Lisa! thank you for a wonderful post reminding us that a simple smile or hello go a long, long way. 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks! 🙂 ❤ Sometimes we are just too rushed!


  5. Fabulous mantis photos!!

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    1. Thanks Nora! He was just sitting there waiting for me 😊

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  6. Noellie says:

    What a beautiful post to happen upon. I love the way you think. I recently had a Praying Mantis stop by and say hello too https://noelliesplace.com/2019/09/18/pregnant-praying-mantis/

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    1. Thank you Thank you! I loved your post, I’m so glad you found mine and shared! 🙂

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