At first, in the dim morning light, there was almost no sound. Then, from the South, I heard Bird begin to chirp quietly. This chirp informed my experience of the existence of my bird cousin.
This got me thinking about greeting my fellow humans. When I say, “Hello,” I am saying, “I am here, and I recognize that you are here, too.” Like Bird, my saying hello has some effect on bringing me into being.
I am grateful to be here today, and I am grateful to be able to say hello to whomever I meet. I look forward to finding out who I will meet today, and what effect they will have on my life. I will begin by going back outside and saying “Hello” to bird.