Do most of the people you deal with on a daily basis still say, “Have a nice day” or some version of that phrase? Do you take it to heart? Do you feel bad that someone has said to have a nice day and at the end of the day, you realize you didn’t? Do you say to yourself, “Oops! That clerk told me to have a nice day and I didn’t do it. What will they think of me next time I see them?”
Do 90% of those people say those words as they are moving and you miss some portion of it?
If we all had a nice day every day, how would we know if we had a bad day? There would be nothing to compare it to. The days would become “regular” and not nice at all, wouldn’t they?
When do we ever look in the mirror and say, “This is going to be a nice day”…we don’t. We just figure we get what we get and make the best of the day. At the end of that day, we anticipate another (hopefully) and it feels much like the one before, with different highlights in it and sometimes new playmates.
Will the phase, “Have a nice day” ever go out of style? Most phrases have a short life. Why is it that this one has continued long after it should have died? Can someone please think of a new one?!
If someone has made the moment a wonderful one, let’s share how they did that for us and how that felt to us instead of mimicking the words “Have a nice day.” It isn’t everyone that can actually make moments in your day wonderful. Repeating the words like a puppet doesn’t make your day, doing something nice for others does.