The summer is here with evening walks, warm days, gardens to be explored, picnics with family, and vacations to fun places. Stop for a moment and breathe in the fragrances of life. Do you feel pulled into being more present to the beauty around you? Being grateful for all the little things life offers can lighten your heart and bring joy; such as a smile or friendly encounter. Try reaching out to other people, not just family and friends, but people we don’t know yet…. strangers. For many around the world strangers are seen as a threat. Our global world has become fearful with the nightly reports of violence. We have forgotten that we all need each other. Our relationships add color and dimension to our living. One celebrity photographer from the UK started a campaign this summer to invite people all over the world to just say “hello” to each other. Simple yet, profound. Reach out this summer with a friendly “hello”, and who knows what friendships you may develop. You may even bring more peace to our broken and defensive world.