I’m flying today. The destination doesn’t matter as much as the company.

Today I’m going to give myself some grace to enjoy the travel and not put so much pressure on myself to keep up with appearances.

For me this means putting down my phone, making eye contact with strangers and smiling at everyone. Seems simple enough, but I like to hide behind my phone and do the scroll.

We all need more connection in our lives. We get so consumed with our own wants, needs and desires we forget that there are others in our world around us that value our attention as well.

It takes extraordinarily amount of strength for someone to reach out and say, “I’m not doing so good today.”

A connection.

I think we need more of that. We live in the highlight reel of life enough. I can post all day long about how amazing my work out was; because it is. However, I probably won’t let you know I didn’t want to get up and I cried through most of it. I did get through it, so that highlight goes up for the world to see.

A how are you or you’re doing so amazing goes a long way.

I don’t get much conversations in with my daughter, but we have those 10 minute car rides and after we connect when I get home. We buzz and catch up. She’s very talkative right now and I love hearing her day retold and things she finds super funny. She is thoughtful and caring friend, and I love how she is becoming her own person.

Mostly I love our connection.

So as we move and buzz about our day, take some time to look up from your own train of thought and the scroll, and say hi. I know I will. Maybe smile too.

The world needs more connection. The human kind.