Standing in a very crowded elevator in a department store today, there were several kids and specifically twins that were five years old. They were both talking and laughing and everyone else seemed to be very quiet and then one of the twins saw another girl all the way at the other end of the elevator and walked right over to her and said: "Hi, I’m Emily and this is my sister Carol–what is your name?" She also gave the other young lady a handshake.
Everyone started to laugh and of course, then the door opened.
What a great lesson I observed and in some ways a ‘true elevator speech’. When we are very young, we have no inhibition or fright to say anything or speak up or even introduce ourself to another.
I’m not saying that the next time you get into an elevator to introduce yourself to everyone in it–however it was great for me to witness this scene and made me realize how important it is to be friendly, open to the opportunities and possibilities and you just ‘never know’.
I for one learned alot from little Emily this afternoon!