Take the time today to ask a question. Actually listen and engage
Here's my story - was picking up shirts at the dry cleaners and the usual woman took care of me. We do general chitchat and I commented on the nice weather. She said, "Oh, I just got back from where it was rather cold."
"Where did you go? Vacation?"
She beamed. "Went to Nashville. My mother turned 80 and me and my four sisters hung out at my oldest sister's place. It's fabulous. She had matching pajamas for us, manicures set up, food, movies, etc."
Her enthusiasm made my day. I said, "Wow. That sounds great. Keep that vacation glow going."
You could tell she was still happy and also glad to talk about her fun.
So, wherever you are today, ask that one extra question.