This is a good reminder to put down that electronic device and be present, and don’t miss opportunities to interact with the people you come in contact with on a daily basis.  You never know the impact that those small interactions you have at the grocery store, park, or local coffee shop can have on you or the other party.  I have had some of the most interesting conversations and met some really great people just because I decided to take the initiative and start a conversation with someone I wouldn’t normally interact with.

Try it sometime, I promise it doesn’t hurt.