The Power of Good Morning
“Good Morning.”One of the best lessons I learned from my father was the need to say, “Good Morning” to anyone and everyone that I work with and for. He told me, “no matter what we are doing we always say good morning to others.”
I recently read during the coverage of the Casey Anthony trial that the first thing defense lawyer Jose Baez did when he addressed the jury or anyone getting on the witness stand was to say, “Good Morning.” Good Morning was the first words in his closing arguments followed by, “Thank you.” Unfortunately, I think this helped her case and caused me to think about the power of good morning and properly greeting people.
In Proverbs 27:14 we read, “If someone blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be counted as a curse to him.
Our heavenly father knew the power of good morning. In Matthew 28:9 the first words from Jesus after the resurrection when he greets Mary Magdelene and the other Mary with, “Greetings!” The full verse reads, “But Jesus met them saying, Greetings! They came to him, held on to his feet and worshiped him.” Jesus was saying good morning and greeting them. In Jesus finest hour of the resurrection he held others up and greeted them properly. He was not angry and did not curse anyone for his bloody crucifixion.
I think good morning is great way to build rapport and establish a relationship with anyone you are working with on a project. What it really says is I care about you in a higher regard than the work we are doing today. You deserve from me a proper greeting first and foremost. “Good Morning,” share it others and show that you care enough to properly greet them.