These are some of my favorite simple sayings.
When you say “good night” to someone, do you mean it? What does it mean to you? “Good night” is a way of closing a conversation and wishing the other person a nice end to their day. It represents closure and peace and rest when I think of it literally. When I texted a good night message to L and she texted me back, saying “good night. hope you sleep well.” I felt like we exchanged hugs and good byes and we were done for the day.
“Be well” is another expression that I like, and may have mentioned this one before. Instead of saying “Have a nice day,” which is another way of saying “so long, farewell… as you leave me, I hope that you will be well and happy.” Simplified, we could just say “Be well.” I love this.
I love the simple gesture of recognizing someone’s gratitude by saying the more formal and simple, “You’re welcome.” By saying “You’re Welcome” to their “Thank you”, you close the gap between the two of you. I love this. It provides a closed connection that feels balanced. This is much better than the “Uh-huh” or “Sure. No problem.” I have to remember this little gift.
All of these expressions provide points of connection between two people. By communicating with these words, we are able to acknowledge one another in a way that says, “I see you.” and “I appreciate you.” and “I like you.”
Namaste, BeLoveRs. Good night. Be well. And thank you for sharing this wonderful life journey together. xo
p.s. Do you know what the opposite of a salutation is called? Neither did I. It is called a valediction. A valediction is the action of saying farewell. Ha! We or I learned something new today. We just practiced new valedictions. Goodbye. 🙂