Milly & Shula Rich, Niece Caroline & Phil, sitting on the sofa all smiling

How to be Loved by Others

Look people in the eye and show kindness

My mobile phone is always with me but phones and technology can take over people’s lives. We can forget to show kindness and politeness to each other. I see people walk around with their heads down and their eyes on screens, earphones in their ears, meanwhile the world passes by without notice.

With all the technology on offer the fact that there are living, breathing human beings around us is often lost!

We live in a world that really doesn’t exist, locked into technology. Where will this go? Communication as we know it will be gone.

Actually, your face changes when you speak differently, the face follows thoughts, feelings and the spoken word. If you always speak gently and respectfully you will look so much more attractive. In the words of Roald Dahl:

‘If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely!’

A delivery person knocked the other day with a package I had to sign for. When I signed I really meant it when I said what a pleasant and courteous delivery it was. As I said this to him you should have seen his smile, and all over such a simple, considerate acknowledgment.

I think most times people accept deliveries they just scribble on the pad offered to them and that’s that, they never think of the feelings of the deliverer. Seeing his reaction it occurred to me how easy it is to be gracious and respectful to other people. That’s very important. Look people in the eye and show kindness.

Always compliment graciously. It makes such a difference when you give someone a compliment and you see their face change. It shows you are acknowledging they are human and deserve to be treated well.

Older people, and I suppose I must count myself as one now, historically have often criticized the young. That’s not right, so think before you speak! Find something nice to say to people if you possibly can, you might say ‘oh what a nice colour your jumper is’ for example, and watch the change in their expression and the way their face softens and engages with you, it will make your day as it made mine!



Milly Rich

Milly was born in 1917 and lives 'in the now' (informed by history). She is a fashion designer, conchologist, company director and inspiration for Waking Beauty Sleep System. Life long beauty? What are your views?