Pass It On®
Just Say Hi
Everyone feels like an outsider at some point. Being the new girl at school is no exception. But all it takes is a simple salutation to make others feel welcome. Featuring Hilary Duffs song Shine, this spot encourages viewers to reach out and just say hi. Its a little word that makes a big difference Pass it on.
Girl 1: Who doesnt fall asleep in that class? Like honestly!
Girl 1: They just expect that.
Girl 2: Honestly!
Girl 3: I know. Seriously!
Girl 1: He asked me right before school started.
Girl 2: Oh.
Girl 3: No way!
Girl 2: Hi!
New Student: Hi.
Shine, come on and let it shine.
Light me up, make me feel alive.
New Student: Hi!
Youve got what it takes
Boy 1: She actually said hi to me.
Boy 2: Oh yeah!
shine on me today.
Reaching Out. Pass It On!
I'm not entirely sure why, but I've always felt somewhat nostalgic for this clip even the first time seeing it. Like a television show I watched as a kid, since it has such a 90s-era teens show 'feel' to it with the setting and background music. I was dealing with terrible social anxiety in that period of time, so communication was kept at a bare minimum. I could relate to what the lonely lady seemed like she could be going through, an awkward phase. I remember seeing this for the first time and indulging at just how gratifying it was to see how things can be better. Let it shine!
I always believe that a simple act of kindness can go a long way. When I was a teacher I always stressed this to my classes. You never know what kind of day someone is having, what they are dealing with at home or what internal battles they are fighting and something like this can turn someone's day around! We should see more of this in the world and less of the "it's too cool" or "It's not my problem" attitudes.
Annie's song is special and the video makes it carry the message. Please play forever...it's needed. Thanks John Denver.
Something I try to do everyday from the heart.