Have you ever been asked by someone to say “hello” to another person you planned to meet later that day? How many times have you actually delivered that message? I am asked to do this almost every single day – and yet, I seldom pass on the word.
There’s no excuse. A “hello” is simple and easy to deliver. While seemingly insignificant, the results can be profound: you could trigger the reunion of two people. “Wow, I haven’t spoken to him/her in a while! I should give him/her a call!” I know of two marriages that spun from reunions that started this way.
If you feel the need to carry a more relevant message, why not ask the sender if there’s anything else he or she wants to say other than “hello?” It may even provide more conversation fodder for the meeting ahead.