In case you haven't met Scott Ginsberg, he is a 26-year-old guy, the only person in the world who wears a nametag 24-7-365 (since November 2, 2000) to encourage people to become friendlier and more approachable.
He is so committed to being approachable, he had a nametag tattooed to his chest!
Scott's website, hellomynameisscott.com,
has tons of articles, mostly geared for the business world, but I like to think I can read anything and apply it in some way to everyday life, even my world of diapers, laundry, kids, and volunteer work. Just substitute colleague, associate, and client with neighbor, church member and youth group kid.
Here's one I thought was pretty good he wrote about learning names. It includes my favorite line: Forget about you. Focus on them.
We can do this!