The immediate reaction is the only reaction that matters.
When we meet someone new, when we introduce a new thought into a conversation, when we send a text, we are making a first impression.
As soon as we do that, people begin to make judgements about us - the same way we are making judgements about them. We may not intend to and they are mostly subconscious, but we are making them nevertheless.
You've probably heard the saying - "you don't get a second chance to make a first impression".
What will your "first impression" be today? To your spouse, children, or other family members? To your boss, employees, or co-workers? To the neighbors walking the dog? To the barista at the coffee shop? To the checkout person in a long line at the store? And so on...
Make your first impression your best impression.
It may be the only one you will ever make with that person - and it may be a life-changing one.