November 10, 2012

How are you?


Have you ever pondered the delicacy of that question?

In essence, the questioner is asking the one they question, to bare his or her heart to them.  To reveal what's really going on inside.  That's pretty delicate.

It seems cliche, but really this question is packed with human emotion and care, directed towards the other person.

We all long for honest, open relationships, where we can trust and rely on the advice of another human being.  This is how we should view this question, and not be afraid to truthfully, honestly, gently share how we are - really.

So, next time someone asks "how are you?" be honest.  And, listen when your friend opens up to you in return to your thoughtful, "how are you?"

You'll be glad you did.

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A friend loves at all times...
Proverbs 17:17 

2 comments:

  1. That's something that I've been realizing over the last year also, Abby. And it really is delightful to be able to tell some how you're actually feeling! Unfortunately, most of us are so worried about how we look to everyone, that we won't talk to each other.

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  2. For sure! We shouldn't fear what others might think of us when we share. It should be from the heart, and truthful and honest. I am always glad to be able to share my experiences with others, and to hear about their lives.

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Thank you for sharing!