Christianity Monday Miracles

How Are You?

There’s someone I know who asks – how are you – twice.

The first time gets the polite pre-conditioned variation of “I’m fine/good/well” out of the way.

The second time gets you thinking – how am I, really? And wow, you actually want to know?

It’s a nifty strategy get you to open up.

But more than that, they do it because they care.

Lately I’ve been thinking about that.

How often we ask people how they are as a precursor to the demands we want to place on them. Not because we’re remotely interested in their well-being.

Today, I’m thankful for people who ask how I am.

And care enough to hear the truth.

I’m reminding myself to be one of those people.

And I hope you’ll commit to it too.


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