It’s so nice to know that while you’re busy taking care of others (and actually forgetting to stop and take a breath), there are people watching over you, looking out for you.
I can’t remember the last time somebody asked me how I’m doing. The kind of “how are you doing” that knows you have a burden inside you, that something troubles you.
We come across people and ask them how they are, and when they answer “I’m fine” or “I’m good” we just open up a familiar topic then say goodbye when we run out of things to talk to. We never listen, we never stay long enough just to hear what they really want to say.
I’ve forgotten how to truly answer that question. And worse, I’ve forgotten to ask it to others.
If I asked you how you were doing, what would you tell me?