How Are You?

   We may say this or hear this?  What type of reply do you get when you ask this? Sometimes it is a short answer line fine, good, OK.  Other times it may be good quips; like “If I was any better, I would be frogs fur” or some other insightful saying that really sparks some great conversation.  

   During my recent travels I got to say this and hear this saying a lot. The responses where interesting. Ask this question to travelers. Sometimes you get the response you may see on their face like “I’m so tired” or “I just want to get home” or “This delay is killing me”. Can a delay really “kill you”?  

   How about realizing the benefits we get from some delays. We get to slow down for a few minutes, breath and look at the events with a positive perspective. Don’t let anxiety step in and ruin the possibility to enjoy the moment. If someone steps in front of you in line, is three feet really going to get you there any quicker? Ask them “How Are You”? This could start a good conversation.  OR smile, laugh or tell a good joke. When people laugh not only do they relax but they may open up a bit to you to have a good conversation and good time together no matter what the event.

   As John Lennon sang “Image if all the people”… I’ll add my own phrase hear of “enjoyed each moment they had by smiling, saying hello and were more courteous to one another”?   Image how this could change every environment where a lot of people came together. People would care about each other, smile and “BE NICE”.  Try having a Positive Perspective in any situation you may be in.

   As a good friend of mine explained, even at a small child’s funeral, he was asked to say something to those attending. He said we need not cry and be sorrowful for our loss, yet rejoice that the child is with God and be happy for the time we had with the child. For her needs and personality will allow us to see that we can make a difference in our world because we knew the little girl. He expressed the desire for all those attending to make that difference in the name of that little girl…  Will you make a difference in our society?

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