How Are You?
Anne was one of those rare gentle souls who asked, “How are you?” and genuinely wanted to know how you were really doing. She wanted to know what she could do to help if you weren’t doing well, and she wanted to offer a way to celebrate you if life was good (or needed to be better.)
The question “How are you?” robotically rolls off our tongue without much thought to the answer. Typically we hear an automatic, “fine, how are you?” in quick return – end of exchange. This question has become a mindless statement in passing rather than a true inquiry.
In honor of Anne, who died today, ask the question with sincerity. Find out how people are really doing. Everyone is carrying some sort of pain, offer help. Everyone wants a reason to celebrate, offer cause.