“How are you?” This, I believe, is one of the most powerful questions of all time, in that it always elicits a response, a reaction. Some people get all defensive, wondering why this person is asking how he or she is, wondering if they know what’s really going on in his or her life, or wondering if they’re insinuating something. Some people let out a sigh without uttering a word, which already says everything. Some people don’t even want to go there and dismiss the question with an “I’m okay.”

But then there are also people who are waiting for someone to ask them. They’re just eager to share what they’re going through, good or bad. The truth is, we’ll never know how anyone would respond to those three little words until we actually ask them. So let’s dare ask them how they are. Let’s be sincere in reaching out to others. Let’s be ready to listen. Let’s be unafraid to open ourselves and try to connect with them, even though chances of rejection are huge. The occasional “Thank you so much for asking me” or “I really appreciate that you care” is so worth it. Worth it even in times that we only get a shrug or a sheepish smile, because little do we know that when we ask at the time we ask it, we are already making an impact in their life. 🙂

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About Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & dedicated pastor, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active little girls, Danae, Noelle and Gianna. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share with you some of my experiences, especially on being a mom.

5 responses »

  1. Dhang Carino says:

    Oh my Gosh!!! Ms. Phoebe.. I’m dealing with this too..haha having a hard time to connect sometimes to people.. this is so encouraging.. OO nga nman.. why not ask that question..! thank u po:) btw, HOW ARE YOU MS.PHOEBE? 🙂

  2. Dhang Carino says:

    Wow.. will definitely pray for u po!!! I’m fine too… dealing with something lang.. but, like u po I’m believing for something Big from God:) thanks for asking po.. 😀

  3. R-jay Esposo says:

    hi tita! this is so true! just a couple of weeks ago I asked one of my victory group members this very same words, suddenly he burst out and stated telling his TRAGIC story. he’s never told anyone since then. december last year nagumpisa lahat, but he told no one. grabe. this three words are so powerful!

  4. may palacpac says:

    I agree with this blog, totally! I appreciate HOW ARE YOUs in my life!

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