How Are You?

“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. 🙂

Published by Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & my best friend, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active princesses who keep me on my toes. 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 my sari-sari stories with you. 😊

5 thoughts on “How Are You?

  1. 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. 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. 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!

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