Hello, how are you…?
No am not writing down Adele’s song, but I would want to you to feel the realness of the simple statement esp. when she starts it off..
From this side though.., where it’s more of a disregarded formality, I would like us to take a small trip into ‘how we are!’
When was the last time you met someone who asked you how you really are? And really meant it?
I can raise my hand and say with all honesty that It’s become a rare thing.
Life has moved so fast for some of us to catch up so much so that some people don’t care anymore.
They want you to know their frustrations and predicaments.
People are squeezed into corners of the ‘me’ syndrome. Some unknowingly… Some because they are just self centered…
I want to tell you am sorry if personally I forget to ask how you really are if we ever meet and the world seems to be all in about to ball out.
Not to say that as an excuse. No. No. No.
It’s merely an observation. A keen one at that.
I met a pal sometime back and to be honest they did not bother to ask how I was. It feels off to me. Esp if you care enough to actually wanna know…
And so it boils down to listening and being heard. Of which it’s a day to day thing that we forget😩😩…(let’s learn and master the art of listening people…)
It’s human to have the pressures in life. It’s selfish to think it’s all about you and how you feel. And what revolves around you.
Take time to ask, hello, how are you and actually mean it!! Coz most often this is answered by ….’how about you!?’
After TRULY getting thru the greetings then we can tell if we are ready to share all we have bottled inside or if the energy can match ours.
I stand to be corrected though. People feel differently about different things. But before going on to tell someone you’ve met with so much, it’s okay and wise to know just how they are…
As Adele’s song fades in the background of my memory with her ever so amazing song I say my hello to you….!