Ever realised how we rarely give an honest answer to that question? I dropped by at the shops today after work to buy a few things and the girl at the checkout asked me how I was going. My automatic response was “Good, thanks! Yourself?” And her reply was “Good“.
If I had given it a moment and answered honestly, this would probably be my response: “I’m counting down the days to the 24th which is my last day of work for the year and then I get to leave to Tassie. I’m mentally fatigued and overwhelmed and in desperate need of some time off. So, how are you?”
But of course, I didn’t.
And I wondered why we couldn’t be more honest.
Ok, so maybe not in the crazy way I just did but even saying things like “I’ve had better days” or “I can’t wait for the holidays” to imply that you know what? I’m actually not doing so well would be better than a blatant lie of “good thanks“. I know she was just doing her job by asking and probably does not want to hear everyone’s honest answer but how different would the world be if we all answered honestly? Not just to our friends and family but to everyone. I’m so very tempted to test this out at least for a week.
Or am I just so mentally fatigued that I’ve completely lost my mind?
So tell me truly, how are you this Monday?
***Linking up with Alicia for Open Slather***
Until next time,