Kristi and I had some neat interaction at the B&B with a lady from
Spain. We sat in the gazebo talking about, among
other things, the English language. In learning to speak English, she
noted that one of the things she had to figure out was our standard greeting, "How are you?" She shared that at first it was a little awkward because she wasn’t sure if she
should really answer the question or just pick from the list of standard
answers, like “fine.”
Wouldn’t it be neat if when you were asked, “How are you?”….that people are genuinely interested in how you are, really? Asking it of others in that tone and then listening with intentionality could be a special gift.