“Every day, we’re given the choice to tell our real story or a story that people want to hear.”
Do you ever feel like you’re not being honest when someone asks, “How are you?” or “Everything ok?” The asker is wanting you to say “Great!” because they truly care and often because they aren’t ready to take on your burden when the answer is “no. things are not so great right now.” The article linked below shares some tips and methods on how not to lie about your circumstances and how to test the waters to see if the inquirer genuinely wants to engage about the hardships of life. Also to test the waters to see if you’re ready to share.
What to Say When Everything Is Not “Fine”