Number four: How are you?

When you see someone, ask her sincerely how she are doing.

These days, most people ask this in a quick, flippant way, with no intention of listening to the response. It’s become as common as saying “Hi!” with the response of “Hello” or “Howdy.”

I now try not to even ask how someone is doing unless I have time to listen to them answer. Because I really would like to know, but sometimes I am in too big of a hurry to listen.

Listening to how someone is doing encourages her because she knows that someone cares about her life. It lets her know she’s not alone.

Try this sometime when you’re alone out to eat or in a checkout line. Look in your server/waitresses/cashier’s eyes and ask her “How are you doing today?”

God bless,

JennAbout Jenn: I’m a Christian wife to an amazing man (since 1998) and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (born in 2004, 2005, 2007, & 2009). I’m messy and cluttered, but working on that (really, I am!). I’m a discouraged perfectionist and a classic procrastinator who probably has both ADD & Autism, so I tend to jump from topic to topic (and activity to activity) without notice. My Love Languages are Words of Affirmation and Physical Touch. I’m an INFP who enjoys friends but loves to be alone. I love getting and giving hugs, and encouragement is a Spiritual gift of mine that can too-easily be turned into the weapon of discouragement, if I’m not careful. I enjoy writing, singing, words, drawing, photography, digital creations, and reading. Oh, and pizza, tacos, and steak. Now I’m hungry. That reminds me; I eat gluten free and try to eat organic and avoid white sugar and GMOs as much as possible.  Find me on Facebook (Writer/Editor page) (Fan page), Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.

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