Ask How I Am More Often
Start writing a post

Sometimes we are having a hard day, and the only thing possible that would make this day better is silence, your bed and maybe a good movie. But, something we often forget is the best way to cope and move on from something is to speak of it out loud; but where does the responsibility of us telling someone how we feel, become a responsibility of the other person?

Is it my job to mention how not okay I am? Or is it the other person's job to feel out how I'm feeling?

Well, to be honest, its teamwork. It's about mentioning you would like to talk about something, to someone you trust wholeheartedly. It's the job of the person to ask the right questions, and more simply starting with Are You Okay?

I've learned from a close and trusted friend that those 3 words make all the difference in someone day. Maybe they are okay and will dismiss the effort, and you'll be chastised for it but watch it balance someone's day and or emotions. Words are our most powerful outlet and resource.

We are taught that words hurt, but words also heal. We are told that "sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never hurt". Well, what about the impact words do have, and what effect physical notions may also do?

I try and measure my vocational competency by detailing the ideals I hold within my own vernacular; how I would like to be talked to, and how I speak to others with that same regard. Ask your best friend, your mom, aunt or neighbor. Be a safe space for someone, regardless of the extent that it takes. Treat every day like it's your last, and treat everyone the way you would like to be treated.

Regardless of who they are, whom they look like, what they represent or whom they believe, worship or love.

Be genuine, be kind and be soft.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Women are known to lug around heavy purses with unnecessary items inside. How many of these useful items do you keep in your own bag? We need to be prepared with a list of things to have with us whenever we leave the house again.

Keep Reading... Show less

I personally love using song lyrics as my Instagram captions, especially from songs that I love or that mean a lot to me, and I happen to love Harry Styles and all of his songs! So I made a list of lyrics from each of his songs that you could use in your next Instagram caption.

Keep Reading... Show less

Everyone's been here. And, truthfully, it sucks. But in order to move on and get past something you need to allow yourself to feel it for what it is--all of the heartbreak and pain--and then you can start to take steps move on.

Keep Reading... Show less

11 Christmas Movies You'll Remember If You Were A 2000s Kid

Because I'm still reminiscing about simpler times.


The Christmas season is coming to an end, but it's not too late to get some last-minute movies in! Unfortunately, this year didn't look like a typical Christmas. While we can't have any big Christmas parties or family gatherings, we can still celebrate at home! Christmas is the best time for nostalgia, and we could all use some warm and fuzzy feelings as we wrap up a tough year and enter a new one that hasn't been proven any calmer, either.

As a kid who grew up in the 2000s, I can think of some of my favorite staple Christmas movies. If you're looking for recommendations or just a walk down memory lane, check out the list below.

Keep Reading... Show less

9 Reasons 'The Wilds' Should Be Your Next Binge Watch

The Wilds is the Best New Show on Amazon Prime


As we enter the new year, you might be looking for a great show to kick-off 2021. Look no further, I have the perfect recommendation. "The Wilds" was released on Amazon Prime last month and has been gaining traction steadily since then. This series of 10 one-hour episodes tells the stories of eight girls who find themselves on a deserted island after their plane crashed while they are on their way to a resort. Unlike other survival shows, there's a bit more to the story than what first meets the eye. This show is unique in characters, storytelling methods, and plot.

If you aren't convinced yet, allow me to provide you with a list of further persuasion.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Therapeutic Ways To Be Adventurous During The Pandemic

Add some music to reduce the COVID-anxiety a bit and perceive your surroundings as the elaborate setting of a land far, far away from home


Even if we are not traveling abroad at the moment, we can still travel locally while maintaining social distancing and preventative guidelines. Sometimes, the little things in life seem the most fascinating and joyous to us compared to the flamboyant luxuries that we perhaps have a wishful desire for.

So, as a potential remedy for our travel necessity, I have listed 5 alternative ways in which you can relish your traveling desires during this pandemic.

Keep Reading... Show less

10 Things TikTok Made Me Buy, And Now My Life Is So Much Better

Where would I be without my Revlon hair dryer or CeraVe skin products?! Thanks, TikTok.


TikTok is a great way to see what products are trending. People are sharing tips and tricks about items that they use to make their life happier, healthier, or just easier.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments