How are you?
That’s quite the question isn’t it?
Depending on the tone, the posture, maybe the timing of how the person opposite you is asking the question, makes all the difference in how you respond.
So imagine that we are sitting at a coffee shop (if you know me, that would be Lux), and I am asking you very genuinely…”How are you?” And what I mean by this is, how are you feeling? How’s your personal growth? Are you feeling fulfilled in life? Do you have people that are pouring into you, that encourage you, that love you and support you, that make you see the good when you can’t see it.
I am a big believer in community – in surrounding myself with people who I love and who love me in return. Community takes time to build, and it takes being vulnerable, asking for help, being available, making time and sacrifice.
Choosing your community is important too. I’ve heard recently that you become a mix of the five people who you spend the most time around on a regular basis. Think about that. Who are the five people that you spend most of your time around as friends. Are they helping you grow? Are they spurring you on to become a better person? Do you feel loved by them and love them in return? Are you happy with those friendships and how they make you feel?
These are big things to think about, but please, PLEASE, take the time to step back for a second and think about these questions. Life is TOO SHORT to not be purposeful with your life, your relationships and the impact that you can make on your community and the people that you come in contact with on any given day.
So I ask you again….how are you?