My family and friends are thoughtful to ask me how I am feeling when I see them. I appreciate the gesture, yet always answer the same.
The answer comes out before I even have the chance to consider saying something else. Does anyone want to hear complaints about symptoms, emotions and fears? It seems easier to simply answer.
Honestly, I usually am feeling fine when I am out and spending time with those I love. I do my best to keep the mood positive and would hate to be the negative energy of the group.
Or maybe I am being asked because I don’t look fine. Is it because I am quiet or walking off balance? Or do I look exhausted, anxious or uninterested?
Really, I am. Thank you for asking.
Do you tell others that you are fine? Or do you tell the truth and share what really is going on?