Day 22: Ask "How Are You?" and Really Listen

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Posted on December 22, 2013

Acts of Kindness - Ask "How Are You?" and Really ListenIt’s the last Sunday before Christmas and many people are going to be out and about bumping into friends, neighbours, and loved ones. I’m guessing you’ll ask plenty of people how they are doing but with all the hustle and bustle, you may not get much more than a polite “I’m fine, thanks."

I think we can do better than that.

Your AoK for today is to ask someone how they are doing and listen, really listen. You don’t need to say much besides ask a series of simple questions and listen with your ears and your heart.

The sad truth is that despite all of the festivities and fun, the holiday season can be a sad and lonely time for some. By lending an ear, we can help more people feel heard, understood, and a greater sense of connection. Isn't that what the season is all about?!

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