I burrowed the above photo from Learning Never Stops – Quote of the Day: On Real People
As I was reading this, the thought came to me (actually it came to me before I ever viewed the photo/quote) – You can really tell who your friends are by those who truly care how your day is going, not just wanting a “fine” or “good” answer, but truly wanting to know the truth good or bad. Friends like that are a rare find. All to often, people ask out of social politeness expecting an answer to the positive. At the risk of chasing trails, it is because of this expectation that we have taught ourselves as a society to lie about how we’re really feeling. We go around telling everyone we’re “fine” even when we’re hurting inside. But I digress….
A true friend is one who honestly and truly cares and wants to know how your day is going – Good, Bad, or Otherwise