Today we get reminded about asking our friends, our family, if they are okay. An important question we should never ignore.
Three simple words and yet they can make such a massive difference. Not just for our friends or for our family but also for strangers. People we pass by on the street, in the park, at work.
It’s okay to ask a random stranger if they are okay. Do it. Your question might make a massive difference in their life. The moment you start the conversation you open a door for them. A door through which they can go to escape the dark space they might be trapped in.
Sometimes you might not succeed to reach them. They will look at you and simply say yes. Such a short answer. An answer we often give because we don’t manage to admit that we are not okay. That we are indeed suffering. Maybe because we can’t admit it to ourselves. Maybe because we are taught, that it’s rude to talk about personal stuff with strangers, maybe even friends. Maybe because we don’t want to be weak.
Everyone is vulnerable. Everyone has a weak spot. And everyone has moments in their lives where they don’t feel good. Some handle it better than others.
I shared this before. I believe it’s only right to share it again today. Take this man as an example and follow his footsteps. Approach a stranger and ask “R U Okay?” You might save a life…
Tell me: R U Okay?
This post is today’s contribution for the Taboo Word Challenge. The word I had to avoid was “he”.