No matter where you are in the world, there will be sayings, that if taken literally mean more than the passing comment they often get put over as. In the UK it isn't uncommon for someone to ask 'All right love?' Only it isn't asked with genuine concern, but more so an open ended comment with no particular interest in the response.
I had a discussion this week with a good friend, and we mused over the topic. We agreed that all to often when people talk it just becomes words. The worst of it is the loss of the sincerity that should be given, meant and implied when we engage with one another.
As a society we need more empathy. We need to have a better grasp of understanding that others may be going through stuff most of us will never have to deal with. Sometimes the smallest of gestures can have the biggest of impacts. If someone is struggling with what life throws at them, then a genuine and emphatic smile can give them the reassurance that things will be ok.
So please accept this challenge. When you speak to someone, if you ask 'all right love?' Then ask it with meaning. Ask it with a smile and ask it because you want that person to feel like someone cares, even if just for a moment.
Smiles all round...
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