FM radio. A cup of teh-c siew dai. A chat box. Drizzling rain. A chaotic mind.
For the last few weeks I’ve been thinking of writing. But I don’t have a concrete idea, a topic. All I have is an empty screen. While browsing the net, I stumbled a q&a video, and the first question was “how are you?”. That question stuck on my head. Those 3 words are very powerful, especially during these times. I started to question myself, when was the last time I ask someone how are they? When was the last time I ask myself, how am I?
I’ve been in constant communication with my family back home, and yesterday was the last time I asked my brother how are they and our mother. I had a short catch up sesh with my sister in law yesterday also.
I cannot remember when was the last time I check on myself, to be honest. And it seems I don’t have the right questions to ask myself either. I don’t know if I’m making sense right now.
The weather and music are making me emotional, so I decided to google… “questions to ask yourself”. And voila! I found a lot… hahahaha… I randomly select the questions that I want to ask myself, let’s see how will it go.
- How are you?
Honestly? I don’t know. Does it make sense? Kidding. I’m good. Although physically I don’t feel good. Working from home for the last 2 months, makes me lazy. Too lazy to go out for a walk or a run. Too lazy to do simple exercise. All I want to do is lay around the corner or sleep during the weekends.
2. What am I grateful for today?
I am grateful that I am given the chance to be alive today. That I have a husband who understand my mood swings. I am grateful that I have food on our table. That our families back home are all good.
3. Who am I checking in on, or connecting with, today?
My brother, I just sent him a random message. My younger cousins and my niece.
4. Have I done anything lately worth remembering?
I wanted to believe that I have. I really hope I have.
5. Have I made someone smile today?
Yes. I always made it a point to smile at someone. To smile to random strangers. And today is not an exception. While I was doing my grocery, I smiled to random strangers and great them “good morning”. How did I know that I made them smile when we are all wearing a mask? I just know. I can see it from their eyes and I can feel it. 😉
What did I feel after answering those
5 random questions? I felt happy. That’s for sure.
In today’s technology it is so easy for us to communicate, but it is very rare that someone genuinely ask how are you. Be that someone. Ask random family members and friends how are they. It will put a smile on their faces and makes their hearts do a little dance.