How Are You?
The day depends on how the troubling thought clears.
Not every day is sunny or shining bright.
And not every day is cloudy or dimming sunlight.
It’s exactly what my day is like.
To go through a steady, safe, or rocky, uncertain path on a hike.
Not every day feels like an enjoyable day.
And not every day feels like a miserable day.
But I want to be okay every day.
Especially when someone asks, “How are you today?”
I can’t fully be honest, but at the same time, I don’t know how to say it.
Because I try to come forward with my thoughts to admit.
It’s not about “faking it until I make it”.
For me, it’s about getting through it and never quit.
Not every day I’m smiling or rejoicing.
And not every day I’m worrying or grieving.
But I choose to be of good cheer to keep going.
Especially when someone says, “there’s always hope” to keep living.
Not every day I’m feeling at my best or impressed.
And not every day I’m feeling at rest or stressed.
Especially when someone also sees the “self-worth in myself that I expressed”.
I can’t fully promise, but at the same time, I don’t know how to respond.
Because I try to bring forth my feelings to carry on.
It’s not about where I go, where I am, or where I belong.
For me, it’s about taking it day by day and going beyond.
Especially connecting with someone I can naturally bond.
Today, if you were to ask me, “How are you?”
Then I will answer, “I’m here.”
Because I have my reasons to make it through.
It’s about appreciating today without fear and having my loved ones near.
And especially when someone reminds me, “What is meant for me will always be true and clear”.
Even on a day when my heart is torn, I will give thanks in this storm.