Today Deely hosted at the Salem Chamber of Commerce greeters, a business networking event and as she talked about her business, she said, "Sometimes when I ask 'how are you doing?' people respond, 'okay.'..." I knew where she was going with this because I've had it happen to me!
"How are you?" I ask someone.
"Okay," they say tentatively.
"Oh, dear," I usually respond. "That sounds like maybe you've been having a bad day?" I question.
"No," they say.
And that's it. I guess they're just waiting for the bad news, or the awful event, or a meteor to fall on their head.
I figure this:
As of right now, I'm alive. I made it to 50 and I know of a lot of people who have not. I'm not boasting; it's just a fact.. Maybe my turn will be soon, but I''m not going to plan for it right this minute. As of right now, this minute, I'm still able to get outside and hike. My husband and I hiked the other day on a trail that was "intermediate." Well, heck, we made it--red faced, sore-kneed and tuckered out, but we did it. As of right now, I'm able to play on my computer--facebook, this blog, email--geez, I HAVE a computer. How amazing is technology!
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, I got to do my favorite thing in the whole wide world--theater stuff. I'm directing one play, rehearsing for another, and making plans for the CET Mime Troupe. This morning at greeters, we got teased--it was hilarious! This afternoon, we watched a movie--love movies! This evening, I got to do another favorite thing in the whole wide world--I edited over 20 pages in my book. And now I'm going to read in bed--because as of right now, I can! And reading is another favorite thing of mine.
Last week was similar--there were friends to laugh with, my husband to celebrate our 30th anniversary with, games, directing, rehearsing, reading.
So, how am I?
As of right now, as of this minute, I am GREAT!