Thursday, 14 September 2017

How are you really?



September 14th is RUOK day in Australia, it should be world wide.  Have you ever been asked are you ok, to just say yes I'm fine?  When really you would love to talk about a problem with a friend. 


Well today take some time out of your day and ask family and friends RUOK?  Lend an ear so they can get their problems off their chest.  You never know you might be able to help in some way and offer a solution.  Or just listening over a cup of tea/coffee is sometimes enough.  Its nice to  know someone cares enough to take time out of their busy day to ask RUOK. Be courageous and open up.  Don't feel embarrassed, for all you know that person may have been in a similar situation.

So ask RUOK? and when the person says YES ask again..... Are you REALLY ok?   It can take a bit of nudging to get someone to open up.

To all my friends out there in blog land RUOK?  I hope you are, but I'm here if you need to share. You can email me if you don't want to leave a comment. lindylouthomas1979@gmail.com

And yes I'm ok, couldn't be better at the moment.  Life is good!

Hugs Lindy xx

26 comments:

  1. I think this is an excellent idea! It's always easier to say 'fine' and it's a real friend that stops long enough to ask again, "Are you really fine?"

    As for me, I am fine. Worried about Nick's mom always, but personally I'm still loving retirement and the time to write. Glad you are good too.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by PK. Nick's mums health must be a real concern. I remember when Bears mum went through it, so hard watching her declining and losing herself. Stay strong and positive. (((HUGS)))
      Lindy xx

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  2. Thanks for sharing, Lindy...what a beautiful tradition. Hope you know that if you ever need a friend, you can always email me.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Thank you Cat. Likewise you can email me if you need a shoulder to cry on or just because.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  3. Hello Lindy!
    What a great tradition. We should do this all over the world. And you picked a good day for it. After all of the terrible crap we've been dealing with over hear, today was actually quite mellow. This is due, in part, to all of the support and love from you and the other bloggers. Yes, Amy is OK2Day. :)
    Amy

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    1. I'm happy to hear Amy is OK2Day. You know my email if you need a chat and a shoulder to cry on. Take care.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  4. Hi Lindy, I am glad you are okay :)
    We don't have this over here , at least I have never heard of it. Nice though...
    love Jan, xx

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    1. Thank you Jan, it is a nice tradition over here. Hopefully people will feel they can open up to chat if necessary.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  5. Hi Lindy, what a wonderful initiative this is, thank you for sharing. We have this here but I'm not sure we have a day as such.

    So glad to hear everything is going well in the Bear and Lindy house :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Interesting you have it in NZ as well Roz. Sending positive vibes your way and keeping you in my thoughts.
      Take care.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  6. Lindy,
    I love this post and the Ruok. I love getting to know readers behind the blog and now you will too.
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith, it is a great concept. I love hearing from our blog friends via email and getting to know them more that way.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  7. We have a Bell Let's Talk day here ( put on by the phone company) for mental health awareness. I suppose the premise is the same. Life has been shaky at times here for various reasons, but thankfully Barney is my anchor- um in a good way not weighing me down! LOL.

    Happy to hear that things couldn't be better there Lindy. That is fantastic!

    willie

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    1. Nice to have you visit Willie. Yes sounds like the same concept as RUOK day here. sorry to hear times have been trying. always nice to our men are our anchors. Hope the situation improves quickly. If you need to vent my email is above.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  8. Never heard of this before. We don't have it in the UK or at least I don't think so. Happy you are OK.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Thanks Ronnie, it should be made a world wide day.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  9. I'm a day late but glad you're okay Lindy. I'm okay too, getting some rest and relaxation in Mallorca.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Rosie you are so lucky with all the travelling you're doing lately. Enjoy!
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  10. So glad all is well in your world. May it continue.

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    1. Thank you so much Sunny. Hope things are alright in your part of the world soon with all that's been happening.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  11. Love this idea, Lindy. RUOK has become a rather meaningless greeting. The best friends are the best listeners. I do appreciate this group of bloggers. We are there for each other.

    There are so many life happenings that I can talk about here. You are one of many who really open your mind and heart.

    I tried to make it a cornerstone of my teaching. Even kept a simple tally so I would give the quiet children a voice, too.

    Great post!
    Sending Hugs Downunder,
    Ella

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    1. I agree Ella, the best friends are the best listeners. We all need a shoulder occasionally to cry on. A problem shared is a problems halved.
      Keeping you in my thoughts.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  12. Funny how we have gotten so distant from each other or perhaps so walled off that we don't feel like we can share our deepest thoughts. I'm glad there are reminders like this to really ask and listen. :-)

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    1. Thank you for visiting Cygnet. It is good to have reminders to check on our friends and hopefully they are willing to share.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  13. Hi Lindy,
    I love this idea and have heard of similar things here as well. I have often wished I were better at just being able to listen to others and shut my mind off from whatever I was dealing with.

    Jlynne

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    1. Hi Jlynne, it is a great idea to help others who may not normally open up with their problems.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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