When in a genuine moment, it's a simple, yet powerful question. Recognizing those moments are important. It's so easy to simply respond with a "good", "doing fine", "OK" and keep right on with the day. But when someone looks you in the eye and really asks how you are doing, it's just different.
Today, I am thankful that despite a whirlwind of activity, I was able to pause and answer this question honestly. Or maybe, what I'm even more thankful for is that someone recognized that I needed to be asked this question. Sometimes it's nice to be on the receiving end. :)