When we talk about three special words, the first things that may come to mind are: "I Love You" or "I Miss You" or "I Like You".
But, apart from these, the three words that I consider really special are: ARE YOU OKAY?
1) I like the fact that these words express care and concern. Asking someone if they're okay gives the idea that one has noticed something different about the person - and that one wants to verify if this observation was spot on. So, they make the receiver of the question feel that someone has actually seen him/her.
2) They give the receiver of the question a chance to share one's feelings or state of mind at a given time. Sure, the answer may be a simple "Yes" or "No" - but one can derive a lot of things from the simple answer by listening closely to how the question was answered.
3) They don't need to be uttered by people who are only close to us. They may be shared between colleagues, acquaintances, and even strangers.
What about you? Can you think of other three special words? Why do you consider them special?
How do you feel when someone asks you: Are you okay?
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children’s book.
A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology” list.
Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.