You probably do, too.
Sometimes nothing more is meant by it than "Hello."
Sometimes they really mean it, they really want to know.
Generally, my answer is "Great!"
'Cause no matter what relatively small irritations I have in my life, the bottom line is that my life is quite wonderful.
But I've decided that perhaps I should not simply say "Great!" I should explain why my life is so great.
So here goes:
I am an organic life form living on the only planet we know of in the entire universe that supports organic life. How wonderful is that?
Plus, I am self-aware, so I know that I am alive and can appreciate rainbows and the sound of wind moving through trees, and so on.* How incredible is that?
And, best of all, I have two smart, beautiful, hilarious, stubborn and funny granddaughters.**
So how am I?
* Note: just in case that sentence sounds as though I am celebrating the uniqueness of human beings, I must clarify that I happen to believe that many, many living creatures from thousands of species are self-aware and appreciate the world around them. Birds, spiders, squirrels, "etc" ....
** Photos are, of course, required to back this up:
Loey Lucille Silva
Juna Josephine Silva