R U OK?

26 10 2011

Spotted this article on wakeuptiger.com, a great little site. I hadn’t heard of this day before and it really made me think. It takes effort and a focused, ongoing others-awareness to reach out to people and notice their struggles, but it’s worth it. Take the time to look beneath the surface and perceive what’s really going on for the people around you.. it might just be the most rewarding thing you can do.

–          Quinton

 

‘RUOK Day’ happened last month.

 

Started by Gavin Larkin after his father committed suicide, RUOK Day is a reminder to all of us to ask someone we know who might be struggling with life, if they are OK?

 

While RUOK Day is a once a year event, asking someone if they are OK is not — it’s something we can and should do every day.

To me RUOK speaks to the power in each of us. When you understand that what most people really, really want is simply to feel good about themselves, and when you realize that with just a few well-chosen words [e.g. RUOK?] you can help virtually anyone on the planet instantly achieve this, you begin to realize just how simple life is, and how powerful you are.

Thanks Gavin, and thanks to all of you who show your care by asking the question ‘RUOK?’

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