R U OK Day 2016

8 September 2016

“For the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts.” – (Conclusion to George Elliot’s Middlemarch) 

Every single day we hold the unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful conversation with others. These acts of kindness as we reach out beyond ourselves, can have a ripple effect on those around us.

As we recognise other people, ask questions, listen without judgment, encourage and follow up our conversations with others for, “A conversation could change a life.” 

The R U OK organisation, have listed 4 quick easy steps to create a meaningful conversation;

  1. Ask are you okay?
  2. Listen without Judgement
  3. Encourage Action
  4. Check In

It is true that for the most part many of us find it easy to engage in surface level conversations. However, what if today we choose to be intentional with the conversations that we have. Imagine if we took time to pause and really pay attention to the people that cross our paths today, and change the way we respond with a genuine conversation.

It is a simple yet potentially life-impacting question; “Are you Ok?”