merriam-webster.com has the following definition –
Simple Definition of good
: of high quality
: of somewhat high but not excellent quality
: correct or proper
People ask me how I am doing and I usually respond with “Good”. In the mornings, I usually tell Gary “Good morning” and he responds “Good morning, how are you?” I respond “Good”.
Sometimes in comments on my blog, I will respond with “All is good”
I am not always ‘Good’, in fact lately I have been quite the opposite.
I can and am a mean person at times – I admit it – I can be and am a very mean person at times.
Lately I am not ‘good’, it is the opposite!
You may remember in my video log ‘The Next Surgery‘, I spoke about my bladder issues becoming worse, and the lower right side pain I was experiencing. Quotes from that video “I am okay with it all.”, “It is what it is.”, “I will deal with it the best I can, and that is all I can do.”, “I have not been the happiness person lately, I have had a lot of pain lately, and that is part of the deal.”
In my video log ‘Have a Happy Day‘, I explain where my unhappiness comes from and why I am in a bad mood, therefore I become mean. The bladder is burning continually and increases with urination, which is quite often. The lower back area continues to hurt and I am tired.
Just because I have aches and pains and cancer does not indicate I am doing nothing. Today, tomorrow and the next, I continue to take care of a home, lawn and a pool. A couple of weeks ago I was in the front yard and taking care of my weekly lawn care; trimming, mowing, sweeping and one of the neighbors I had not spoken with for a while approached me. He asked how I was doing. I responded “I am good!” Really I was not good, I was tired and not feeling good at all, but I was not going to tell him that. Why?
I honestly feel many people don’t want to hear how others truly feel. I think out of courtesy to others we ask; especially those that are dealing with a physical illness. If I were to respond to the question differently and say “I feel very bad today, my body hurts and my bladder is burning and I am very tired.”, what would the response be? I do not really know. I doubt I would receive the same response as I do when responding with ‘I am good!”
Am I being sarcastic? Well maybe I am – I will continue to tell people I am good. Except here on my blog, and you truly know the way I feel.
And I appreciate those that read and respond to how I truly feel.