"OK"? "Just OK"?
In another discussion @KimWilson posted; "I do have a question of opinions: My mother-in-law (with her perpetual cheery attitude) always calls and asks how I am. If I say that I am "OK", she then comments, "OK"? "Just OK"? This happens most every time I talk to her, and, quite frankly, I don't know how to answer her. I do know that I don't feel comfortable with either sharing my difficult challenges with her or outright lying. I do know that she always wants me to tell her that I feel "fantastic" whether I really feel that way or not. Any suggestions?"
This question kind of triggered me years ago when I was recovering from a serious health challenge and someone responded to my ok with "OK"? "Just OK"? . I was so glad that I could be ok considering how absolutely horrible things had been previously. My response was something to the effect of "Do you realize how many things aren't ok? Why can't you appreciate the goodness of ok? Why do you dismiss being ok as a problem?" It has been over 15 years since that question hit me so wrong and it still does. @KimWilson, you made me very happy to know that "Just ok?" triggers you as well. Thank you for being OK and being fine with being OK.