I usually advocate honesty in all one's dealings, but in this case, it's best to answer with the canned response that we're "fine." Besides, concentrating on the negative never does anybody good, ourself included. And that is the lead in to this blog entry entitled...
Though tempted you say, "oh, I'm fine,
How've you been lately, friend?"
And so it goes, for we all know,
Complaining's where it ends.
The aches and pains that bother you
From head down to your toes.
Besides complaining does no good,
Won't change the situation.
But fortunately there's one whose glad
To hear each aggravation?
To hear from you, no matter what,
His care is strong and steady.
He can effect improvement, too.
He's always your best choice...
He understands just how you feel
In every situation.
He's always there, to always care,
Through happiness and sorrow.