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...
COMPLAINT DEPARTMENTby Patty Lynn
So many with their greetingAdd this, "so how've you been?"
Though tempted you say, "oh, I'm fine,
How've you been lately, friend?"
And he responds, "oh, I've been fine.Twas nice to see you, friend."
And so it goes, for we all know,
Complaining's where it ends.
For no one really wants to hearYour laundry list of woes,
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?
Your Lord above who loves you soIs always poised and ready
To hear from you, no matter what,
His care is strong and steady.
He knows exactly how you've been,Is glad to hear your voice,
He can effect improvement, too.
He's always your best choice...
To share your triumphs, sorrows, too,Your trials and tribulations.
He understands just how you feel
In every situation.
Take comfort, He knows everything,Today and, yes, tomorrow.
He's always there, to always care,
Through happiness and sorrow.