How Are You?

What admission
Buys entry to the heart?

Not
I love you.

Not
I want you.

Not
I need you.

Not even 
You are beautiful

Or
You are all I need.

These are the cheap tickets
bought with counterfeit coin.

The way in?

I am here.

Be with me.

And, once, in a while,

How are you?

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  1. Being with someone, sharing your time and feelings-those things show you care. Have a nice week, Sandy. Mickie :)

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  2. Well that's all kinds of beautiful.

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  3. I always ask "how are you" with a warm smile on my face so that my friends will dig deep for the good in their lives and not spout the petty little inconveniences of life that pass away soon enough...something I learned from my mother...lessons from Mama have always served me well...think I will entitle my next book exactly that...Lessons from Mama...what doyou think?
    love
    Sandi

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  4. I have to agree -- that is all kinds of beautiful! I love it! Have a wonderful day, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  5. Anonymous11:39 AM

    Truer than true. Also, how are you? *smiles*

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  6. Oh so true. The little things like saying, "how are you" "thanks dear" "hope you have a great day" ....they are the words that add up to love and living well with someone else. this is very good Sandy. Simple but powerful words here.

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  7. lovely poem, I like the sentiments...

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  8. I love this Sandy. It means a lot to have people care about how you are.

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  9. Very nice text! And yes, I totally agree!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Hope you are having a nice and happy week****

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  10. so beautiful and sweet!
    great sentiments!

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  11. Being together, just a brief eye contact, we both just know.

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  12. This poem of yours broke my heart. I learned today that one of my tiny little 7 year old Sunday School students died this morning. You tell this person, for me, to wise up and love now. Open up. It's never too late. Little Kaitlyn has has reminded me what is important.

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  13. Yes Actions speak louder than words. :)

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  14. ...how are you? Love seeing Clyde in the sidebar.

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  15. Sandy, so true. Well said.

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  16. So true.. Thanks for posting these lines!

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  17. A hearty and resounding YES!! So true!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  18. Yes!!! Beautifully expressed.

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  19. Wonderful poem, Sandy, full of sentiments.

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  20. So right yo are dear Sandy, absolutely the right phrases to say to someone you love, giving them your time and lending them your ear - that is what counts.;))
    xoxo

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  21. I have a dear friend. When we were teaching in the same school, she would se I might be having a bad day and tell me "Remember, you're a beautiful person!"

    Powerful.
    I love your Christmas Real Estate!

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  22. This was lovely Sandy. It describes mature friendship and true love. I hope you have many who have known how to enter your heart.

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