And even if it is requested, be gentle and ease into your message if it is harsh. Overall, personal opinions should be offered and not forced upon another. As a subset of this, be aware that everyone needs to be alone and given time to accept their own counsel.
Rule 14: TOUCH AND FEEL COVER A MULTITUDE OF SINS
|Morgan in his smoking jacket accompanied by Blarney|
Rule 15: LEARN TO SPEAK AND APPEAR UPBEAT
Here is an example: instead of asking "Is everything alright with you?" change your approach to "I can see you are doing well for yourself" or "You look so good and fit, how are you doing it?" If everything is less than perfect with your friend, this gives them the opportunity to let you know their status. If they are a little down, you just may have uplifted their spirits and ensured a positive subconscious association with them and they'll be encouraged by your company and counsel.
Thus, sayeth the Morg.
Have a great week and see you soon. Love you all madly, Scoop