A Good & Healthy Life.
I am really wondering what makes us happy people, healthy people and what do we need to to do in order to live long. The base is of course to be happy and I always throw in the word balance. The word BALANCE for me is what I can justify almost anything with. Just thinking balance it can let me eat that chocolate bar, take an extra portion or snag a cookie at 2 pm on a Wednesday. Almost every day I get faced with a big desicion of putting that treat, I soo crave, in my mouth. It is usually around 2 pm in the afternoon. Some days I take a cup of tea instead but many days I just look around the cafe and something sweet is suddenly in my mouth. Am I a slave under the sugar craving. How bad is that? Back to that spectrum, I think it’s important to have good social interactions in daily life. I love that I say Hi to almost everyone who has businesses on our village “High Street”. Dry cleaner, butcher, cheese man, gift shop owner, book store owner, pharmacy owner, corner store, the accountant, wow I can go on and on.
I remember growing up in the third largest city in Sweden. I think the population was around 100.000 back then. Anyway, my biggest memories from that time is that I felt I was “see through”. No one saw me. In the neighbourhood I lived we had a corner store and a larger grocery store. I often went there to buy something, it was never a case of saying Hi to the person behind the counter. Where I live and work today I almost always small talk to the kids in the neighbourhood that comes in for a Swedish cinnamon bun, chicken panini or a cheese quesadilla.
I also think my life is full. I am almost prepared to say that I am living the life I want to live. I have grabbed the chance of starting a new relationship with a man I love with all my heart. I think that might be the most important factor of a healthy life. I don’t just think, I know! I have something to compare to. I was in a long marriage where it was very different and that, if anything, is not healthy. A bad relationship puts a damper on everything. It doesn’t matter how happy you are all around if your marriage/ relationship is not healthy. To have someone that loves every millimeter of you and who you love just as much is a very luxurious thing to have. I can’t believe it but I can honestly say, I have that!!!