Wellness Wednesday_The Luckiest Part of my Life

Like most people, I've always wanted to be in love and happy.

I've always had this idea that as long as I am healthy and happy and I've got the people I love, then everything is alright.

The luckiest part of my life was being in the right place at the right time to meet Mr. Right, 
(we were both on the other side of the world, far away from our home countries, without knowing what destiny had in store for us!).

When I married my husband, I told him "no matter what happens, I will love you"... 
I still live by that now.

I've tried to approach this past first year of marriage with a grateful heart.  I'm lucky that my husband is the most positive and enthusiastic person I know.  Even in difficult moments, like when I almost lost him in a scooter accident, I've tried to look for ways to cultivate feelings of love, compassion, openness and peace in every moment of every day because let's face it; life is so damn short.

As always, Love is the answer. Everything else is secondary.

I feel so lucky to have come across this beautiful video and wanted to share it with you for today's Wellness Wednesday post, focusing on emotional health.

Here are the LOVE mantras, according to Vietnamese monk and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh:

1. Darling, I'm here for you.

When you love someone, the best thing you can offer him or her is your presence.

2. Darling, I know you are there. I am so happy because you are truly there.

You recognize the presence of your beloved one as something very precious.

To be loved means to be recognized as existing.

3. Darling, I know you suffer. That is why I am here for you.

Your presence can bring your beloved relief.

4. Darling, I suffer.  I am trying my best to practice.  Please help me.

When you need to express forgiveness and patience in place of resentment.

Everyone is truly fighting their own battle.  For some people, getting out of bed in the morning is the luckiest part of their life.  In a world that seems crazy and filled with fear and violence, let's be persistent in our expressions of love and peace to the people around us.

May you be happy.
May you be healthy.
May you be safe. 
May you be loved.



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