We were two complete strangers
But soon I was your friend
I quickly learned the waters were full of dangers
And it became a trend
The pattern went on without an end
It breaks me down
If only I were able to turn my back
But you broke my heart and it won’t mend
Because you took a knife to it
And brought tears to these eyes
Out here in the black sea
You can’t hear my cries
I have to admit I’ll miss you
But I know it’s true
In this waters I will drown … More Dangerous Waters
It’s amazing how every sphere of our lives are intertwined in each other. How the intangible things can affect the tangible things for instance. This is proven true in a health talk I read recently as it addresses emotional balance and general well-being. How does this affect general well-being, you might ask? Well, shall we explore this together?
Let’s have an understanding of what health is for starters. Health is the state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Hence, the absence of optimal function in one area does depict the deficiency in total well-being of an individual.
Emotional well-being can be described as being confident, having a solid self-esteem, building trust, and being able to understand another’s feelings without biases. Have you ever assumed for someone only to find that what you’re implying isn’t at all what they have in their minds? Has this happened to you more than once perhaps? Has it also occurred to you that perhaps you are constantly assuming the wrong things because your mind is actually what’s playing tricks on you? … More Emotions & Health Connects
Have you noticed that great friendship precedes great relationships? The conversations you can have with a friend, for instance, is endless and so is the case when you have your friend as your partner. No matter the odds, you will always find a balance, a balance without tension and stress that’ll always keep you two together.
Conversations can help both of you understand each other better, and help both of you bond better. In every good relationship, there is no need to the conversations you can hold. There is no silly topic or childish talk; it’s all in the bid to getting to know each other and every unfolding is a delight.
Obviously, if you’re in a new relationship, both of you may have so many questions to ask each other. But sometimes we let the fear of sounding rude or getting too personal leave unspoken uncertainties and build a wall between each other which will eventually not go away if you choose not to discuss your concerns or share your reservations. This was stated in my previous post. … More Healthy topics to discuss in a happy relationship
Love is a funny thing. It comes in so many hues and ways that it’s almost impossible to predict the type of love you’d experience until you actually experience it. But as confusing, happy or even painful as it may seem, love is still something we all look forward to experience. “A life without love is terrible. Love is like oxygen. Love lifts us up where we belong” – Christian from Moulin Rouge says.
Have you noticed how the presence of love in your life makes you happier and more positive? Yes, people who are less emotionally inclined say that happiness has nothing to do with the other person. I don’t know for a fact that that is true but I do know that the presence of love in one’s life makes a lot of difference that you would otherwise not appreciate. … More The many loves in a lifetime.
I called up a friend recently and we got talking. It would be her 10th wedding anniversary soon and I couldn’t help but ask her what’s been the secret to her happy healthy home. She had a lot to say but eventually she narrowed it down to good friendship, trust and God.
Now these elements in themselves are vast and could be a topic of discussion on their own but really what determines whether a relationship will work out or not? Is it how much we first loved each other? Or how well we are able to understand each other? Is it how much we are able to communicate? Or how effective and timely our communications are? Is it how much of the good, bad and ugly we know about each other and we are still able to work out our differences? Or how seemingly perfect we are in each other’s eyes?
I think it’s a little bit of all these elements without which we wouldn’t even have given each other a chance, talk more of having a relationship.
While the list is endless, some of us shy away from facing the salient bits that affects our relationships. You can find some of my reservations in Things I wish I knew before marriage. And it’s not just before marriage really; we grow to know each other every day. Any gap in communication or closeness could be detrimental to the relationship we tried so hard to build. … More Relationship Topics People Don’t Like To Discuss
I don’t know why I’ve been craving seafood okra soup. Anyone want to buy me a plate for Friday? … More Wednesday afternoon mood
As Desire sat at her desk, working on some reports, she receives a message on her phone. It was him. She reads it. It was sudden. he had to read it over and over. She didn’t send a response. Time passed and she let it slide with the time.
Then he called her later and said, “I dropped you a message. Check it”.
She could have said to him, ‘I know, I read it already’ but because she hadn’t quite digested his message, let alone come up with the right response, she simply said “Ok”.
So on her drive home, she called him. “Can you talk?” … More Familiar Stranger: Series 10