This morning, this beauty
It’s a week of lots and lots of love, though we might not always see it in the form we are used to.
People caring for us, nature showing it’s different types of weather, we ourselves being tired/happy/surprised/sad/wondering/hungry/curious/___________.
Our new little nephew
For us, it’s a week filled with nieces and nephews, family time, fresh air, nature, work, people, good food, friends, driving, reunions, conversations, solutions, questions, coffee and today even our 11th anniversary.
Wivan got two sandwiches after her broadcast
So, why don’t we all try and see, hear, feel and experience all the different ways there is love around us. Usually it’s a lot more than what might be seen or felt in a first quick view.
Anders playing with his niece
// Anders and Wivan
View over Helgeå
Walking with a friend, biking on my own, listening to podcasts, sitting on a bench; there are many ways to experience this natural beauty.
One of many paths close to the city center
Have found a new way to get my very own morning coffee on the go:
Morning coffee take away...
… in a glass bottle, insulated by a wool sock. Works very well!
City view from Naturum
Afternoon view over the water and parts of the town.
Sunset over Helgeå
Have tried to decide about an outdoor yoga class tomorrow morning… And the “not so sure” comes from the slightly tight schedule for getting changed for work, and having breakfast.
And as I though about it for the hundered time, it became totally clear: if I wasn’t afraid of the time, I would never hesitate. Thereby my mind was made up: as long as the weather is ok, I choose to give myself a good start in the morning and go to this yoga class.
Breakfast is already prepared, clothes are quick to change, my packing for the weekend I’ll pick up after work. Voilà!
Letting the heart and desire decide, rather than fear or obstacle-thinking.
Cows at Näsby fält the other morning
Staying in Kristianstad during the week, and all of a sudden having lots of “new” (but known from years back) things to rediscover, I find myself biking and exploring even on my way to work.
The other morning I made a detour to see and say good morning to these cows. It almost felt like being back on Flores island in the Azores where there are cows pretty much everywhere.
Last night I joined an outdoor fitness class in the park – something I did a lot 10+ years ago. Now I recognized some of the faces and it was simply fun to be there again. For now. Then my location and surroundings will change again, just like life, and I get to discover and try new ways of living.
For all of this I am grateful.
Warm water + lemon juice
Having breakfast on my own in the small place I am staying during this work week, I just realized how simple things get when there’s not so much to take care of.
Water, coffee and fruits
When the area is small, it’s not so much to clean. When there are not so many things, there’s not so much to fuzz about. And that means a lot more time to do whatever feels fun, inspiring and good. Time to just be, to hang out with friends and family, to stay outside or to read, watch a movie, cook food or _______________ (fill in the blank).
A lake close by
I am not saying it’s wrong to live in a large beautiful mansion or to have a lot of things. Just saying that all different situations have their pros and cons. And that trying different ways is enriching my experience and understanding.
Kissing älgört at Näsby fält
One thing I like so much about Kristianstad is the closeness to nature.
View over Näsby fält
Parts of the surroundings are biosphere reserves since the grounds are kept open by cows, and this area is known for the cooperation between man and nature.
Fresh air, beautiful evening
After a day of work, this little outing in beautiful nature, sunshine and fresh air was totally spot on.
Being outside is a source of energy and usually works as a reboot for me.
Flowers and green does magic to both the brain and the body.
Look who I met!
A snake - a real one!
Yeah, I have a funny story of me seeing several snakes on a walk in the woods some years ago, and my spontaneous reaction then was “Oh, a fake snake! That’s odd. “.
Inspiring and energizing
So, I’m in love. Again. With nature, with the city Kristianstad and with myself for giving myself these kinds of experiences.
How was work? Fun!
"My" new room
Now I’ve landed in Kristianstad where I’ll be working the coming weeks. Settled in at a new place I get to stay in while our friend who lives here is working in another city.
It’s Sunday, the weather has been shifting and I’ve been nervous before getting here and starting at work = tired person. And very happy to be able to lay down on a sofa after traveling, biking, shopping and meeting all kinds of people.
Now relaxing and feeling comfortable, knowing things will turn out well tomorrow. Oh, I am grateful to live this super good life of mine!