We are different in characters, but same in the pursuit for happiness. The well-known Havard study suggested that “good, close relationships are good for our health and well-being." For me, good relationships are not limited to parent-child, couples, or friends. Good relationships are any of the crucial connections between people.
While I was a teenager, I always felt the lack of belonging. Particularly, I was usually teased by my classmates because they were jealous of my academic performance. In addition, I was forced to move from the North to the South of the island during high school, making myself uneasy to accommodate.
Fortunately, I had my beloved mom and little brother who supported me and protected me from being negative. However, those experiences in my teen period had affected me quite much on the aspect of “fear". I tried hard to find my own joy by thinking of all the little sparkling things in life, and so I have grown up.
As time flies, I gradually realized there were a few true friends beside me. Although I do not “belong" to them, the time we shared were really fantastic. And of course, it is super lucky to meet my boyfriend. He is patient and thoughtful, and as we will soon turn to our third year of relationship, he is more and more proficient in dragging me out of the caves of sadness. With this intimate relationship, I seem not to worry about “sense of belonging" anymore.
You would say, “oh, so you now belong to your boyfriend!" Nope. I would not assume that because I realized, “I belong to myself." When I take good care of myself, I will gain the energy to connect my “good" relationships.
Good relationships are based on good connections. Stay connected to people you love, and you will feel the power of love as a feedback of your wisdom on relationships. Let’s enjoy the happiness brought by connections as the Harvard study recommended!
*This is a post in response to the daily prompt from The Daily Post. Today’s prompt: connected!
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