"Life's Simple Seven" are: 1. At least 150 minutes of exercise per week 2. BMI of less than 25 3. Nonsmoker for at least one year 4. Meeting four out of five expectations of a healthy diet 5. Total cholesterol below 200. 6. Blood pressure below 120/80. 7. Fasting blood sugar below 100.
Shockingly, in a nationwide study of 17,820 adults, only two, TWO!, met all seven healthy rules.
Myself, I only meet five of them. Gotta work on those other two.
Life's confusing, huh? At least, mine is. Maybe yours is simple and straightforward. I sort of hope it is actually. Even though I'll obviously feel more left out - a bit of a freak - if everyone else's lives are rolling along brilliantly while mine seems to be sputtering and starting, lunging forward, slipping back, and looping upon itself in spirals.
Still, though, I honestly do hope that your life is exactly what you always wished it would be. What you've longed for in your deepest being, from the time you began to be. There are so many things I would want for you to experience. Things I would wish for you to be protected from. Satisfactions galore for you. And abundance in all things. And love.
True love. Varied love. Sweet love. Love that is always wrapped around you like the fuzziest warm blanket on a cold grey morn. Just for being who you are, that is what I wish for you today.
And so I sit to write these words that I didn't even know were within me, but which now move from me out into the world and into you. I love you, and I wish you well. Today, tomorrow, and always.