Anyway, I digress (but at least I have the "My favorite Movies" section covered).
Back to what I am looking for and how I perceive a healthy relationship (I do however realize that there are bumps along the way) ....
YOU - ME - US
We are down to earth, intellectually curious and comfortable in our own skin
We are both supportive of each other, and are capable of showing gratitude and affection, yet not afraid to poke fun at each other now and then
We consciously try to bring out the best in each other, helping each other follow our hearts and intuition to discover who we really want to become
We are secure enough in ourselves and our relationship to think and be independent of each other, and provide honest feedback to each other when needed
We see travel as a source of education, and see ourselves as citizens of the world vs. Chicagoans or Americans
We are both physically comfortable with our bodies, and we understand the importance of exercise, nutrition, so we enjoy being active and eating healthy
We enjoy cooking and entertaining together (or you at least enjoy helping me in the kitchen and / or keep me company) and maybe incorporating some new vegetarian, vegan, and raw food recipes into our diet
We like to be outside in nature – walking, hiking, biking, camping, gardening, doing yoga, whatever ….
We value kindness, compassion and honesty – If we are not happy with the other, we talk about it. We do not cheat on each other, nor do we hang with any friends who we know cheat on their significant others.
We are comfortable exploring life outside the box, because we avoid being trapped by dogma (living with the results of other people’s thinking), and don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out our own inner voices
We are honest and vulnerable in communicating our hopes, expectations and fears, and we try not to sweat the small stuff (which is pretty much everything)
We are financially responsible by living below our means, and take pride in where we live, even working on home improvement projects together
We like to listen to live music at small venues and dance if the song moves us – even if it means being the first ones on the dance floor
We like to learn and try new things – dance lessons, Thai massage classes, meditation ...
And we like dogs who talk to us with their eyebrows (Woof)
Thanks for taking the time to read my profile and good luck
"One kind word can last a lifetime"
Making people feel valued
Throwing dinner parties
Saving / Investing
Not sure - will get back to you on this.
TV / Streaming: Real Time With Bill Maher, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Mystery Science Theater
Music: Arcade Fire, Jake Bugg, Parker Millsap, Ben Harper, Ernest Ranglin
Food: Healthy / Humane
Sunshine / Nature
Exercise / Yoga / Swimming
(I know I'm over the limit - but it never happens in the Express Check Out lane)
And how dogs can say more with their eyes than most humans do with their lips.
Well, I innerited this habit of collecting containers from my father
You can stop here unless you are really interested in knowing more - its up to you - but you may miss an opportunity for some personal growth .....
I think this behavior is due to the fact that he is 100 % German (I am 3/4), and we all know how the Germans feel about efficiency and organization.
So I have always had a few shelves that are devoted to saving small boxes and plastic containers (picture an in-house Container Store type of experience)
So far, so weird - right ?
Well, the method to this madness is to simply utilize these containers so that all of my drawers are filled with small tray like boxes and my shelves are stacked with clear boxes so I can find my shit when I need it
So I guess we were always "green" and just never knew it.