Yesterday was the last day of my advanced English conversation classes until October so I thought I would take advantage of an opportunity to interview six of my “students.”
I asked them: “What constitutes your definition of well-being, your bien-être?”
Here is what they told me:
Françoise: “Sleep, seeing my twin grandsons (two-and-a-half-years-old) at least every other weekend, replenishing my white t-shirts for the summer, a really strong Nespresso after lunch, and finally changing into sandals.”
Fleur: “Meditation, gardening.” (Fleur teaches yoga.)
Eva: “Having my hair cut and coloured and listening to music — classic or blues.”
Marion: “Sunshine, I get very ‘blue’ in the winter. I need the sun. Reading outside near my pool, a massage, a chilled glass of rosé.”
Anne: “Having projects — I like to plan for anything from changing the decoration in our home to one of our trips. I always have new ideas for something and the notion of anticipation makes me happy. I also love an aperitif at the end of the day.”
Danielle: “Planning my next trip, walking in the forest, having friends chez nous for dinners on our terrace.”
Everyone is reading a book — a real book — and each one counted that as one of the necessities in their life for their bien-être.
Et voilà, several simple recipes for our bien-être.