We all could definitely use some more love, joy, happiness, and kindness these days. Being constantly bombarded with the world news and economy right can be a bit much for anyone to take. I always prefer to look on the bright side of things, which I feel helps my overall health. Shelter in place, social distancing, or lock-downs aside, let’s all just breathe and spread love and joy.
It’s been a hot minute or two since I posted anything here. Sometimes in life you just have to decide what priorities deserve your energy and what can be sidelined or dropped. For me social media and blogging have taken a back seat these days.
However, I do still update my letter boards (I have one for work and one for home now) just about every week and thought I would post this one this week, since I know there’s many of you that can relate!
“Not to brag or anything, but I can forget what I am doing while I am doing it!” #FunnyFibro
This past year has been difficult for me. I wasn’t in the holiday spirit last year. This year is a little better, but it will be our first without my Dad. When my parents’ owned a day care (I was in college), my dad dressed up as Santa for all the kids. And then when my kids and nephews were little, he did the same. My dad was always a focal point of entertainment, and his presence is sorely missed when my family gets together.
I just returned from a trip to Salt Lake City for work, and Portland to see my mom and one of my brothers and sisters-in-law. We had a nice family dinner while I was there. It reminded me of all of holidays of the past, but as the years go on the numbers attending just dwindles. We are all spread across the country in four different states – just in my immediate family. If you start counting cousins and in-laws that’s another six states. So family gatherings just aren’t the same.
With Thanksgiving just a little over a week away, I wanted to put this reminder out there into the universe. We should all count our blessings, hug our loves ones, and be thankful for what we have and giving to others and those less fortunate than us year-round, not just at the holidays.
Monday – the day when even my coffee needs coffee.
I am a huge fan of coffee. My love of Mondays doesn’t extend quite that far, but I try to approach each week with a good attitude towards what I can accomplish each week. I started my Letter Board series as a way to inject some #MondayMotivation into the week. Today, you get a Monday morning letterboard two-fer, because I am using my powers for good rather than evil. 😉
I hope my caffeine uses its powers for good rather than evil today. @photobaugh
It’s the last day of Pain Awareness Month and I wanted to share a quote to remind everyone not to lose hope. Chronic and acute pain can often lead to exhaustion, depression, or despair. Maintaining a positive outlook that better days are ahead can help overcome some of that. Hope for less pain, better treatments, or maybe even a cure.
“Don’t lose hope. Even when it’s dark, the stars come out.”