Letter Board No. 35

“Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.”

I have had this quote in my office for a few weeks now and just haven’t found the time/energy/motivation to write anything. After 100+ days of quarantine, one cancelled vacation, getting birthday wishes from my husband on the wrong day, and rediscovering hobbies that make me happy, I have definitely discovered that life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful. Sometimes you just have to make your own happiness and joy.

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Ask Me What Doesn’t Hurt

Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, and sleep issues.

When I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia almost 20 years ago, it wasn’t a well known or understood condition. Twenty years later and it’s still not well understood by the medical community, but I would say it is more well known these days thanks to high profile people with fibromyalgia, like Lady Gaga, Morgan Freeman, and Lena Dunham, among others.

Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, and sleep issues. I typically wake up with morning stiffness that can be felt the second my feet hit the floor. And some days I often think the list of what doesn’t hurt is shorter than the list that does.

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Letter Board No. 34

“The moon only shines with the help of the sun.”

Hard to believe it’s been a month since we have been under “stay at home” orders here in Texas. I thankfully have been working the entire time, mostly at home. And no cleaning closets or planting flowers for me. The shorter commute seems to have translated into longer work days. Yikes!

But on the bright side, I am eating well, taking frequent walks, spending more time with my family cooking, baking, and doing puzzles. And I am not dealing with the stress of commuting!

I heard this song that I love while I was walking the other day. The lyrics inspired my board this week… Everyone needs help sometimes…even the moon!

“The moon only shines with the help of the sun.”
From “Walk You Home” by Karmina
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Letter Board No. 33

What the world needs now is love. ❤

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.

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