Living Our Best Lives – in the dark

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Maybe it is just me, but when I am experiencing a bad moment, I like to shut my eyes and visualize another place, doing my best to transport myself to another, more pleasant location.

If you do this too, do you have a favorite place you like to think about and if so, I would love to read about it, if you care to share. As always, thank you for taking time to be here, I always appreciate your visit.

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.

Elisabeth Kubler – Ross

ink spills of life

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One of our newest additions to the family is a rescued mixed boxer, German shepherd, hound mix. He is the absolute naughtiest dog we have ever brought into our family, yet we still adore him, I mean, we all have our faults.

Recently while I was away, someone let him out of his crate and he climbed onto the dining room table and brought down a fountain pen and went to town. After he drained it of all its glory, he proceeded to walk around the house and explore to see what else he could get into……..my room, the bathroom, kitchen, family room, entryway. You are probably wondering how I knew where he had explored, well, his footprints showed me his path. The mess he made of the ink not only pooled onto the carpet where he initially devoured it, but all over his paws and he went on a journey around the house leaving his adorable calling card with every step.

I have to be honest, I just wanted to cry. Living with chronic illnesses makes normal cleaning difficult, but the thought of having to get down on my hands and knees for days on end was overwhelming. But, I reminded my self that even though it was a huge mess, it didn’t have to be cleaned up in one day, some messes are just too big to be resolved quickly.

So you are probably wondering why in the world I am sharing a story about my dog leaving ink footprints all over my house, well, it is because it’s life. We all end up with a huge black ink spot in our lives at times, our health, finances, relationships and even if the mess was created in minutes, it can take a lot more time to clean it up, remove the mess that was made, and restore it back to it’s original state, if that is even possible. We need to encourage ourselves to see that no mess is too big, it just takes time. It takes hard work, dedication to see it through the process, and to be kind to ourselves while we are taking care of it. And, the messes that are of no fault of our own take a lot more fortitude to see through to the end.

Wishing you a day with few, if any, ink spots.

living our best life – just for you

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Whether this year has felt short or extremely dragged out, 2020 is finally wrapping itself up. Like most people around the world, I take some time to not only reflect on this past year, but also take time to look ahead to the New Year. Although I am not one to set New Year’s Resolutions, I do write out some things I would like to add into my life in the coming months.

So my question for all of you amazing humans this week is, What is something you want to add into to your life in 2021?

As always, thank you so very much for taking time to answer my humble questions and taking time to read others’ comments. You guys are the best and I have learn so very much from all of you.

Living Our Best Life – fear

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Fear, just typing out this word makes me feel anxious. It is an emotion that I struggle with on a continuous basis.

I am sure there are many of you who live with a chronic illness 24/7 who are also in the same boat, and it is not a cruise or a party boat. Instead, it is one that you fear may sink, capsize, or may not make it to your preferred destination.

So my question for you today is, IF you experience fear, how do you handle this emotion?

As always, thank you so very much for stopping by today. I appreciate each and EVERY one of you who visit here, you are a blessing.

living your best life possible – choices

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Almost every single person who is diagnosed with a chronic illness is forced to give up something.  And if we are to be deeply honest, it is usually a bucket filled with somethings.  It sucks, there is no other way around it.  But, this doesn’t mean that our lives are not worth just as much as they were before,  things are just different.

Sometimes we are forced to give up something after our diagnosis and sometimes we choose to give up things that we believe will make a positive impact in our lives.

So, my question for the week is, What is one thing that YOU have chosen to give up that has had a positive impact on your life?

Thank you so very much for sharing!

Living Your Best Life – one thing….

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Hello all you wonderful people who chose to stop by today, it is always so good to see you again. It seems if the weeks are coming around a lot faster these days, or it is just me?!

Here in The United States we will be celebrating Thanksgiving next week. This time of year is my absolute favorite, the beautiful trees, the cooler (but not cold) weather which appeals to my being as I am able to spend more time out-of-doors.

So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I was wondering if you can think of one positive thing that has come as a result of your chronic illness?

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, it is such an honor for me to join in your discussions.

living our best life – money

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Hey everyone, it is so good to see today!  I sure do appreciate you taking time to visit.  

As the old saying goes that there are only two guarantees in life, death and taxes.  Money is something that we must have in order to live in the world at this moment in time.  Life is expensive, especially for those of us who live with chronic illness so my question for all of you wonderful people is,  “What is one way that has helps you balance all of your financial demands?”

Thank you so very much for stopping by and taking time to comment.  I feel blessed to be able to share and learn from all of you.

~ wendi is an author of 3 books about saving money and can be found here.

Living Your Best Life – reading

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Blessings my friends and thank you so very much for taking time to stop by, I always appreciate your visits.

This week I have a very simple question, “What are you currently reading or listening to and would you recommend it to others?” If yes, please briefly tell us why…..

Thank you so very much! As always, I look forward to all the amazing responses and this time I will be making a list of all of your (hopefully) recommendations.

~ wendi is an author of 3 books that you can check out here.