living our best life – a perfect day

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I know for many of us, how we can spend our perfect day may have changed over the years.  Even if the activities that we can participate in have changed, we can still enjoy OUR lives to the fullest, especially when we are having a good day!  So my friends, my question for you this week is, “Describe how you would spend your perfect day?”

~ Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment.  I hope today is treating you well.  

summer edition

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I am excited to announce that we have another book available on Amazon, Frugal Seeds Summer Edition, 101 Ways to Enjoy Summer with Your Kids for Little Money.  This was a true labor of love as the ideas inside this e-book are how I have enjoyed summer with my kids through the years.

I would be humbled if you would check it out.  Free to read with KindleUnlimited and 99 cents to download.

we need to have a little fun

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Of course we all want to have fun!  Wouldn’t it be GREAT to feel well enough to really, I mean REALLY enjoy a day out or a hobby or a trip?  I know chronic illness effects people differently, but I am guessing if you are reading this blog, you are more like me, “good days” are few and far between and “good” is a very relative term.

Living with chronic illness is hard and some days, really hard.  It can literally suck the joy out of life.  Always being in pain and putting so much physical effort into doing what needs to be done to make it through the day wears on your soul, making it difficult to find happiness.

Hobbies and recreational activities are so important as it gives us time, outside of our own minds.  They can bring joy, positive thoughts, good memories, self-confidence and feelings of accomplishment.  I know that wading through brain fog, pain and discomfort is extremely unpleasant but it is so important to find just one thing….. something new that you can enjoy, even if it is only on your good or better days.

For those who can’t leave home, endless skills can be learned through the internet.  You can explore how to make different types of ethic food, learn a new language, start a blog or YouTube channel , send cards or letters to someone who could use a pick-me-up, attend a religious service, learn to draw or paint, start a stamp collection, meditate, learn to knit, sew or create a loom hat.

For those of  you who can leave your home you could take a free class at a local library, try yoga or Tai Chi class, go see a play or concert, visit a farmers market, sign-up for a class at a local college, join a book club, visit a park, take a walk down your street or volunteer.

You can bring  positive changes into your life just by adding one new activity that brings you joy.

Until next time…..