Happy Friday! I hope you had a good week. And if not…I hope you have a better weekend!
Fridays seem to be my new “head to the bagel shop” day. Treating myself to something delicious the last day of the week…and today’s trip to the bagel shop was a fun one.
Not only was there a Sheriff Deputy with a huge smile holding the door open for me as I went in, but there was a new guy at the counter who had an incredible sense of humor. AND my bagel guy was working behind the counter so we got to catch up a bit before my order was ready. Glen, the guy who usually takes my cash, was there to razz me as well. Fun all around. And on my way out, hot cocoa in one hand, car keys in the other, and bag-o-bagel hanging from my mouth, I mumbled, “where the hell did I park?” between my clenched teeth. The paramedic who had held open the door for me turned around smiling, “that’s the story of my life!” Just a wonderfully fun way to begin the workday. I don’t know why it all struck me as wonderful, but I still can’t wipe the grin off my bagel-crusted face.
So, today’s quote:
“Stop changing yourself for the sake of other people. You shouldn’t care what strangers think and true friends won’t ask you to change.”
― Avina Celeste
I hope you can read it, read it again, digest it…and live it.
Have an incredible weekend!!!
Well, we made it through yet another week.
You may have had a stressful week, a heartbreaking one, a great week, or even just a “meh” week. Whatever the week you had, it’s over. And I hope you can find some peace and laughter this weekend. It is, after all, the best medicine.
“And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. I mean if I ever sat behind myself in a movie or something, I’d probably lean over and tell myself to please shut up.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
I cackle like a witch. A loud one. How do you laugh when you truly let go? Lemme know in the comments below. And have a fantastic week!
Blogs I’ve updated this week:
Natural Products I’ve Fallen in Love With: added Chiavare Personal Moisturizer…a wonderful all-natural, gluten-free, vegan sexual lube!
And another week has gone by. This one flew! I’ve been so incredibly busy with work and personal life. Augh! And February draws to a close…
This weekend I’ll be celebrating an annual tradition with beautiful friends: Girl’s Day Weekend! A handful of girlfriends that I’ve known for nearly a decade (and then some) get together at least once a year to reconnect, hang out, giggle, and just chill.
As I packed my bags and headed out the door this morning, my lovely husband gave me a kiss and reminded me to take it easy, to not push myself too hard, to take rests and breaks as I need them. He’s been aware the past few weeks had been painful for me. And his gentle reminder to be gentle with myself warmed my heart.
It has inspired today’s very simple, yet very powerful, quote:
“Be good to yourself.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!
Have a wonderful weekend. And if you need it, remember to take it easy on yourself.
Blogs I’ve updated this week:
Readers Choice: Can Men Get Endometriosis – added a 2018 study of a man who developed Endometriosis.
Support Group Meeting – our next meeting will be Saturday March 31st
Another week has passed! This one zoomed by for me!!!
I searched for a quote dealing with chronic illness. I wasn’t sure where the search would lead, but it plopped a quote in my lap that gave me goose pimples and left me crying. So, it must be shared.
“We can feel isolated and powerless when living with chronic illness, but what if your story begins to bridge the barrier or open a way for someone to connect? What if your story offers a glimmer of hope to someone standing at the edge of desolation? …What if your story starts the conversation?”
― Cindee Snider Re, Discovering Hope: Beginning the Journey Toward Hope in Chronic Illness
To all of you who share about this illness (whether you be an EndoSister, a friend, or a family member), thank you. Your bravery may help another. And another. And another.
I hope you have an incredible weekend and honor your limitations and spoons.
Much love, Lisa.