The Real Present

christmas gift and lupus

The Real Present

Everyone is busy. Decorating homes, planning a big meal, buying gifts, and getting new outfits for parties and pictures. Last Friday, my kids reminded me of what is really important to celebrate.

I had a special dinner planned for my family, my two boys, and my husband.

I got pulled into all the busy bee, Christmas to-do list, crazy schedule. My house was sparkly clean, the table was set with seasonal china, and a red table towel to match the spirit of the season. I had a special menu planned for us to celebrate Christmas before our end of the year family trip.

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Do You Ever Feel Like Giving Up?

Lupus flare

We all have our dreams, and in my case, I have worked very hard to reach them, even though not always achieved.

Some days I feel I still have the will to move mountains, others it seems the hills in my path are way too steep and rocky.

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What Type of Mindset Do You Have?

Choices and Chronic Disease

Choices

Last week, I was talking to some book club friends, and one of them raised a thought that spoke deep in my heart.

He moved from another country just a couple of months ago, leaving his wife and cute puppy behind, as part of the long-term process of working visa and expatriation approval.

While he is working full-time and keeping himself busy, he shared how hard such a significant life change can be, and how he misses his former routine.

As he started to feel blue, he decided to take action to improve his quality of life, by taking better care of his physical and spiritual health besides looking for opportunities to build friendships.

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