It is February, and I am from St. Louis, Missouri. February is a time when I and my fellow St. Louisians get tired of winter. The days tend to be gray and the temperatures tease us with a few warmer days followed again with cold, gray and even some more snow. On top of that, the cold and flu season kicks in with a vengeance, kicking us when we are down. Boy, this blog post is uplifting so far this week, isn’t it?
On top of the above mentioned gloom, I had my allergist place eight patches on my back yesterday to check my sensitivity to things like metals, detergents and dyes. When they were done placing the patches, they covered my back with tape that nether breaths nor flexes. If I start to have a reaction, my skin will start to itch under that wonderful tape collage, with no hope of relieving the itch. Thank you God that that has not happened yet! One more thing, I started to come down with a cold last night.
I brought you through this long lament because there are many of you that are going through challenging times as well. I know of others dealing with health issues, job changes, and many with difficult work and personal challenges. We can all use a boost this time of year!
When I am not feeling my best, I ask myself “What can I do to feel better?” Essentially, what is within my control to change?
I have to let my cold run its course and my patch test is very important to continue to try to find answers for some medical issues, but there is always something I can do to feel better.
One thing I am lacking in my life right now is FUN. The nice thing about FUN is that there are so many different ways to have it. FUN is personal to each of us, and yes, we might not be able to get out and have fun in our garden yet, but we can have some fun planning it out. I enjoy reading, so I have just gotten a few books that I am excited to jump into. I love the picture of the women in this post. Let’s pull out some of our favorite tunes and allow them to lift us up!
How about you? What can you do this time of year to add some FUN to your day? Write some ideas down right now and make them happen. You will bring sunshine into your very own day!
Living Life Together: Spending time with a dear friend is a great way to have fun. I don’t know about you, but I laugh more when I am with good friends and that laughter is good medicine. I already have a friend in mind that I am going to contact when I finish this blog post. If you do not have someone, who is someone in your neighborhood, work or church who you can invite out for breakfast on the weekend or coffee? Life is so much better spent together!
Here’s to pushing through these last few gray days before spring arrives by taking control and adding some FUN into our lives!Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels