New Things

I’m digging deep to find things to be positive about today. It’s been a week since I’ve been able to get out of bed.

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Hello dear reader.

This is the last post for Chronic Living. I know you’ve all been holding your breath wondering what the new name of this blog will be. I really appreciate those of you who took the time to share your preference. The new name is… drum roll please… Finding Life Through Pain. It was a landslide. There was actually only one vote that wasn’t for that one.

Since we’re making changes, there’s one more I’m going to ask several of you to make. When you read this blog from a link on Facebook or Twitter, please put your likes or comments on the actual blog site. It’s difficult to keep up with when responses are coming from different places. It’s even more important now with so many people leaving Facebook. When you follow the link to the blog site, there’s a button you can use to follow the blog from there. You’ll get an email when a new post is up.

Okay, the business end is done. Now let’s talk about something positive (not that those were negative). I’m digging deep to find things to be positive about today. It’s been a week since I’ve been able to get out of bed. One good thing is that I’ve had lots of time to listen to my audiobooks. Did I tell you I’m addicted to them? I love to read, and since I plan to actually be published someday, reading is vital. I also love to do my craft stuff. When I discovered audiobooks I realized I could do both at the same time. I can “read” while I’m cleaning, cooking, driving, or almost anything. Also, when I’m in bed and can’t stand any light because of the headaches, I can even read then! There are a lot of places online where you can download audiobooks for free. Librivox has a lot of classics (I absolutely adore Dickens), YouTube has a good selection, just Google ‘Free Audiobooks’ and you’ll find tons. There is also Audible. It’s not free, but you can choose the option that’s not very expensive. My favorite thing about Audible is the Daily Deal. Every day there’s a different book at a reduced price (between $2 and $5). I’ve discovered some incredible authors like that, ones that I’d have never known to look at. Warning: I shared Audible with my daughter and now she’s as addicted as I am.

Another positive, and this one’s even bigger than audiobooks! I have the most wonderful husband any woman could ever imagine! That’s a positive I hang onto no matter how bad things get.

What are some of the positives you grab onto when everything seems horrible? What keeps you going?

I didn’t mean to turn this into a commercial for audiobooks. You know I tend to rant at times. And I found a positive to write about.

So on that note, I’ll say goodbye to Chronic Living and be back soon to say hello to Finding Life Through Pain

Until next time…

4 thoughts on “New Things

  1. I love the new blog name! I believe in the value of pain and struggle in molding our character and allowing us to really know who we are and why we’re here. Philosopher Alain de Botton called pain “wisdom in coded form,” and I think that’s just a lovely way to put it.

    One positive thing I hold on to when things are rough is the gift of words. Whether by reading or writing, I find that words always save me. 🙂

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  2. Audio books are a great thing to be positive and thankful for! As the above mentioned daughter, I can definitely confirm everything you just said. Plus, I can work out while reading! Even cook while reading! That’s my favorite thing to do now. I am so glad you finally convinced me to try it. And I love that we share it now. It’s so cool to just spends hours sometimes talking about the books we’ve read and sharing new ones with each other. That’s one of the positives I try to always remember, the relationship I have with you. It means so much to me and I’m so thankful for it. You are always there for me, whether it be advice or just to laugh. I love you, Mom! :* :* :*

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