For you, me, and Mama

For the last two years, I have written about #OneGoodThing every day. It started as a New Year’s resolution, but it’s become a ritual in the Nosy Parker home. Mama and I start by talking about the options. #OneGoodThing is truly a family affair. Abby and Paisley, our beloved Bostons, have made frequent appearances. And my…

365 Days of #OneGoodThing

Today marks the completion of the second year writing about #OneGoodThing every single day — that’s a total of 731 days in a row! Daily writing and persistently positive thinking have not been easy tasks, but I’m so proud to have accomplished this milestone. Thank you to my readers for your comments and encouragement! And…

Perfect pin for Mama

Another great mail day in our house as this gorgeous Everyday Bravery pin I ordered to surprise Mama arrived today. I selected the “Chose Hope Over Fear” pin for Mama because it epitomizes her attitude toward her brain cancer. I adore the inspirational messages, empathetic cards, and lovely designs from the Emily McDowell Studio. The…

Breathe

Today was one of those days I wish I didn’t write a blog about good things. When you’ve spent the entire day in miserable pain curled in a ball, where’s the good in that? My guts were twisting, turning and throbbing. Today was one of the worst Crohn’s flare days I’ve had since starting my…

A down day

Fireworks have been going off behind my right eye all day. If it weren’t so painful, it might be pretty. Like a kaleidoscope. But no, today has been awful. My head is still killing me and making it hard to see any good in the day. But I am grateful for the ice water that…

13 fewer pills to swallow

Since I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in May, I’ve been taking about 40 pills a day to try to get my symptoms under control. Thankfully, some of the pills are dissolvable or chewable, but I’m still left with about 25 to swallow. I was recently able to taper off the awful prednisone completely. And…

Post-celebratory rest

After such a busy day celebrating Mama’s big birthday, we crashed today. We were beyond wiped out from the heat and activity and just needed a day of rest. Today’s #OneGoodThing was having a day free from appointments so that we could rest and recuperate! Day 275 of 365. And Day 641 in a row! 1 year…