F is for friends, family, and frankincense.
I don't know about you, but with my diagnosis came a downsize in my social life. In fact, I am pretty much down to hanging out with my mother and conversing with my cat. But, that is okay. This weeding out process, although at times depressing, brought me back to the really important things in life.
Even though I have truly enjoyed an active social life in the past, I pretty much am a loner. Most of my interests are solo ventures. I read. I write. I knit and play spelling games. I binge on silly television programs and I surf the web. It is fun to share these experiences with another person, but it is not necessary. I am not discounting friendship; just not dependent upon it.
Family is necessary. For love, for support, for purpose...Family does not have to blood, though. My family is awesome. There is no doubt about that. My Mom and Dad have always been there for me, even when they didn't really understand why I needed them. My brothers are without a doubt the best guys on earth and I have been sincerely blessed with unconditional love that exists among the three of us. My son is my ultimate purpose for being here. He is the reason I did not "fold" under the overwhelming news of my diagnosis. He saved my life, actually. Without him, I think I may have just thrown int he proverbial towel and turned out the light.
Since f is the also the first letter in the word frivolous, I need to add a recent my recent interest in the essential oil frankincense. I refer to this as a frivolous issue because this oil is rather pricey. butit is worth the cost. Prior to my introduction to essential oils, I only associated this exotic sounding substance with the birth of Jesus and the gift received from the Wise-men in the Bible. What did I know? Duh...Not much.
Since I just LOVE to plagiarize (Not really. I documented the article with a website at the end, so that you can continue your reading pleasure.), I think you will enjoy this more thorough explanation of frankincense.
What Is Frankincense Essential Oil Used For?
Top 8 Frankincense Uses
Frankincense Essential Oil Benefits
Frankincense Oil DIY Recipeshttps://draxe.com/what-is-frankincense/
I realize that the use of essential oil in the treatment of multiple sclerosis is definitely considered a CAM (refer to Sunday's post), I have had great success with the interesting uses for these natural remedies. NEVER substitute essential oils for medical prescriptions, though.
For more information about essential oils, surf the web. There are several popular brands and many "dealers" out there. I personally use doTerra, but this not an advertisement and I am not on a soap box, so feel free to experiment.
The sun is shining in my little town this morning and there is a feel of spring in the air, so I am going to get out there and enjoy the weather before the impending weekend snow storm. Why don't you do the same.