“Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.”
~ George Gordon Byron
There is one thing Lyme has taught me that is well worth sharing. Some of the best medicine isn’t prescribed by a doctor.
Here’s some of my favourite medicine.
The smell of pine trees and sunshine.
Posies of sweet little flowers from the garden.
The promise of rain on the wind.
Company, love and cuddles, and a soft bed with clean sheets.
Homemade ginger kombucha in my favourite ballerina glass.
Nurse Bert, the ever faithful hound, keeping me company even when it would be more fun to be outside chasing cows or going on farm exploration adventures with Harry.
Good books, sun-bright mornings, the smell of the ocean, music, wind in the trees, friendship, kindness, meditation, the softness of nightfall, cups of tea, moonlight, laughter, afternoon naps, love.
All of these things help heal me.
Maybe they will work magic for you too.
Thinking of you and sending love, Nicole xx
PS: Here’s a lovely song about letting things be the way they are, from the inimitable Tim Minchin.
15 thoughts on “My Day’s Best Medicine”
This is so true. The wonders of nature and its abundance are more valuable than chemicals I say! Love the pics.
Dear Nicole ,
A good friend suggested I start reading your posts after noticing that things were a bit tough this year. Thank you for sharing your wisdom , insights , love & your take on this funny old thing we call “ life “ . You are an inspiration !
Kind wishes ,
Loved it xxx tim made me appreciate what is mine also …..isn’t it awesome!
If there was a ‘medicine’ cabinet in my house, I would print out this post and put it across the front! A votre santé!
P.S. I will listen to the wonderful Tim Minchin later I don’y want to wake up the household this early . lol
You have touched my heart strings with your beautiful truths . I have learnt so much from your blog Nicole …have you ever thought it should be you on prescription . Burt give your mum a big kiss yer Auntie Cherry gives you full permission.
I love Nurse Bert!
Sending love and appreciation to you Nicole. What a great choice of music, I just loved that <3
It’s my life, it’s not perfect, but that’s alright, I’m not perfect, but that’s alright ,it’s my life and it’s mine. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Susan 💖
Love Tim Minchin. Those stones look wonderful and I really like Susan Gale’s quote. Stay warm and toasty on this overcast weekend, dear lady, as you continue to heal. 🙂 <3
So true. The best medicine comes in many magical and simple forms. Sending lovel right back to you Nicole.
Liked the song and liked the post very true my friend
I think you covered that quite well… good thoughts!
Love the song…..thank you! I hope you are cozy in bed with your favorite nurse! Be well Love.
Very true. Love the pic of the heart stones. I am growing a collection also. Have a lovely Saturday xxx