How you can thrive with depression 5 Minutes at a time

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Hey there Puddle Jumpers!

What if I told you that you could thrive with depression by living 5 minutes at at time?

Here is the story of how I learned to thrive by living 5 minutes at a time.

Does the mud in your life make you feel stuck? Has depression taken over and now you’re spending your days lying on the couch watching TV or surfing the web mindlessly trying to escape?

I’ve been there more times than I like to admit. I’ve been in that mud hole of mental health since I was a child. The roller coaster of good days and then the next really bad.

I had tried over the years to ignore everything that was bad in my life in my first marriage, I faked being happy, and I didn’t tell anyone around me how bad the abuse was at home. It wasn’t physical abuse so, no proof anyway.

Finally ...

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Money Saving Apps ~ My experience with them

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Are you looking for ways to save money without clipping coupons or looking for that next step to “extreme” savings with coupons? Here are a few money saving apps for your phone to get you started!


Berrycart helps you save on all natural, organic, gluten free and Non-GMO foods!

Where can you use it? Any store that provides a receipt. Please see their FAQ for details

How do you get paid? Gift cards or PayPal.


Shrink is another app that has a lot of natural, organic, gluten free and Non-GMO foods.

Where can you use it? In-store or online purchases. Please see their FAQ for details

How do you get paid? PayPal, Venmo.


Ibotta is very popular. Unlock the offers, learn a little about the products and save!

Where can you use it? They have over 300 retailers parti...

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Gift of love – A Handmade Shawl

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I received a beautiful gift from someone who doesn’t even know me.

A few weeks ago I posted on my personal Facebook page that I have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

One of Jim’s step sisters asked for our address because she wanted to send me something.

I received this gift of love on Oct 6,2017…


It’s a handmade shawl made from the ladies of her church.

It came with a very beautiful card and she wrote me a very nice note to go with it.

I am a horrible photographer so the picture does not do it justice. I thought I had gotten the green in the picture to be close to what color it is but I didn’t. The green is a much more creamy color.

Instantly I have a connection with this beautiful gift… several.

It looks like a doily when it’s laid out like I put it.

Oh this alone is enough for me...

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