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Ann-Ohio
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Again, thank you to Lyme disease .org for posting this woman's story and her "lessons learned" and how she creates ways to have a fulfilling life.

https://www.lymedisease.org/buttaccio-ten-years-lyme/

I write a bit of poetry, which I share with groups via e-mail and Zoom.
And I love photographing nature as it appears in my yard and neighborhood. I share those as well.

Any other good ideas?

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I also wrote poetry and I like to bird watch.

I keep a blessings journal where I write down the good things that happened that day.

And I read the Bible and get immersed in Bible study with a group of women via Zoom. They are super supportive.

I am so blessed to have good friends to communicate with, too.

I think staying isolated would be horrid.

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Inspiring story!

There's so many things I'd like to do that I've put off because of health issues for myself and others.

Now I don't know where to start!

Learning Japanese and drawing and painting are high on my list.

Right now I'm doing small things like organizing the house and a bit of yardwork.

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Japanese sounds like a very hard language to conquer!
But drawing and painting are not difficult to try.
Both can really give you lovely time away from cares.
I think one method of getting into drawing is to draw something
up-side-down. It really works!

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Watercolor can be a very low stress activity. Remember watercolor follows the water and paint with clear water where you want the color to go.

Dropping different colors onto the wet areas produces beautiful results.

Putting two complementary colors together produces brown or gray where they merge. (blue and orange, red and green, yellow and purple).

Other combinations produce vivid, vibrant colors.

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Thanks for the tips! I'm really rusty as far as drawing and painting goes.

I want to learn Japanese because my Mom was from Okinawa and I have family there that speaks little to no English.

I don't want to lose contact with them so I'm going to give it my best shot. My Mom made me some flash cards with some of the more common Japanese characters.

I've heard the language my whole life and speak some but not really enough to carry on a conversation.

Wish me luck!

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That is a great idea! I learned German, pretty much by ear when I vistited Germany, but by then all my German speaking relatives here had passed away. I did take a college course later, but there was very little conversation.

Check around and see if there are any conversation groups (in person or on-line) where you can listen and practice Japanese.

Good luck!

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