Here’s What ‘How Perky Works’ Is All About


061 - Copy (2)Hey!  It’s Christie Perkins here, creator of the ‘How Perky Works’ site.  I thrive on positivity (who doesn’t?) and aim to give you a boost of spirit, a chuckle, an occasional tear, and a new perspective (or just an old perspective revisited).

Simply put, I love life and just wanted to share insight into the goodness it offers. Because, let’s face it, sometimes life splats mud on your windshield.  Perspective can get a little messy.

In 2013 I was diagnosed with two types of breast cancer, at age 34.  And, you know what, since I’ve been given a second chance at life I’m going to celebrate it.  I’ve come to understand how pertinent each little moment is and I’m going to take advantage of it.

Before cancer I had this mixed up skeewampus idea that if I mastered the thing in life that I was sent to do then life would end quicker. I know, it’s some crazy way to live my life.  If anyone ever asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I’d tell them “88 years old.”  So, I really wasn’t in any hurry to master myself.

Cancer gave the me realistic perspective that at any moment life can be taken away from me.  So, here I am, doing what I have always loved doing: writing (though, I don’t profess to be a master of it).

Then on February 2, 2016, just 18 months after finishing all my treatments and surgeries, I was diagnosed again with cancer. This time stage 4 cancer. There is no cure for stage 4 breast cancer, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop living. Life is beautiful and I’m going to take advantage of every wonderful, awful, amazing, difficult, and awesome day.

And I’ll tell you all about it.

Not all of my posts are going to be about cancer, it’s only a small piece of me.  Though, it is a big part of the passion I have for life and its purpose so, it will definitely trickle through.  The bulk of my posts are going to be about capturing life’s little moments; the simple things that strengthen our inner smile.  So, yes, technically a positivity blog.

There’s perks to living frugally, having a family; enduring a trial.  I hope we can discover together just how good life can be.  Because looking for and finding good is really how perky works.

This website is dedicated to working a little more perky into your life.  I’ll share some insight, tips, and true stories.  I’m just an ordinary girl who acknowledges the true source of perkiness.  I thank my Heavenly Father for his goodness and kindness in the good times and especially in our hard times.  He is there.  He is real.  And He loves us.

Life’s full of perks, it just depends on whether we acknowledge them.  Come take a look.  Thanks for stopping by.   And oh…

Have a fantastic day!

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    • I’m so glad that we got to meet and be friends! She reminds me so much of my grandma (definitely not old enough but…) she’s so chipper. I’ve learned a lot from her too!

  1. Hi Christie,
    Thank you so much for being in my life during my chemo treatments, you are a blessing to sooooo many people and your Blog is so wonderful!!! Your story will help so many people get through the rough times for sure!! Thanks for being you!

  2. Christie –
    We’re sending SO MUCH love and never-ending prayers your way!! Love you all more than words can possibly express!!

  3. Christie –
    Me and the girls have been thinking of you and want you to know that you’re in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. We would love to take a day trip to come spend some time with you and the boys. Let me know when is good for you. We love you! – Teri, Berklee and Breckyn

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