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els
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   Posted 4/3/2006 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone.....I was thinking this would be a nice change of pace.  The A/P board has a "Happy" thread where everyone posts something that makes them happy or a positive thing.  I thought this was an excellent idea and was hoping that all of you would help me to get one going here.  Lets face it talking about Depression all the time is well depressing.  And just maybe we could try to lift some spirits while were at it tongue .....


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   Posted 4/3/2006 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I woke up today at 4:30am to my cat Normandy (who weights 20 pounds) sitting on my chest wanting to be petted and purring loudly. 
 
There was a spring breeze coming in through my open bedroom window...which carried the sounds of birds starting to wake.
 
I have made several reply posts this morning and haven't had any spelling errors yet!!  I'm on a roll!!!
 
 
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   Posted 4/3/2006 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
This morning.. i went for a run, with my dog rashida. I haven't been able to run in almost a year due to a bad knee injury. I never realized how much i would miss running, being able to ride a bike, but today i was able to do that, and it was such a beautiful day to do so.
Just makes me happy knowing i have all that i have i guess, and sometimes life isn't so bad at all. Just have to take it one day at a time.

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   Posted 4/3/2006 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I just saved a bunch of money by switching to GEICO!!!!!!Hee hee hee, not really but it was fun to say it. I did have a nice moment when one of my cats jumped up onto my back/shoulders while I was sitting on the john this morning. He snuggled up to my neck purring which was nice.

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   Posted 4/3/2006 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
bluemeanies,  I just had to laugh......thank you!

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   Posted 4/3/2006 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Not to be too much of a Pollyanna, but this thread makes me happy - its nice to remember the good stuff too... my happy moment was remembering my road trip yesterday and driving home with my boyfriend sleeping in the passenger seat and my dog sleeping with her head on her bunny in the back seat. It was a long drive, but there was so much peace in having my two favorite things right there.
 
thanks for the thread els... :-)
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   Posted 4/3/2006 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
When I came home from work today, I noticed that my lettuce has sprouted! The site of those little tiny leaves poking out of the soil to greet the sun just makes me so happy! :) Springtime is here!

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   Posted 4/3/2006 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Seeing this Thread makes me HAPPY!!!!!
We have gotten to "Happy 4" on A/P and it does make peeps smile ,LOL and even roflao
I feel so happy when I hear the birds as well
Walking in crunchy leaves
Smelling a wood burning stove
Making Angels in the snow
My HW family always makes me happy and cared for in so many special ways
Come on all lets get some smiles and chuckles
Bring on lots of good happy memories and thoughts ....poems,songs whatever
Check out the A/P "Happy" threads and you will see what I mean.
Laughing and Happiness is contagious and so great for the mind, body, and soul
God Bless all and be well and HAPPY

Lyn
 
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els
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   Posted 4/3/2006 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Aww, thank you Lyn for the encouragement.  We hijacked the idea but you all from the A/P board are right it is important to think about something nice even if it is just once out of our day.  So while I spent 2 hours of my afternoon today fighting on the phone with my primary insurance carrier about my deductible I was mentally thinking of this thread and eating fist fulls of M&M's.  There happens to be a big glass pumpkin that never got put away from thanksgiving (lol!!) full of M&M's....  Which I really think in the end kept me pretty calm, considering my premiums....I guess I can try to lose that extra 5 pounds I'm carrying around tomorrow.....or I can use the sugar rush and go take a walk...na....I wait till tomorrow tongue !!
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   Posted 4/4/2006 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Knowledge may come from the most unlikely sources.
Shared knowledge betters the life of all participating in the sharing.
Kind heartedness and generosity leads to wisdom; wisdom in turn nurtures greater and better knowledge

An Ancient Proverb,
Knowledge is the most powerful and valuable when fresh, its like a hot rock. if we choose to hide it by swallowing it, it will burn a hole in our stomach, but if we choose to share it and pass it on, it will pass through many hands quickly, warming all those who share it

From a Maori Peoples website, "our indigenous peoples have much to teach us"
Our biggest fear is not that we are inadequate,
our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure
It is our own light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
we ask ourselves, who am i to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous,
Actually, who are you not to be ?.

come on you guys, some poetry, some happy stuff ya like, or some sad stuff that just makes you happy, doesn't matter what it is, how good it is, because it's you, and thats all it has to be, words of songs that mean something to you,

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   Posted 4/4/2006 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Waking up and knowing it is A BRAND new day......full of new things,
Laughing about you and your M and M's Els.....Me it is mint chocolates lol
Happy I can afford a new computer for Cait's BD tomorrow and that it still is a surprise
Happy for you my friend and you know who I mean your emails always make me ponder and thank my God for Life.
Happy to see others join in here
Would be even happier to see more
COME ON ......there has to be something ,anything that makes you have even the slightest hint of a smile or chuckle in your day ....or past memories.......
God Bless......Lyn
 
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els
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   Posted 4/4/2006 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
lets see past memories.....one of my fondest is of locking my little brat of a brother out side on christmas morning when we were kids.  i think he was about 5 years old.  all he had on was batman underwear and cowboy boots.   devil   he was running around the front yard screaming at me to let him back in as it had snowed quite abit that year and was pretty cold.  it was a good 10 minutes before mom caught me..... tongue tongue tongue
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   Posted 4/5/2006 2:46 AM (GMT -7)   
ROFLMAO
A really fond memory I have is when we had a spider monkey "IPPY GLICK" yep it's true....Great animals around our home

Anyways my brother was up in the cherry tree and Ippy was up there with him .....both throwing cherries down on Mom and Dad it was hilarious ,neither would come down ,dad had to get a ladder to get them both...he was cussing all us others laughing ....a sight I tell ya
You would put your toast in the toaster and Ippy would come by and pop the toaster...never once do I remember having brown toast whilst we had her
It is so great to laugh and really feel it in your guts.......
Come one come all .a lil laugher never hurt
God Bless...Luv ya Els


 
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   Posted 4/5/2006 2:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Turning the alarm clocks off and going back to sleep, even though it makes me late for work

The fiestas in tyhe spanish city of velencia involve a curious ritual, which has its origins in the ancient community of carpenters there,
during the year, artisans and artists make gigantic wooden sculptures, in the week of the fiesta, these sculptures are placed in the middle of the main square.
People look, pass and comment, and feel amazed and moved by such creativity, then on St Jpseph's day, all these works of art - apart from one- are burned on a huge bonfire in front of thousands of onlookers.
"all that work for nothing !, said an English woman, while the vast flames rose up to the sky"
"you too will come to an end one day, replied a spanish Woman, just imagine if an angel were to say to God then,
"All that work for nothing"

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   Posted 4/5/2006 3:07 AM (GMT -7)   
AH ...i LOVE that it is so beautiful
Wake up to that alarm you lol
Dont know what's going on here but I feel as giddy as a young school girl
Cannot wipe this smile from my face......
Take care all and keep on laughing and making others do the same....it helps ....REALLY
God Bless.......
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   Posted 4/5/2006 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, here's a story that always makes me smile. Out on the pacific blue, the horn blew. Three of us raced up to the deck to see. Looking around, noting nothing in particular, with the wheel in front of me, I take hold. (Now, mind you the captain is at the helm, right behind us.) With friends on either side of me I start toiling with the wheel. "Kasey" to my right with binoculars glued to the skies and "Bethanny" staring off into the horizon. With me in the middle being completely absentminded. When "Bethanny" casually mentions that she thinks we aren't heading in the same direction anymore. I grap the wheel tighter and turn it to the right, it actually seems to move, so I yank it back it steady the 100 ft long boat. The captain appears wagging his finger at me. I don't speak very good Spanish, and he doesn't speak very much English. So I use a combination of frantic sign language and just keep saying "Lo siento" - which I hope means I'm sorry and "No comprehendo" I don't understand. Feeling completely embarrassed and wanting to hide I run down to the lower deck, where I'm greeted by my professor as "El Captain". Needless to say, I'm a bit shocked. Come to find out, when I took hold of that wheel all of the dining room chairs flew across the room and then slammed back. The bartender just pointed a finger upstairs, "Someone is at the wheel". I was then asked "What were you thinking". I told the truth. I didn't think the wheel was actually hooked up to something, I thought it was just for show. But if it was really hooked up I wanted to find out how far it would go! :)

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   Posted 4/5/2006 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Great story Sadsong!!  I really wasnt going to post in this thread today as my day has pretty much started off bad with my PC's hard drive crashing and going down hill from there but in the grand scheme of things there really is no where to go but up right?  So that is positive... Oh yeah I almost forgot, I finally taught Normandy how to kiss on the lips.  My mom always says "I dont know why you kiss that cat on the lips, he licks his butt".  But I had my dog who pass away trained to do it and now Normandy can.  It only took 8 months for him not to run away from me...lol!!! tongue
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   Posted 4/5/2006 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey I saw this thread and had to join in!!

You guys are great!!

I enjoy my grandkids,
the spring flowers starting to bloom,
the wonderful people God has placed in my life (including my HW family!), and
the love and affection of my sweet hubby!!

Blessings!
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   Posted 4/6/2006 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,

I thought about this thread and the one on A/P for much of the day, and what i was going to put here, and i was having some great stuff, shining on the old brain, but when i got home, had a shower, made a coffee, i forgot the whole lot of it, still waiting for someone to invent a mind recorder or something, will try again tomorrow, but as i wrote on A/P, having something positive to think about is wonderful and this is a great place to start,
"WHAT CAN I ADD TO THE HAPPY PAGE TODAY"

Elisha, ha, i grew up with 80% Girls/Women, i know all your secrets, and then some, women have always made a fuss over me, since i was very young, think ive been where no man has gone before, though sometimes they tend to forget im a man and let me into the world of nail polish, and i am just not interested in nail polish

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   Posted 4/6/2006 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Heres a nice little piece i just found, to make up for forgetting everything i wanted to post
by someone called Veronica Shoffstall "Comes the Dawn"

After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul

And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't always mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises

And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead with the grace of a woman,
not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain,

For plans and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.

So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong and you really do have worth.

And you learn and you learn with every goodbye you learn...

els
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   Posted 4/6/2006 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Sad&lonely1,  We are always here for you, whenever you need us.  I too look forward to being able to give something back to someone else, no matter how small it maybe.  If you touch one person you have made a difference and that is an awesome thought, don't ya think?  Hugs

Brownleaf,  I have a little brother who let me say was a complete and utter brat and still is at the age of 28.  I can imagine the torcher you had to endure growing up with girls.  I totally loved the poem.  I have printed it and also downloaded to my notebook to keep.  I have always really liked Jazz and most especially Nina Simone.  For those of you not familiar with her music all I can say is your missing out she is quite unique......here's a song from her titled Feeling Good

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel

(refrain:)
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Fish in the sea you know how I feel
River running free you know how I feel
Blossom on the tree you know how I feel

(refrain)

Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done
That's what I mean

And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

Stars when you shine you know how I feel
Scent of the pine you know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel


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   Posted 4/6/2006 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Positive for me is being up up up!
And of course last week on our vacation spending 8 days with my kids and watching them laugh and try different foods and looking for shells in the ocean. I do not remember a time to where I felt the most peaceful. I actually stopped and turned around and looked at the ocean many times just thinking about the treasures of life. It still amazes me that little things like shells come to the beach and they are all so unique and beautiful. I am getting mushy now,and want to go back but have to wait until next March!!!
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brownleaf
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   Posted 4/6/2006 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hardly torture Elisha, Those Women have been perhaps the greatest gift of my life, even the one that was torture, allowed me to become a better Man, Love you all "women that is" so thats my wake up happy thought for the day, i like the song too, remeber it from my "into" Jazz days
the thought of if you touch one person, so right, touch one who touches 10 others who touch another 100, and if we all did it for a month, every day, the whole world would be feeling good,
will try to remeber what i think about today, theres something about picking grapes and thinking about good happy deep stuff, just can't remember it

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   Posted 4/7/2006 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
brownleaf ~ You have made me smile today.  I think you have a wonderfully beautiful heart and soul and I am so much the better for having gotten to meet you and share thoughts. 
 
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   Posted 4/7/2006 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Another great story, about the gifts we all have but often never know what they are, "from stories for children, parents and grandparents"

Many years ago there lived a Man who was capable of loving and forgiving everyone he came across. Because of this, God sent an Angel to talk to him.
"God asked me to come and visit you and tell you that he wishes to reward you for your goodness" said the angel "you may have any gift you wish for, would you like th e gift of healing ?."

Certainly not, he said, i would prefer God to choose those who should be healed

"And what about leading sinners back to the path of truth ?"

thats a job for angels like you. i dont want to be venerated by anyone or to serve as a permenent example.

"Look i cant go back to heaven without having given you a miracle. if you dont choose, i'll have to choose one for you"
The man thought for a moment and then said
Alright, i would like good to be done through me, but without anyone noticing, not even me, in case i should commit a sin of vanity.

So the angel arranged for the mans shadow to have the power of healing, but only when the sun was shining in the man's face. in this way, where ever he went, the sick were healed, the earth grew fertile again and sad people rediscovered happiness.
The man travelled the earth for many years, oblivious of the miracles he was working because when he was facing the sun, his shadow was always behind him. in this way, he was able to live and die unaware of his own holiness
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