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Author Topic: What makes You feel better?  (Read 32928 times)

Dragon Fly

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What makes You feel better?
« on: December 14, 2010, 01:36:49 pm »
Good day to all...so last night I was filling out my adult function forms, and reading over my boyfriend's letter, and it got me thinking about just how wrapped up I am in the "disability" part of my life sometimes. I tend to worry, worry, worry...and forget to think about all the awesome and amazing things going on around me that actually make me genuinely happy.

So I thought it might be a good idea for us to make a list of reminders. They say that focusing on bad things gets you more bad things. So let's focus on some good things and see what other good things come along...I'll start....

I Love:
>;< Hearing birds chirp. No matter what I am doing, where I am, or how crazy I feel, when I hear birds chirping in the trees, it stops any negative thought I am having and makes me smile.

>;< Smoke alarm beeps. Don't laugh at me. But there used to be a building across the street from me that must have had a smoke detector with a low battery. My boyfriend lived across the street so I was always walking back and forth. I heard it "beep" every freaking time I went back and forth. I decided that each time it beeped, it was God saying "I love you." So when I hear hose beeps now, I smile and say "I love you too, God."

>;< The first sip of coffee when it has just the right amount of cream in it.

>;< My laugh. I have about a hundred kinds. Every time I would leave an old job, the people would tell me they miss my laugh. I haven't really been laughing all that much in the last 2 years....but it's starting to come back. Big loud obnoxious belly laughs. I feel very grateful.

>;< Stretching. I hate to do it. But I love when it's over.

>;< A penny on the ground. I might have been a metal detector in my last life. I scan the ground for pennies and have so far found hundreds. Each time I find one, I pick it up, look at the year, and think of something positive about that time in my life. If there was nothing positive, I say thank you for getting me here. If I was not alive, I say thank you for someone who was and make a wish for them.

>;< Genuine smiles.

Just a few....your turn!!
xoxoxoxox,
Dragon Fly
« Last Edit: December 15, 2010, 02:29:02 pm by plgerrard »
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." --  Friedrich Nietzsche

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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 03:23:42 pm »
Hubby's smile

Hearing the chimes hubby got for my last B-day - they sound like church bells.

When my smallest furry one lies down beside me, stretches her head across my neck and purrs in my ear.

When my biggest furry one tries to fit himself into my lap like the little ones can. I can't help but laugh when he slides off backwards.

Snow on the ground yesterday morning.

My electric blanket.

The sound of rain on the roof.

Watching the sunset slowly over the river. This time of year it is spectacular, since the sun is farther south.

Watching the birds at the porch feeders. We have photographed 54 different species, with six species that bring the babies to the porch rails to feed. They aren't bothered by us - you know the hand that feeds.

The color every spring.

The color every fall.

My oldest nephew's voice at the other end of the phone.

My attempts to sign with my youngest nephew over the webcam. That makes him laugh.

The latest photo of my grand-niece.

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. (Richard Bach)

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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 07:04:06 pm »
You just reminded me of one...my nieces....they are without a doubt the coolest little chicks I have ever seen, and they love their Auntie!!! I'm neutral territory!!

>;<

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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 07:23:29 pm »
I love the smell of the rain on a spring day.

I love seeing my daughter happy and not sad.

I love the smell of diesel fuel..LOL

I love a rainy day, curled up on the bed with my hubby watching a good movie.

I love the sounds of laughter from little kids playing.

I love seeing my pug and corgi get so excited when I come in the door.

I love the quietness in the morning with my first cup of coffee.

I love going fishing, the peacefulness of it all.

I love riding my motorcycle, with the wind blowing in my face.

Most of all, I love my God, Family and Friends............

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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 01:53:36 am »
Dragon Fly, Mousey, and Pati,

I hope as many members eyes sparkle as mine do when I see through your eyes the events as they are expressed as though they are occurring right this minute.

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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 05:48:01 pm »
Rallen,
Now that made me feel all warm inside. Thank you!! :)

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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010, 07:08:20 pm »
Rallen,
    Sometimes I just want to hug you...with all due respect to your wife of course.
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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2010, 09:10:09 pm »
Damn, I don't get stopped in my tracks often but I did just then. I sparkle when I read your reflective, insightful, funny and layered responses!!!
((Rallen))
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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2010, 07:32:02 am »

An addition to my list:


Rallen, who always leaves me speechless, and smiling through tears.


Thank you Rallen !
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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2010, 11:50:52 am »
Seeing my mother.  she lives so far, and i can't travel.  so i talk to her every day in between her visits here.  This may sound funny, but she was a teacher, an always made me go to school unless i was really sick, she kept on my butt to study, go to work, clean the house.  Now, she is behind me in my claim, and for her to validate me, i have to be in pretty bad shape.  But gettin back to what makes me feel better.

This may sound weird, but my mom was always fatter than me.  now that she lost weight, i am fatter, and she has been sending me her old "fat" clothes to wear, and they are very comfortable.  i feel so secure when i wear them.

also, my bunny nuzzling  my hand with her nose when i pet her makes me feel wonderful.

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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2010, 05:46:41 pm »
Waitsince, I loved your post. Made me feel all warm and fuzzy to.  :)

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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2010, 07:46:07 pm »
I agree with Mousey, there is nothing strange at all about how you feel when you wear her clothes.  It is sort of like having her all around you.  I like the thought, it makes me smile.

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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2010, 11:11:24 am »
* putting tiny dehydrated marshmallows in my morning coffee

* fuzzy ridiculous socks

* stomping through puddles in colorful galoshes

* when someone calls just to say hi

* my fat kitty

* lame Lifetime movies

* a really good piece of dark chocolate

* something other than a bill in the mail

* you

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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2010, 01:25:52 am »
 :'(Crying. :'(
I suppose there must be some physiological reason for that.... But what DOESN'T make me feel better is the big ugly crop circles on my eyes after it's over!!

For anyone who has ever had that problem, get some Clarin's eye contour gel. It works like a miracle!

xoxoxoxox,
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Re: What makes You feel better?
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2010, 05:23:21 am »
Dragon Fly,

Can you buy it by the gallon?  ;D ;D ;D

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