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Positivity Thread for Sad & Lonely Souls (help me make it if you enjoy spreading happiness)

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posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 10:06 PM
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Hi guys!

Lying in my bed, surfing the internet.. I don't feel sleepy. It's boring and my current activity seems meaningless. I feel somewhat blue for no reason. (It's a normal thing for me) Anxiety is about to creep up behind me, I can feel it..

So, how about making a thread for those who wish to do something with their positivity. A thread for people to post positive things like funny stories, positive thoughts, jokes, good o'l cyberhugs
, a good experience, good memories - you get the idea right? A thread to comfort the sad, the lonely, the lost, the angry.. the ones who need positivity in their life.. Hey.. even Mother Earth needs comfort.. she may be the one who needs it the most - although.. I don't think she is an Ats lurker


BUT - I have one condition, try to be yourself as much as you can when posting something, alright?
Let's spread the Love all over this place peeps!


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posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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Here you go, one of my new favorite quotes:


"Don't cry because it's over...smile because it happened!"
~Dr.Seuss~



posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 10:13 PM
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Hey.. even Mother Earth needs comfort.. she may be the one who needs it the most - although.. I don't think she is an Ats lurker


No she is a lurker. She created a account, but never posted.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 10:26 PM
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I would just like to say that I love this place, and have learned a lot in the time I have been here. I look forward to continue that if possible, and I like the people here, even though I don't always agree with others views, I still respect them, and I would just like to put some positivity out there and say peace to all of you, and stay safe!



posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 10:28 PM
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"A fool is happy when his cravings are fulfilled. A Warrior is happy without reason. That's what makes happiness the ultimate discipline. Happiness is not just something you feel- its who you ARE." ~ Socrates


My friend recently shared this quote with me. Changed my life. I make an effort to just be happy because... that should be who I am!



I've always been troubled with depression but I have made great strides in recent times... if you have any questions for me how I got through it and such let me know... I am pretty young still in University.

I'll brb later



posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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Positive Panda

("\ '(o.0)' /")

He gives lots of XOXOXO's!!!! weeeeeeee



posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 10:47 PM
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^

you called for a panda??



posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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EGGS! They're not a food, they belong in no group! They're just farts clothed in substance! - Dylan Moran



posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 11:04 PM
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Unhappiness is not a trend...Maybe tomorrow will be so wonderful you will be completely amazed by something, someone or even yourself. It probably wont happen in your bedroom so get out and allow it to find you.



posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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Just stare at my avatar for a little bit, that should put you in a positive trance.

Also, look at this thread: Study Finds That Happy People Live Longer
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posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by creatureme
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EGGS! They're not a food, they belong in no group! They're just farts clothed in substance! - Dylan Moran


That's not true.

But if they don't hatch, they do become rotten and foul when they crackup and fall apart.

Fresh eggs in a creative omlette, with cheese and all kinds of stuff - hmmmm, yum.

It's all about the framing and context, and we alone are responsible for the eggs we're laying, and what they will become.


"I am but an egg."
~ Michael Smith, from Robert Heinlein's "A Stranger In A Strange Land"



posted on Nov, 6 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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Be sure you work out regularly, keep your mind sharp with mental exercises, and eat well, OP. Just these few things can often times provide a huge lift in your mood. A daily routine with achievable short, medium, and long term goals might also add a sense of purpose and direction to your life.

Remember that all our moods are temporary (joy, pain, love, hate) and this will all pass. Whatever situation you are in will pass.

Joke time!:

A pirate lookout sees an enemy ship on the horizon from his crow's nest and calls down to the captain. The captain says to his deckhand "Grab my red shirt! I don't want the men to be concerned if I am wounded and bleeding in battle." The battle rages but in the end, the pirate ship wins out and the captain is uninjured. The pirates sail on. Not a day later, the pirate lookout calls down to the captain that there are ten enemy ships on the horizon. The captain promptly says to the deckhand "Go and grab my brown pants!"

Tip your waitress!



posted on Nov, 6 2011 @ 01:11 AM
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Excellent idea, this thread!

If I may try, I would like to speak for Our Dear Mother Earth to remind you to open your eyes to her wonder. Here are some images (tiny wonders within the ordinary) within her greatness that may bypass you or which you may embrace, causing you great joy and happiness in your process of being human:

1. Within an orange there are tiny little orange juice bubbles, little bags of sap, in perfect order, like liquid crystals lying in wait for you to eat. Look at them before you eat them, they from a perfect mandala around the centre of a halved orange and are super perfect in their layout.

2. Ride on your bicycle through the fields, hair blowing in the wind, come into that moment by letting all past and future thoughts fly off your shoulders (be in the now), and feel that joy rush through you when you ride without holding on. Now put your arms out to your sides and reach full flight!

3. Snails leave a beautiful path of satin silk that shines in the sun after the rain which brings the snails out. Look at that beautiful long shiny magical line of snail silk.

4. Look into the eyes of the child in front of you at the line in the supermarket. No, I mean, really look! If you manage to really connect with them by using your eyes you will always experience a moment of absolute truth. It is such a rush of pleasure. No matter who the child, but especially very little ones. They do not mask themselves and if you are sensitive enough you will experience a moment of utter oneness with all things when your eyes really connect. Nothing has to be said. The child may quickly look away, cause he is learning that we are seperate, but still has one-ness in his soul, which shines through when you really look into them.

5. The big dog next door makes these deep rythmic gulping sounds when it drinks from its bowl. I looooove that sound! It is like no other. Listen, and you will hear magic all around you.

6. Look up often. The sky is over your head but holds secrets which man longs for. Become quiet and allow yourself to yearn for devine stillness which lies beyond this world of illusion and suffering. Think past the sky. Also, "chin up" does not only refer to wishing someone strength and dignity, it truly does help during difficult times to put your chin up and look at the sky. Day sky and night sky.



posted on Nov, 6 2011 @ 01:21 AM
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One of my favourite quotes.

Don't walk behind me , I won't always lead.
Don't walk ahead of me , I won't always follow .
Just walk beside me and be my friend.


Great post OP . S+F



posted on Nov, 6 2011 @ 01:48 AM
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The Invitation

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, 'Yes.'

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Peace,sugarcookie1



posted on Nov, 6 2011 @ 03:02 AM
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You say you feel blue for no reason and then declare that soon the anxiety will start. You are believeing anxiety into existance. You have ordered it from the cosmos and now you purchase it.
No matter what appears whether it is blueness, anxiety or whatever, you must be more flippant. Say 'oh look', and look at the feeling, the sensation, it is just a bunch of energy, like a firework going off, see it and it will pass.
All states (blueness, anxiety etc) appear against a clear background. The clear background is where you should put/keep the attention. You are like the sky and feelings, sensations are like clouds passing by.
What people do is stick there head in the cloud and believe they are trapped by a cloud, that they are the cloud (sensation, anxiety). The sky can not be trapped by a cloud.



posted on Nov, 6 2011 @ 03:09 AM
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It is easy - spread one positive thing to someone - even if it is only a smile.

Spread something positive, and you will get out of your doom and gloom.

We all have down times.

We just have to drag ourselves out - look at the beauty of the world, listen to the birdsong, stroke your lovely cat - all gifts.

Look at the beauty of the sky.

Donate to charity - save a starving child - that is worth so much.



posted on Nov, 6 2011 @ 04:21 AM
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An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only
one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.
After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the
woman one day by the stream. 'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.'
The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side
of the path, but not on the other pot's side?'
'That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower
seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.'
Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each
have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the
good in them.



posted on Nov, 6 2011 @ 04:25 AM
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Well, for what it's worth, this made me laugh:




posted on Nov, 6 2011 @ 04:46 AM
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"dont worry be happy"


- see its easy - (:





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