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Aug 19, 2016 8:02 AM

I took this picture this morning, when I was running in the forest :-) Pain takes away a lot of joy and energy. But we need to remind ourselves that there are still a lot of beautiful things around us. This discussion is meant to be a source of energy and joy. Please go ahead and look for beautiful moments around you, take a picture of them and post them in this discussion :-)

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Aug 19, 2016 8:33 AM

I just found something in my laundry... a beautful surprise to a tedious job!
Dan thats gorgeous... u r so blessed to be near such beauty. Its β˜”raining here!

Aug 19, 2016 9:30 AM

He's lovely 😍

Aug 19, 2016 9:31 AM

My little baby relaxing by the balcony😁

Aug 19, 2016 9:40 AM

Here are some photos from my BFF's log cabin in the mountains. πŸ’•πŸ’•

Aug 19, 2016 9:41 AM

Look at this beautiful fireplace!!! πŸ™ƒπŸ˜Š

Aug 19, 2016 9:42 AM

The other side of the "great room" with the kitchen πŸ’•

Aug 19, 2016 9:45 AM

This is only like 1/8th of the property!!! There's over 5 acres πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Aug 19, 2016 1:36 PM

Tina ⚘thats a great balcony moment 🐱 with ur furry baby x

Omg its beautiful Alwayz! 🌹
Give my love toπŸ˜™ Amy and ask if we 🐴 can live in the barn with the animals 🐎 its a dream πŸ€—

Aug 19, 2016 2:02 PM

What a beautiful cabin!

Aug 19, 2016 5:05 PM

Lulabel, OMG!! It would be amazing would t it??? We'd never stop laughing and we'd have to buy stock in TENA😳
Daniel, this is my BFF's place and this is just a tiny taste of the place, it's huge. 😊

Aug 19, 2016 6:36 PM

Gorgeous cabin.

Aug 19, 2016 9:24 PM

AlwayZ, that makes me missd our last mountain cabin trip (2008). Oh how I miss the mountains. I've always wanted to go back. Have fun and enjoy!!! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Aug 20, 2016 10:39 AM

Flappsy, it's so gorgeous here!! I just took a pic out the window this morning and they had just mowed the lawn.. There's a bit over 5 acres here and it's totally surrounded by trees and off the back of the property there's a river down in the ravine. I hate that I have to come home tomorrow but I need to get back on my med cycle and my own room. Love and {{{Hugs}}} to everyone!!πŸ’•

Aug 21, 2016 2:41 AM

Have a safe trip home, & go get seen for your eye asap! Love hugs & prayers it's nothing serious! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Aug 21, 2016 4:28 AM

Swiss mountains 😊

Aug 21, 2016 6:07 AM

πŸ˜‡U r truely blessed Dan... what beauty to ease ur soul πŸ˜™dear brother-in-pain πŸ€—

Aug 21, 2016 8:13 AM

I recieved flowers ⚘for my wedding anniversaryπŸͺ last week... 🐫a complete surprise!🐴

Aug 21, 2016 8:56 AM

How sweet! And congrats on your anniversary! πŸ’ž

Aug 21, 2016 9:05 AM

ThanQ... a lovely surprise! 17years! 😲

Aug 21, 2016 11:00 AM

When I got out of the house and saw a live musical. Social outings are hard for me & I often have to leave early because of the pain so this was a special treat. I made it all the way to intermission πŸ˜„ It brought back so many memories of when I was in musicals singing & dancing in highschool 😊

Aug 21, 2016 11:36 AM

U look beautiful today hunni x πŸ˜™

Aug 21, 2016 12:02 PM

Crystalina87, that's great! I hope you can get out more.

Aug 21, 2016 6:40 PM

Crystalina what a great picture Sweetie!! I'm so glad you made it that far and enjoyed so very much. I just got back from a jaunt in the mountains for 5 days and I'm SO glad I went.
And you, pretty lady, deserve EVERY one of those flowers and then some!!πŸ’•πŸ˜

Aug 21, 2016 8:30 PM

Congrats!!!!!!! beautiful flowers😍😍

Aug 21, 2016 8:32 PM

Finally!! This is me and my familyπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Aug 21, 2016 8:33 PM

This was last year on my b-day

Aug 21, 2016 8:39 PM

What a beautiful family you have Mamish! Your daughter's look like you a lot.

Aug 21, 2016 8:44 PM

Thanks!!! I'm really blessed with all of them

Aug 22, 2016 3:02 AM

U have a fabulous family πŸ’•
A truly beautiful moment 😚
(I wish i could get mine all in one place... to take a group photo! Hehehe) u inspire me to try Mish πŸ˜‰ thanQ ⚘⚘⚘

Aug 22, 2016 5:18 AM

San Diego CA. I miss it so much!

Aug 22, 2016 5:21 AM

Wow auto... beautiful boat πŸ’•

Aug 22, 2016 2:13 PM

Serene & peaceful & beautiful autoimmunes!

Aug 22, 2016 3:16 PM

Oh how i wish i culd be there!!!!😍😍

Aug 22, 2016 3:38 PM

Mamish, what a beautiful family! You should be so proud of you & them. I pray they always have good health. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Aug 22, 2016 4:21 PM

Thank you so much silvrrry!!! That's what i allways pray God for. I have allways tell him that i prefferd to be sick than to see any one of my family suffering. Of course, that was before i had fybro. Now they are too upset, angry and confused by everything that happens to me. So now i'm praying for my health

Aug 23, 2016 12:29 PM

I pray the same thing for my family Mamish! I'm sure mine is from my mom's side of the family. And I hate to think my kids or granddaughter would get all this. πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Aug 23, 2016 12:35 PM

I know Flappys! more guilt to add to not being the Right mom they desservedπŸ˜†

Aug 23, 2016 12:35 PM

This is my smoking view from balcony. Although i am suffering my better half wont allow to smoke indoors. Lol good for her!!! Gx

Aug 23, 2016 12:42 PM

what a view! i wish i could have a cup of tea there! maybe better, i treat you with a yummy Colombian coffee and we can exchange pain stories!!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Aug 23, 2016 12:48 PM

Gorgeous view, Groggy. Looks like a great thinking spot. Mamish has the right idea . . . a cup of tea or coffee and good conversation.

Aug 23, 2016 3:24 PM

Groggy... Perhaps you should do the healthier thing and start vaping!😊

Aug 23, 2016 8:43 PM

Beautiful view Groggy.! Lol @ AlwayZ! πŸ˜‰

Aug 23, 2016 9:00 PM

Love your balcony! I had to quit when neurosurg said they won't operate if I did not. Now I have found out the surg is a very bad idea for me. But lifelong worsening pain is the future. Pretty depressing, I'll tell you. Enjoy your lovely smoking spot.

Aug 24, 2016 2:18 AM

Thanks guys! @always.. yes i have vape to lol.. πŸ˜‰ Gx

Aug 24, 2016 2:18 AM

My beautiful moment (for this morning)... how sweet is it...🐴 that my dog is trusting enough to show us his balls? 🐫hehehehehe πŸͺ...

Aug 24, 2016 3:27 AM

LMFAO!!! He's airing them out... My bullmastiff does that, she's such a hussy!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Aug 24, 2016 3:28 AM

...she has balls...??? 😲Hahaha... shes got extra! πŸͺπŸͺπŸͺ

Aug 24, 2016 3:39 AM

LOL!!! No silly and I'll not say what I would normally say so I don't shock and offend anyone. But she airs out the Va-Jay-Jay!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Aug 24, 2016 4:07 AM

Hehehe sorry Dan... i seemed to have 😲lowered the tone of ur thread lol...🐴 sorry ⚘

Aug 24, 2016 4:10 AM

No, no... It was all MY fault. I accept responsibility for it all. No worries, I can do that.😊

Aug 24, 2016 1:33 PM

LOL πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Aug 25, 2016 11:22 AM

πŸ˜‚ What a great laugh and picture @Lulabel πŸ’œ

Aug 25, 2016 11:51 AM

When I wanted my hair done for my birthday today and decided to just do it myself & it came out well πŸ˜„ πŸ™Œ feeling good at 29 😎

Aug 25, 2016 1:42 PM

Wow.. looking stunning hunni!...🌹🌹🌹

Aug 25, 2016 3:05 PM

You look beautiful!πŸ’₯

Aug 25, 2016 4:39 PM

Lookin good as well sweetie.. Happy Birthday!!!πŸ’•

Aug 25, 2016 4:59 PM

Crystalline, you look great and whenever we can celebrate our little triumphs, we should do it. Cheers

Aug 26, 2016 9:16 AM

Happy belated birthday Crystalina! πŸŽ‚. You look very nice & younger than 29!

Aug 26, 2016 9:31 AM

Thanks everyone and hello hello πŸ™‹ I hope everyone is doing their best and hanging in there lots of love xoxo πŸ˜˜πŸ™

Aug 26, 2016 11:06 AM

This is my cuddle buddy Paco. He sits with me on my really bad pain days. He lifts my spirits when I need it most when I'm home alone and my kiddos are at school.

Aug 26, 2016 11:17 AM

I can't download the iPhone Pain Companion from the link provided above? Thank you so much LMB for letting me know it is available--I was first led to Google Plus which sent me to Apple Store which let me download the app...but doesn't recognize my email address and I have no clue what my password isπŸ˜–. Is there any way to retrieve my password or create a new one? I don't seem to be able to find a link--I'm locked outπŸ˜₯!

Aug 26, 2016 4:31 PM

Go to the website and do "contact us" for tech support.

Aug 27, 2016 3:23 PM

Oh sorry to hijack thread Flappys! Just referenced from link at the very top here, will follow up with tech support.

Aug 27, 2016 8:06 PM

No problem Marsemouse! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Sep 25, 2016 2:30 PM

The river at the place I grew up at in the woods will always be home to me

Oct 05, 2016 7:03 AM

The beach 🐫in the Canary Islands... so beautiful πŸ˜™

Oct 05, 2016 7:49 AM

Just a small sample of the part of NY I come from. Picture taken this morning on our way to get Rick's allergy shot.

Oct 05, 2016 7:50 AM

Took this one yesterday

Oct 05, 2016 8:44 AM

Galveston. My escape.

Oct 05, 2016 8:47 AM

Montana....my other escape. This is up in Yellowstone close to where my son lives.

Oct 05, 2016 9:24 AM

Wow thats stunning xπŸ€—

Oct 05, 2016 9:55 AM

Beautiful photos! Inspire me to conspire with a friend to travel.☺

Oct 05, 2016 10:26 AM

Hi auto... how are u hunni πŸ˜™

Oct 05, 2016 1:36 PM

Mimikay, can I come to either with you? Gorgeous!

Oct 05, 2016 2:03 PM

My son owns rental property in Montana. Its truly a beautiful place. You are more than welcome to come Flappy. :) this is the view from his back deck. I could just stay there on the deck and be perfectly content..

Oct 05, 2016 2:07 PM

Me - at the beach. Sure miss it.

Oct 05, 2016 8:34 PM

Absolutely lovely!!! I would love Montana just not in winter!!! Gotta have horses.. lots of land to cover and would be a wonderful place to ride!!πŸ’•

Oct 06, 2016 2:20 AM

I didn't see any mountain goats but I laughingly told my son I liked their mountain cows and mountain horses. :)

Oct 27, 2016 12:58 AM

Honestly don't remember planting this 🍁

Oct 27, 2016 1:02 AM

At the lake this summer

Oct 27, 2016 3:54 AM

When you go fishing off the rocks and see the sunrise

Oct 27, 2016 4:06 AM

Cuddles with your little one are the best

Oct 27, 2016 12:57 PM

MKnight - I love sunsets and sunrises. :) beautiful pictures. However no picture can compare to pictures of loved ones.

Oct 28, 2016 6:26 PM

My daughter and I... πŸ˜™
A beautiful moment captured πŸ€—

Oct 28, 2016 6:53 PM

Crystal Beach Texas. Going to miss being there this year.

Oct 28, 2016 7:28 PM

Wow! Lulabel she can pass off as your twin sister! So beautiful!

Oct 28, 2016 8:13 PM

Great pictures, inspiring posts. Thank you for sharing..

Oct 29, 2016 1:52 AM

That's a beautiful shot Lulabel... you're such a wonderful mother, she's lucky to have you.πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

Nov 25, 2016 5:26 AM

Oh wow thanQ Sj... ⚘⚘⚘
just saw ur reply from a month ago! Where was I?🐴 Lol We are so a like...i am blessed to have her... and thanQ Alwayz... 🐫theres nothing i wouldnt do for my kids πŸ€—...or my bestie πŸ˜‰

Nov 25, 2016 11:46 PM

This was on the way home after an afternoon with all my siblings, mum and step dad.
We were crossing London bridge to get to the train station. My son is going thro the "I don't want my picture taken" and "mum you're so embarrassing" stage so he wasn't overly pleased when I told him I wanted a picture of all of us! πŸ˜‚ where as my daughter is all up for the selfies....I have some very random funny face pictures on my phone!!!! 😨 Lol
These 2 are my world and my saviours, I don't know how I would of got thro the last few years if it wasn't for them πŸ’ž

Nov 26, 2016 11:12 AM

Me and my Niece.. This kid just lights up when she sees me and it touches me every time. Such a beautiful girl she is!!πŸ€—πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

Nov 26, 2016 11:14 AM

My Mom and Dad on their 60th wedding anniversary this passed summer.πŸ€—

Nov 26, 2016 11:07 PM

Alwayz you can tell in the picture that you and your niece are close, a gorgeous picture of the 2 of you.
I love the fact that even now after 60 years together your mum and dad are still kissing and cuddling each other, showing their love for each other is still going strong xx

Nov 27, 2016 8:52 AM

Sezzy, thank you so much for your kind words.. I love that kid. I have 10 nieces and nephews and I'd walk through fire for each and every one of them. She just beams when she sees me and will cuddle me dozens of times when she's here. I saw her yesterday and she was over the moon.
Mom and Dad going strong!! Yep they love one another

Nov 28, 2016 10:10 PM

Finally had a day that I could enjoy with my Wonderful husband, Iwish for more days like this

Nov 28, 2016 10:50 PM

Me in my happy place...

Dec 02, 2016 2:26 PM

My happy place will always be by the Sea. I wish we still lived there.

Dec 07, 2016 1:56 AM

New mexico I live this place it is so beautiful and tranquil.,

Jan 19, 2017 7:55 PM

Poppies in the garden

Jan 20, 2017 9:39 AM

That's gorgeous Court!!! Red is one of my favorite colors and this garden is just beautiful.πŸ€—

Jan 20, 2017 12:45 PM

Thank you it helps me keep myself going

Jan 20, 2017 11:54 PM

My best friend and our loyal companion Wilson on another adventure.. ;) if you have watched the movie Castaway you will understand Wilson.. :)

Night everyone. Gonna go get warm.

Jan 27, 2017 4:10 PM

It seems my new car has brought back my joy for driving again.....I would like to introduce everyone to Burtha, my 3yr Seat that I received 2 days ago unfortunately I had to say goodbye to my 12yr Mitsubishi Lancer called Mary that I've had since new, as she just became too expensive to fix (plus she is the last thing from my old life, that chapter is finally closed)

Jan 27, 2017 11:27 PM

Sun through the dark clouds in the harbour.

Jan 27, 2017 11:36 PM

Took this with my friends on the bus a few days ago we wer heading to a few art museums and galleries I was in a wheelchair but it was still a lot of fun.

Feb 18, 2017 1:53 PM

This is the latest from Taji and Persephone. I opened the window and they figured out that there was a bird feeder and birds outside.

Feb 19, 2017 10:10 PM

I picked up photography as a way of helping with anxiety. Searching for beauty and/or happiness to photograph means I focus less on what has me anxious and more on what makes me feel relaxed and happy.

Feb 28, 2017 5:04 PM

My new hobby. Aquascaping and fish husbandry. Not sure how hard it is but I have 25 babies/fry so far. I haven't lost any babies. I have learned to hate ich because it killed my some of my fish.
Thankfully it is a hobby my boyfriend likes as well so I don't have to do it alone.

Feb 28, 2017 10:41 PM

This bug made my day at the Office last april

Mar 03, 2017 11:46 AM

Keeping us company on a boat your last time I was in Galveston.

Mar 03, 2017 11:48 AM

Moments of peace - walking the beach. I need to go back there just so I can breathe.

Mar 03, 2017 11:54 AM

Awesome pics!

Mar 03, 2017 5:51 PM

Thankful for beautiful days with my amazing husband and dogs.

Mar 03, 2017 6:57 PM

Beautiful doggy! Looks SO happy!

Mar 12, 2017 12:32 AM

Thank you everyone for all of the wonderful pictures. Today was one of my worse pain days and the pics reminded me that there is more in the world than just pain.

Mar 12, 2017 12:34 AM

Things I like to do

Mar 12, 2017 12:36 AM

Things that are cool

Mar 12, 2017 9:14 AM

Would love to live in that cabin/log home

Mar 12, 2017 10:08 PM

Great pics!! Wouldn't mind being in many of those places. It's been so long since I've been able to take a vacation or go anywhere. What I wouldn't give to take a little trip somewhere.

Mar 13, 2017 2:07 AM

Just do it!!!
Nike says it better.

Your still above ground ... make it happen live as much as you can!

β€’forgive me for my bold statement.
I don't know your situation.
I do know from my experience life isn't going to wait for me.

Mar 13, 2017 10:16 AM

The picture that I posted was outside of my house in the city. It's been a very long time since I've ​gone on vacation too. Too bad things cost money πŸ˜€

Mar 13, 2017 8:31 PM

Cougarlicious that pic is beautiful 😊

Mar 13, 2017 8:34 PM

Asri. Your pic is beautiful

Mar 13, 2017 11:56 PM

Thank you Westrengirl.
It was the view at a restaurant in Long Beach, Ca.

Mar 26, 2017 9:54 AM

And one more to bring some sunshine to your day.

May 25, 2017 10:48 AM

Sunset on lake pontchartrain march 2017

May 27, 2017 2:57 PM

Wow. Beautiful

May 28, 2017 12:06 AM

Margen00 do you live near the lake? I live in da swamps about 60 miles from there. :) just curious. I miss being on the lake near where I live. It's been too long since I've been able to get out. Trying to change that, though!

May 28, 2017 9:44 PM

Those pics are stunning! Thanks for sharing, I needed a little pick me up

May 28, 2017 10:54 PM

@Elle33 no, I was just visiting. I'm from North Carolina, actually haha. First time on the lake and it did not disappoint! Here's another from the bayou that night.

May 30, 2017 1:35 PM

My son sent this photo to me. He spent a wonderful day at Olympic Park, WA. Hopefully I can visit soon.πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Jun 07, 2017 8:33 AM

My joy comes through these two wonderful men in my life. My fur covered baby and wonderful boyfriend. We make good memories and he helps me keep my motivation with my exercise routine.

Jun 11, 2017 6:35 AM

Stunning photos

Jun 11, 2017 9:47 AM

Wondeful pictures this morning. Thanks for sharing everybody. It is important to take time to see the beautiful little things in life

Jun 11, 2017 1:39 PM

Fishing with my girls a few years ago off my parents dock. "Look dad we caught the biggy!!!!" (that's my hand holding it.) they were so proud. I love them for it. They grow up so fast. πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸŽ£πŸŽ£

Jun 11, 2017 6:16 PM

My sweet baby Stripe who lies n purrs where it hurts most....her n her brother Gizmo are my beautiful daily inspiration....xx

Jun 22, 2017 1:42 AM

This was last night I couldn't sleep so my dog Cole or coco as we call him stayed awake as best as he could the blanket he tucked himself into... So cute.

Jul 05, 2017 12:29 PM

My beautiful moment the other night when my pain was flaring so badly I was i tears. I looked over in bed and saw my too favorite girls cuddling. I live this woman. She supports me in every way she can when I'm in pain. Thanks everyone for sharing yours. It helps to feel connected to others who have similar issues.

Jul 10, 2017 3:03 AM

My favorite flower I like to grow. I actually like the snowball version better but these are pretty just the same. They are peonies.

Aug 15, 2017 6:24 AM

Just got back yesterday for California. This is a picture from on the ride home. Unfortunately I was on crutches the whole time I was there but I still got to go on the beach because they had beach wheel chairs.

Aug 16, 2017 8:42 PM

Pictured Rocks, upper peninsula MI

Aug 19, 2017 5:25 PM

Went to the zoo, almost no animals out but I found this

Aug 22, 2017 6:59 AM

My yard maintenance team bring me a lot of smiles.

Aug 22, 2017 7:03 AM

@ElenteaVita Oh my gosh there so cute wish we had them in are backgardend in the uk ☺️

Aug 22, 2017 8:03 AM

Ohhhhh that's awesome!

Sep 24, 2017 7:02 AM

That is a beautiful photo!

Sep 28, 2017 3:52 AM

A wall on my walk a couple of months ago

Sep 28, 2017 3:57 AM

Beautiful glass in a clients house

Sep 30, 2017 1:26 AM

This is my beutiful moment my 6 month old grandsons amzi g look on his face when he seen blackpool lights

Oct 09, 2017 8:16 PM

Luv photo

Oct 25, 2017 1:55 PM

Went to the Red Wood Forest in California!

Oct 27, 2017 4:52 PM


Beautiful picture and excellent point! One of my biggest problems is being fully present in the moment, given my nearly constant pain. And of course, being preoccupied with worry about my illness does not help either. But I am working on being more aware of the beauty and goodness in G-d’s universe. The pictures everyone has posted are reminders of that. And if you look for them, these reminders are as omnipresent as worry and pain.

Oct 28, 2017 3:05 PM

One little cool weather front and the orchids bloom

Oct 28, 2017 3:08 PM

This is my very most favorite. I usually grow them outside all year. This one I bring in and it blooms faithfully October -December . It is wild looking.

Oct 28, 2017 5:04 PM

Alexd that is an amazing picture

Oct 29, 2017 4:40 PM


Dec 05, 2017 4:13 PM

Yea. She. Is an awesome woman

Dec 05, 2017 4:14 PM

Oops. Posted in wrong place..

Dec 05, 2017 9:46 PM

Relaxing on the couch and enjoying the Christmas tree tonight.

Jan 20, 2018 10:03 AM

So true! I love your pic! Thanks for sharing!

Mar 31, 2018 10:36 AM

Pic I took in Florida

Mar 31, 2018 10:57 AM


Mar 31, 2018 1:19 PM


Apr 29, 2018 4:48 PM

Geraniums so cheery & bright with spring. Such an uplifting view & thus far I've taken no pictures! I went right out & took some.

Apr 29, 2018 4:51 PM

It has been fun for hubby & I to work in & watch our garden grow. We've had surprise strawberry come up from last summer's planting.

Apr 29, 2018 4:52 PM

Here are some of them under the summer squash for this year.

Apr 29, 2018 4:55 PM

And we already have a tomatoes growing after just 2 weeks!

Apr 29, 2018 4:58 PM

How encouraging to be surrounded by spring. My pain is better & I feel peaceful looking at all our spring flowers & summer garden fruiting.

Apr 29, 2018 5:00 PM

I look forward to sharing this bit of nature in my yard, all summer long.

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