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It's time to bounce back πŸ‡

Mar 21, 2017 5:08 PM

Right OK it seems there's a lot of people feeling the affects of winter, storms, very hot weather or just general life across the globe on here and I think it's time we bring back a little bit of positivity to this community.
I can feel everyone's pain, sadness, anger, bitterness, loss across the app and it can be all consuming and darkness. I love this community and all the support we give each other but we also need to spread some happiness and laughter.
There are a few threads for funny pics and quotes but I feel we also need some inspiration and just sharing the pleasures in life so each day I'm going to post what has been my pleasure, my little bit of happiness, my little blessing. It's not the big things that makes life great it's the little things that makes life great.

Today my little bit of happiness, my blessing and pleasure came from my son, he came over to me earlier today after he got home from school and gave me a cuddle and said I love you mum.
My son is 14 and is very rarely cuddly, he is a teenage boy who loves his PS4 so just that one small cuddle those 4 little words made my day all the brighter and it's true what they say, hugs make you feel better.

Please tell me what's been your little pleasure, little blessing or little bit of happiness today? I would love to hear it xx

Mar 21, 2017 5:25 PM

Doing my finger nails helped me to think positive. Plus . Helping my daughter get through her bad day . Made me feel good .

Mar 22, 2017 7:35 AM

I agree Sezzy, we need some cheer and laughter brought back into our worlds. I understand that's some posts are not for everyone, that's OK just don't read them. Some of enjoy a little laugh or just a little escape from our painful lives for a few minutes. My little bit of happiness today is just knowing my daughters are happy, healthy, and safe.

Mar 22, 2017 4:49 PM

Thank you happytoseethesunrise some more happiness and positivity is always refreshing and uplifting 😊

Today my little blessingcame in the form of a new "friend" I've been seeing recently, I thought that as we seem to be getting on really well there are some things that he should know about me. I told him the basics of what's happened and as I tried to give more detail he stopped me and gave me a hug then said it's his actions that will prove who he is and that if in time I want to tell him more then that's fine but if I find it too difficult to talk about that's also fine.
It was nice to be hugged and told only actions will prove what type of person he is and not to be told that he'd never do this, that or the other

Mar 23, 2017 12:12 PM

Sezzy. He sounds really sweet. I am happy you guys found each other 😊😊😊😊

Mar 23, 2017 12:40 PM

Oh. Sounds like a great friend. :) hoping his actions speak loud and clear the positive way. :)

My blessing today? Chatting online with my kids. And my mom getting better with her bronchitis.

Am sitting outside while she gets her hair done. The birds are singing. The sun's shining and it's in the low 70's. (F) just a beautiful day.

Mar 23, 2017 3:46 PM

Thank you both, I really like him and now he understands why I'm hesitant but even before I told him he said we have all the time in the world so we can go as slow as I need, we will build a friendship to make the relationship stronger....

My blessing today, my little bit of happiness was messaging with my mum today while she's in Ireland with my dad, she was telling who they've visited and how everyone is (going on holiday in Ireland means to have to visit all the family! They've not only been to see my dad's family but mum's parents were from Ireland as well so they had to visit their families as well) then mum sending me a picture of the view from my uncles house.....It's been snowing in County Cork!
I love the view from my uncles house normally as he's in the countryside with very few other homes nearby but the snow makes it feel all the more magical!

Mar 23, 2017 10:37 PM

Sezzy. That is awesome you have a great person in your life who will stand by your side and let you take your time to go any further 😊

Mar 24, 2017 6:00 PM

Thank you Westrengirl, it certainly seems that way 😊

My little bit of happiness today, even tho it seems a bit scary, we have decided that we are now boyfriend and girlfriend.....we're still taking it slowly and I'm not introducing him to my kids yet....I think another couple of months of seeing and getting to know each other more first before I bring my 2 into anything.
Being cautious before I envolvoe my 2

Mar 24, 2017 6:40 PM

We got to have windows open in NY today and my sister_in-law survived her suicide attempt last night.

Mar 24, 2017 7:23 PM

Sezzy. 😊 I'm so happy for you. And very proud of you for knowing and setting boundaries that works for you . Yayyy

Mar 24, 2017 7:25 PM

ScaryAnn I am happy to hear she survived her suicide attempt. That is a very scary thing. Is she okay ?

Mar 24, 2017 7:41 PM

Sezzy I'm happy for you. ScaryAnn I'm sorry your sister in law tried to commit suicide. I'm glad she survived. My happiness is it was warm out today. I was able to take my dog for a long walk in shirt sleeves.

Mar 24, 2017 9:15 PM

At this point in time all we know is that she is in some hospital somewhere in Texas. She had her stomach pumped and has been transferred to a different hospital. Hopeing to learn more tomorrow.

On a happier note, my nephew, his wife, and their daughter made it safely to Tennessee. They are staying there for a week before continuing down to Florida to live with her Dad. They left NY around 5 this morning.

Mar 24, 2017 9:23 PM

This depression is for the birds

Mar 24, 2017 10:26 PM

ScaryAnn. Sending prayers your way to you and your family ((gentle hugs)) πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

Mar 25, 2017 9:37 PM

ScaryAnn I hope you're sister-in-law will be ok I'm sending love and hugs to your family xx

Mar 26, 2017 4:03 PM

I forgot to post yesterday!!!! Well here's yesterday's little bit of happiness....

My mum and dad went on holiday for 10days, they went to see my dad's brother in Ireland (my dad was born and brought up in Co. Cork) and they came back yesterday. It was great to see them and to hear they had a great holiday even tho it was a busy one with them going to visit other family members on my mum's side as well (both my mum's parents were born and brought up in Ireland 10miles apart but they didn't until they came over here, London)
It was nice to see them relaxed but amusing to hear my dad's Irish accent even stronger than normal....Some of the customers in their pub found it difficult to understand him at first!!! πŸ˜‚

Mar 27, 2017 6:41 AM

Sezzy, it's always good to get hugs from your kids even if they are teenagers. Both my kids are teenagers and every night before they go to bed, they will come up to me and give hugs, it feels good knowing that my teenagers take the time out of thier night before bed a still want hugs from mom. My son also likes his game's lol! Usually on the weekends I'll have 2 more teenage boys come to the house and hang with my son. They are also his football buddies from 🏫 school. I've spent the whole spring break with my kid's and enjoying it being Flair free for a couple of days this week while the weather was warm and beautiful!

Mar 27, 2017 6:55 AM

Thank you sjogrenspain77, hugs are the best given by our kids no matter their age as they always come from the heart πŸ’ž
I'm soo happy that you've had a flair free couple of days, it makes all the difference when that happens 😊 I hope you're able to have many more flair free days to come through the rest of the year πŸ™‚

Mar 27, 2017 7:00 AM

Thank You sezzy, I hope you do too! Being away awhile gas given me a new take on life, enjoying my kid's more and I even started going to Church as I have been trying to find one that our family would like, my daughter and I went to one last night and think we have found our new church home, it's not big... I don't like big church's and neither does my family and this church reminds me of my old church home back in Florida. It was an​ awesome week with the kid's, I love spring break or any school break they have...I can spend more time with them... I am very blessed.

Mar 27, 2017 7:48 AM

I posted yesterday for Saturday but I forgot to post for yesterday!!! πŸ˜‚ Lol

My little bit of laughter for yesterday was the card my daughter got me for mother's day, I couldn't stop laughing at it. She bought it knowing I would find it funny, her friends tried to convince her that it wasn't a good card and to get something different but she was adamant that it was the perfect card!
My daughter knows me well and she didn't bend down to peer pressure which makes happy that she's able to stick up for herself and do what she wants to do πŸ˜‚

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