We’re all in need of a little pick-me-up from time to time. Some of us are exhausted, demotivated, burned out, and we’re finding precious few things to be happy about (well… besides junk food…). The world’s so full of darkness after all. But life’s got plenty of wonderful things to bring us joy and make us smile, too! Sometimes, it just takes a gentle reminder. This one’s from us.

Dumbledore said that happiness can be found in the darkest of times “if one only remembers to turn on the light,” and we’re huge believers in that. So here’s us flicking on the lights for you! Our team at Bored Panda has put together this list of some of the most wholesome, heartwarming, and uplifting pictures and stories to bring that spark of happiness back into your lives, dear Readers.

As you’re scrolling down, remember to upvote the pics that made you smile the widest and be sure to share ‘em with those of your friends who you think might need a virtual hug. In the mood for some chicken soup for the soul? Check out Bored Panda’s other recent super-wholesome posts here, here, and here.

Sarah Vero from 'Action for Happiness' went into detail with Bored Panda about finding real happiness and how to move forward after the exhausting year that we've had. You'll find her insights below.

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I Don't Have Anyone To Celebrate With But I'm 7 Years Clean Of Heroin Today. Yey Me

I Don't Have Anyone To Celebrate With But I'm 7 Years Clean Of Heroin Today. Yey Me

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The Cute Cat
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9 months ago

Yeeeeeeyy

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A Single Gay Man Is Only Allowed To Adopt A Child With Disability, So He Adopts A Girl With A Down Syndrome, That Was Rejected By More Than 20 Families

A Single Gay Man Is Only Allowed To Adopt A Child With Disability, So He Adopts A Girl With A Down Syndrome, That Was Rejected By More Than 20 Families

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Lauren Caswell
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9 months ago

So glad they found each other :)

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#3

My Son Always Texts To Say He's On His Way Home. So I Open The Door, Letting His 17-Year-Old Cat, And 16-Year-Old Doggo Know That He's On His Way. This Is Them Waiting For Him

My Son Always Texts To Say He's On His Way Home. So I Open The Door, Letting His 17-Year-Old Cat, And 16-Year-Old Doggo Know That He's On His Way. This Is Them Waiting For Him

Thought it was adorable and wanted to share.

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago

The perfect welcome!

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For Sarah from 'Action for Happiness,' living a life of happiness and a life of duty and purpose aren't polar opposites: they're both closely interlinked with one another. "Finding real happiness isn't about always seeking a temporary state of feeling good. A lot of what actually makes us happy relates to duty and purpose," she said.

"The 10 keys to happier living are giving, relating, exercising, awareness, trying out, direction, resilience, emotions, acceptance, and meaning. We are likely to be happier if our lives have direction, meaning and purpose and if we are part of something bigger than ourselves," Sarah said that living a life full of purpose with a clear sense of direction while also lending others a helping hand is a more fulfilling one than blundering about aimlessly.

#4

After Stage 4 Cancer & 20 Months Of Chemo, My Kid Rang The Bell

After Stage 4 Cancer & 20 Months Of Chemo, My Kid Rang The Bell

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago

Congratulations!!!

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#5

The Client Was Supposed To Wear This Dress For Their Session That Was Canceled, So I Asked My Husband's 87-Year-Old Grandma If She Wanted To Model The Dress For Me

The Client Was Supposed To Wear This Dress For Their Session That Was Canceled, So I Asked My Husband's 87-Year-Old Grandma If She Wanted To Model The Dress For Me

After a little hesitation, I convinced her to do it. I did her make-up, brushed her hair and put the dress on her, she was the happiest little old lady I’ve ever seen. She said she felt like she was a bride again and how she wished her husband was still on this earth with us so she could remarry him again. Btw, it was also her birthday, so it was the perfect little gift to up her spirits

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Princess Toadstool
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9 months ago

Your grandma is rocking it

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#6

The First Selfie My Grandpa Took With His New Phone

The First Selfie My Grandpa Took With His New Phone

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Lauren Caswell
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9 months ago

Squirrel: s**t, I wasn't ready for a photo!

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"Giving or doing things for others is another example. Relating is about being connected to other people and being part of a community. Duty and purpose don't have to be serious things, being part of a cause that you care about or taking part in charity fundraising, all these things make us happy and fulfilled. We should see these things as acts of service that help us to be happy and help other people at the same time. Awareness is about appreciating each moment no matter what we are doing at the time."

Sarah gave us some very tips on how to deal with our current feelings of isolation, burnout, and exhaustion. She also shared how we can rediscover our joy of living. First of all, she highlighted the fact that it's perfectly "ok not to be ok," since it's normal to feel isolated and burned out "during a traumatic experience like a pandemic." The key is not to punish yourself for struggling during these difficult times.

#7

The Very Last Message My Lil Girl Minnie Made Sure I Had Before She Passed Away This Year

The Very Last Message My Lil Girl Minnie Made Sure I Had Before She Passed Away This Year

Daddy can hear your voice every time I read this and I miss ya more than you'll ever know.

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Lauren Caswell
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9 months ago

Best reason for a tattoo ever

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#8

Today I Have 2 Years Sober From Fentanyl, Meth, Crack And Alcohol! This Is A Day I Felt Like I Would Never See, Definitely Smiling Today

Today I Have 2 Years Sober From Fentanyl, Meth, Crack And Alcohol! This Is A Day I Felt Like I Would Never See, Definitely Smiling Today

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Courtney Sych
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9 months ago

Amazing!

River Webb
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9 months ago

good on you! hope you keep smiling forever :)

I I
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9 months ago

keep it up , you look great , you're stronger than most

Philly Bob Squires
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9 months ago

Looking beautiful! Congrats on beating your demon.

Canlyn62
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9 months ago

Keep up the good work! CONGRATS

TheReader19
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9 months ago

Congratulations, I've been trying to give up sugar for tens years with no luck (true story)

Rens
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9 months ago

What an amazing achievement, you have so much to be proud of, and so much life to live! Well done!

Kyle
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9 months ago

Keep it up!

IlovemydogShilo
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9 months ago

Good on you Lass. Keep going and Good Luck.

Ashley Harrold
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9 months ago

Thats awesome :)

Vanessa Dines
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9 months ago

You are an amazing person, please don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

Auggie LaBonte
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9 months ago

Keep going! HUGE accomplishment

Stephanie IV
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9 months ago

Keep walking your good walk, well done, you!

Uhulifant
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9 months ago

It's really amazing when you realize how much pain she had/have..

Freloise_Raven
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9 months ago

Nice job!

urszulat
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9 months ago

A fantastic accomplishment!

Nigel Rodgers
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9 months ago

Glowing!

Cee Mor
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9 months ago

YEAH!!!!!

WholesomeArmyweeb
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9 months ago

omG! Good job! I’m proud of you 😊

Julia Cargile
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9 months ago

Yeah you!

Anna McHugh
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9 months ago

Fantastic!!!

Zena Marsh
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9 months ago

You look amazing! Keep up the Good Work!

varwenea
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9 months ago

Happy Revitalized 2 Years old!

Tracy Taylor
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9 months ago

You've done so well you deserve to be proud of yourself. You're amazing.

Deep
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9 months ago

You go girl! Many more to come.

MRSS
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9 months ago

Congratulations to you!!! It gets easier every day. Just remember that girl!!

Jackie Nettleton
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6 months ago

Congratulations, here’s hoping you have many many more years of celebrating this

Marisa Caputo
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8 months ago

You are a rock ⭐!

BG Rey
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8 months ago

Congratulations 🎈 keep it going 😄

Jill Tremblay
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8 months ago

Good for you !

Brooklynn Beall
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9 months ago

great job!!!

Jacqui Steward
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9 months ago

Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Janis Herger Hilton
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9 months ago

You go girl!! 💜👍🏻🌺

Kim Lorton
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9 months ago

Way to go! Congratulations!!

Susan L. Miller
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9 months ago

Congratulations- live long and prosper!

loretta hines
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9 months ago

You look beautiful.

loretta hines
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9 months ago

You look beautiful. So happy you made it through rehab, may you have many more healthy happy years

Dana Ward
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9 months ago

Congratulations❣🤩

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
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9 months ago

Congratulations, keep going+maybe help others to get clean too.. ?

Etty Donnelly
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9 months ago

Well done beautiful

Sue Clifford
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9 months ago

You go girl.

Nadiya Zab
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9 months ago

Wow, believe you can do it, I believe in you

Bunny Lady
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9 months ago

Brilliant! You go girl!!!!!!!!!!

K. Kerry Kozak
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9 months ago

You should be SO PROUD that you decided to save your own life!! Way to go!!

Irene Walton
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9 months ago

very proud of you!!

Eithne Griffiths
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9 months ago

You rock.

Marisa Caputo
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9 months ago

Fantastic!!!

Teri Campisi
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9 months ago

Congrats! Keep up the good work! Proud of you!

Mauve Mouse
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9 months ago

Kicking even one of those things is fantastically difficult, and you beat them all! Nothing can stop you now!

Sue Clasen
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9 months ago

A great thumb up for your strength!

bernie spina
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9 months ago

Hooooray!!! Job well done!

Mollie Hollar
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9 months ago

You're a strong, beautiful woman! 💗

Joanna Kern
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9 months ago

Bravo

Deborah Hall
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9 months ago

GREAT JOB!!!! THAT'S A VERY HARD GOAL TO ACCOMPLISH SO THE WORLD IS NOW AT YOUR BECK AND CALL!!!!

Wendy Bryan
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9 months ago

Good for you!! Every day that you're clean is another day you're ALIVE and not dying.

Peter Beal
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9 months ago

Congrats - a huge achievement.

Zosia Connaughton
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9 months ago

You are supercalifragalisticexpialdocious

Mya Lugar
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9 months ago

How wonderful!! Remember, drugs don't love you, will never care if you're in emotional or physical pain, or ever have the chance to change your life for the better. Be strong and courageous.

Slune
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9 months ago

You are such a beautiful young woman! Great you l

Diana Powers
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9 months ago

Keep it up. There's a lot of magic and beauty ahead of you. Be well and healed and go find your joy. Blessings on your beautiful head!

P Brixey
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9 months ago

Well done.

eezycheezes101
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9 months ago

Congrats!! You are amazing! I'm so happy that you're here today and that you have a chance to celebrate! Also, may I just say, your teeth are gorgeous (ngl that sounds kinda weird coming from a stranger) and your eyes are absolutely stunning..

Donna Baker
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9 months ago

Leep it up stay strong

Deborah Shea
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9 months ago

Truly amazing! Well done!

Aciddiamond
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9 months ago

I’m so proud of you! What an amazing journey! 👏🏻 IWNDWYT

Kit The Dudess
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9 months ago

She is beautiful.

Lorraine Bryan
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9 months ago

WONDERFUL!

Mcgrela mcgrela
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9 months ago

Congratulations well done.

Eric Forster
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9 months ago

Hugs!

Inger-Lise Ostrem
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9 months ago

Amazing! I don't know you, but I'm proud of you!

Susan Mercurio
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9 months ago

You are so young and beautiful. You have given yourself the best present ever.

Meg Needler
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9 months ago

Congratulations!🎈

Elizabeth Gardner
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9 months ago

well done keep it up!

Julia Young
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9 months ago

You are fantastic!

HorseMuse
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9 months ago

Well done Lass! Keep digging into loving yourself THAAAAT much !

ella
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9 months ago

You got this 🌹😊

Elizabeth Evans
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9 months ago

Well done

Darlene Melcon
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9 months ago

Congrats

Pat Wooster
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9 months ago

Wonderful!

Camilla Koutsos
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9 months ago

That’s fantastic!

Cj Howard
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9 months ago

How did you do it?!

katboxjanitor
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9 months ago

Happy Birthday!

Claudia Espindola
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9 months ago

Congratulations!

Elizabeth Williams
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9 months ago

💕💖

Michael McNeely
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9 months ago

Beautiful!! You must feel great! God Bless You!

Michela Dorman
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9 months ago

Way to go!

Lee Hernandez
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9 months ago

Much love and happiness to you even though you are a stranger to me. i am so happy for you!

KAREN
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9 months ago

⭐💫🌠👍🌬💋

Annie
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9 months ago

Congratulations, you did it!

M Kate McCulloch
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9 months ago

what finally convinced you? Because I'd like some magic words to help someone - I miss her...

Studio5301
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9 months ago

happy for you. You go girl!

Julie McCann
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9 months ago

Congrats!!!

Lynn Morello
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9 months ago

Hold your head up high young lady, you have earned it. Well done.

Joanne Hudson
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9 months ago

Congratulations!

Gail Cloutier
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9 months ago

Congratulations and best of luck!!

Martha Higgins
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9 months ago

Congratulations and best wishes for a lifetime of sobriety. You definitely don't need that s**t!

Anne Julio Amaral Cordeiro
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9 months ago

💞

Merilyn Horton
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9 months ago

Wonderful

LaurieAnne Smith
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9 months ago

Well done. Keep up the amazing work.

Elly Clifton
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9 months ago

You look so well, excellent effort

LJ Harwood
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9 months ago

So happy for you and wish you all the best for a long healthy life.

Cynthia Marrs
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9 months ago

S is for saved. So glad you have won the battle. We're all on your side.

Thomas Turnbull
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9 months ago

Your beautiful never forget that

Patzpie
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9 months ago

Congratulations and keep working your program☺️

Kim Davis
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9 months ago

You go, girl!

Diane Packard
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9 months ago

Wow!!! Good job!

Bernardita Valdés
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9 months ago

Comgrats! Awsome job!

Hollysmom
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9 months ago

Congratulations

m squared
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9 months ago

Congratulations, baby girl. So many people you've never met are proud of you.

Shirley Kalinowski
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9 months ago

congrats ! stay strong

Fricsmom
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9 months ago

👍👍🎺🎺

Mingi Football
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9 months ago

You are beautiful!

Lui UndaKnine
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9 months ago

We are all smiling right along with you!

Caroline Wilcox
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9 months ago

Good for you. You're worth it!!

Merrill N. Munro
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9 months ago

That's a total win! You rock, sister! Keep that positivity going!

Fixin'Ta
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9 months ago

Time for another internet-wide celebration!

Jennifer Courtemanche
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9 months ago

Well, you look absolutely GORGEOUS! Keep fighting the good fight!

Lauren Davis
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9 months ago

You keep going, dear one. You're a miracle.

Oogiebogieaugiedaddy
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9 months ago

My congratulations go out to you as I know it had to be difficult to over come but you made it. Wishing you the best life ever! Remember that real friends will not try to take your sober ness away from you, don't let them!

Steve Coady
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9 months ago

You are awesome and an inspiration 💃💪

Amy Mo
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9 months ago

Congratulations and best wishes ❤️

Natalia A
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9 months ago

Well done! That's amazing!

KimTx
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9 months ago

Congratulations! You are a true warrior! Keep fighting!

Lynne Monteith
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9 months ago

So happy we get to share this with you!

MyCatsTheRealPanda
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9 months ago

Great job!

Nikki Hilton
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9 months ago

Congratulations!

Tizz2013
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9 months ago

Congratulations 👏🥰

Marc
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9 months ago

You are a hero

Mikel
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9 months ago

You ROCK!

Sheila Stamey
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9 months ago

A struggle of monumental proportions. I know whereof I speak.

Corey Brown
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9 months ago

Awesome!!

Monica Benson
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9 months ago

Looking AMAZING and HEALTHY good job👍

Purr·maid
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9 months ago

Woohoo!!!

Kelly Hall
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9 months ago

Just wow!! Good on ya!

deanna woods
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9 months ago

Keep up the good work.

Mamma Mia
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9 months ago

Congratulations! Looking great!

Tinykame
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9 months ago

Get it girl!!!

Mark Howell
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9 months ago

Well done you ))

Sammy
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9 months ago

This is amazing!

Diemond Star
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9 months ago

Congratulations you are awesome!!!!

pusheen buttercup
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9 months ago

Woot!

*me*
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9 months ago

YAY

Dispatcherqueen
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9 months ago

Congratulations!!

Eslamala
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9 months ago

Wow! Congrats!

Dana Grunwald
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9 months ago

Great!

Leonel Roque
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9 months ago

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Crack head!!

Sista of the moon
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9 months ago

Oh, shut up.

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#9

Spent The Second Half Of 2020 Homeless, NYE In A Mental Hospital, Then Caught Covid The Week I Was Released. Tonight Is My First Night In A Proper Bed, And I Built It Myself

Spent The Second Half Of 2020 Homeless, NYE In A Mental Hospital, Then Caught Covid The Week I Was Released. Tonight Is My First Night In A Proper Bed, And I Built It Myself

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9 months ago

Go you!

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"Don't be down on yourself for struggling, most people are in the same boat. If we admit that we are struggling we can start to take steps to get better. Don't suffer alone, talk to friends and family, let them know what's going on, and make time for meaningful conversations," Sarah from 'Action for Happiness' suggested that we open up to our loved ones more. However, that's not all.

"Start taking small steps to support your mental health and wellbeing. Are you getting the basics right? Eat healthy food, get enough sleep, and daily exercise. Take time for yourself, go outside and be in nature, notice the way the seasons are changing at the moment. Plan time in your diary to do something you love like creating art or music," she said.

#10

The French Welcome

The French Welcome

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Gin Marie
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9 months ago

This is wonderful.

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#11

8 Years Sober From Heroin Today And A Week Without Cigarettes (Though I'm Having Trouble). I Don't Have Anyone Really To Share With So Here I Am. Here's To The Future

8 Years Sober From Heroin Today And A Week Without Cigarettes (Though I'm Having Trouble). I Don't Have Anyone Really To Share With So Here I Am. Here's To The Future

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Gin Marie
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9 months ago

Good going!

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#12

Anxiously Awaiting Toy Retrieval

Anxiously Awaiting Toy Retrieval

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago

Aww hugging also

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What's more, even though we might be feeling sapped and down, it's the perfect time to think about others, not just ourselves. "Think about how you can reach out and do things for others, help a neighbour or volunteer for a cause, we get happiness high from helping other people. Or start small and simply list three things that you can be grateful for each night before bed. Take it slow and be kind to yourself, the world is starting to open up but go at the pace that feels good for you," Sarah advised us how we can take the first steps to step out of the pandemic lockdown fog and into the sunlight.

#13

I Lost My Baby And Stranger From The Internet Made Me A Bear With The Same Size And Weight

I Lost My Baby And Stranger From The Internet Made Me A Bear With The Same Size And Weight

It is so beautiful to have a physical representation of my baby that I can hold and I am so thankful.

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rgr8
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9 months ago

beautiful!

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#14

Our Cat Had Kittens Two Days After We Had Our Baby Girl. This Kitten Climbs Into Her Lounger Whenever He Has The Chance. I Think These Two Were Destined To Be Best Buds

Our Cat Had Kittens Two Days After We Had Our Baby Girl. This Kitten Climbs Into Her Lounger Whenever He Has The Chance. I Think These Two Were Destined To Be Best Buds

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago

Omg cuteness overload🥰🥰🥰

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#15

My Husband Passed Away 2 Weeks Ago And In The Garage Behind A Piece Of Paper Hanging On The Wall I Found This

My Husband Passed Away 2 Weeks Ago And In The Garage Behind A Piece Of Paper Hanging On The Wall I Found This

In the months before his passing he was unable to talk due to his brain cancer, so finding this note from him meant the world to me and is something I will cherish forever. We were married for 24 years. I hope this post inspires people to take time to leave little notes for their loved ones. The comfort they can give is priceless.

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Princess Toadstool
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9 months ago

I’m sorry for your loss

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Previously, I spoke about the relationship between helping others and happiness with Vanessa King, the Head of Psychology at ‘Action for Happiness,’ a movement that’s dedicated to creating a happier, more caring society. The Dalai Lama is the movement’s patron and King is the author of '10 Keys to Happier Living.'

King told Bored Panda that an important part of being happy is helping others and doing kind things for them.

"If you think about it human beings are social species, we evolved to live in groups so working together and doing things to help each other is the social glue that keeps us together,” King explained.

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Happy I Got The Happiest Photo With My Best Friend

Happy I Got The Happiest Photo With My Best Friend

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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9 months ago

omg its beautiful! I WANT ONE!(anyine have any clue what it is?)

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#17

Jamie Couldn't Play Sports Because He Has Cerebral Palsy, But The Team That He Works For As A Janitor Awarded Him A Ring

Jamie Couldn't Play Sports Because He Has Cerebral Palsy, But The Team That He Works For As A Janitor Awarded Him A Ring

"I'm not a player or coach, yet greatly enjoy serving the Greenwood football program as their janitor. I was humbled today as they shared their state championship with me by gifting me with a ring. What fun it is to be a Greenwood Bulldog!"

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Raine Soo
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9 months ago

Jamie seems like a great guy and good on the Greenwood Bulldogs for giving him a ring. It makes him feel like part of the team.

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#18

I And Two Coworkers Realized We Were Wearing The Same Coat. The Only Option Was To Zip Them Into One Three Person Coat

I And Two Coworkers Realized We Were Wearing The Same Coat. The Only Option Was To Zip Them Into One Three Person Coat

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Princess Toadstool
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9 months ago

Clever!

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"Participating in group activities and community events makes us happier too. When we do things for others it activates the reward center in the brain, so when we give a gift it feels the same as receiving a gift," King detailed to Bored Panda in an earlier interview.

Even if we’re not usually altruistic, King had some wonderful news for us: it’s a learned skill that we can develop step by small step. It all comes down to consistently working at it every day. “At Action for Happiness, we provide daily actions and advice on small changes you can take each day to start bringing more kindness into your life. Small daily actions one at a time can help us to make altruism a lifetime habit. You could start out small by deciding you are going to smile at everyone you meet or pay three people a compliment today."

#19

Retired Chemistry Teacher Bro. Martin Sellner Shared His Triumph Of Completing A Cross-Stitch Periodic Table After Two Decades Of Stitching

Retired Chemistry Teacher Bro. Martin Sellner Shared His Triumph Of Completing A Cross-Stitch Periodic Table After Two Decades Of Stitching

The 82-year-old Lasallian brother meticulously hand-stitched every inch of the 58" x 54" embroidery. ⁠

"The table and border took six years. Then finally the last nine elements were named by the IUPAC and I was able to complete it."

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Princess Toadstool
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9 months ago

Masterpiece!

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#20

I’ve Made A Commitment To Stay Sober And Take My Life Back. I’ve Made It 2.5 Days, Which Is The Longest Streak I Can Remember

I’ve Made A Commitment To Stay Sober And Take My Life Back. I’ve Made It 2.5 Days, Which Is The Longest Streak I Can Remember

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Gin Marie
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9 months ago

Bravo! Every journey starts out with one step.

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#21

My Father Meeting His First Grandson

My Father Meeting His First Grandson

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago

Aww

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There are other ways to develop your altruistic inclinations, too. For instance, giving money to charity, donating to a food bank, or volunteering your time for a cause that you think is worth it. “You can leave a food package or a note for an elderly neighbor,” King from ‘Action for Happiness’ said.

“All of these actions help others and boost your own happiness and if we are happier, research shows we are even more likely to help others.”

There’s some more good news on the altruistic front. We know that not everyone is willing to help others purely out of the goodness of their heart: they’re constantly thinking about what they get out of it. Fortunately, King told us that it’s perfectly fine to “fake it ‘till you make it” and not worry too much about whether you’re actually being self-interested or kind.

#22

The Late Great Black Panther Chadwick Boseman Visiting And Making The Absolute Day Of Cancer-Stricken Kids In The Hospital, All The While Quietly Battling The Same Disease

The Late Great Black Panther Chadwick Boseman Visiting And Making The Absolute Day Of Cancer-Stricken Kids In The Hospital, All The While Quietly Battling The Same Disease

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago

Rip😥😥

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We Fed Our Backyard Squirrel ONCE... Meet Frankie At Our Backyard Door Waiting For More Nuts

We Fed Our Backyard Squirrel ONCE... Meet Frankie At Our Backyard Door Waiting For More Nuts

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago

Hello? Anyone inside?

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#24

My Great Grandma, Who Turned 103 On Valentine’s Day, Laughing With My 2-Month-Old Daughter

My Great Grandma, Who Turned 103 On Valentine’s Day, Laughing With My 2-Month-Old Daughter

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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9 months ago

Precious!

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“Maybe at first, you start out doing things to help others only to get attention and praise, but you will find that doing things for others helps you feel good and when you see people’s responses. Once you see the difference you can make in the world and to your own happiness and altruism can grow naturally," the Head of Psychology at ‘Action for Happiness’ said.

Kindness, according to King, has a ripple effect. We’re more likely to be kind when we experience kindness in turn. So helping even one person with a seemingly trivial task can have a knock-on effect that’s far bigger than we initially think.

#25

Our Daughter Wasn’t Eating For Weeks Due To The Effects Of Chemo And Being Very Sick. Finally Home From The Hospital, I Made Spaghetti And She Finally Would Eat

Our Daughter Wasn’t Eating For Weeks Due To The Effects Of Chemo And Being Very Sick. Finally Home From The Hospital, I Made Spaghetti And She Finally Would Eat

Celebrating small victories here

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago

Hope she is healthy and strong soon!!

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#26

This Little Guy Came To Say Hello While Walking My Pup This Morning. Am I Officially A Disney Princess?

This Little Guy Came To Say Hello While Walking My Pup This Morning. Am I Officially A Disney Princess?

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Lunar Bicycle
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9 months ago

House Finch! I love these guys.

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#27

My Dad Was Worried My Deafblind Dog Wouldn’t Recognize Him After A Year Of Quarantine But I Think She Did

My Dad Was Worried My Deafblind Dog Wouldn’t Recognize Him After A Year Of Quarantine But I Think She Did

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago

They never forget🥰🥰🥰

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It’s best to do kind things without expecting anything in return. First of all, because it’s the morally correct way of living life. But secondly, because of one very practical aspect: we can never be sure that we’ll be rewarded for our troubles, so it’s best to have very low expectations (or none at all!) so that we’re not left feeling disappointed.

"It may also be helpful for the person to think about why they are seeking attention and reward from an external source, a key part of being happy is feeling comfortable with who you are and accepting life the way it is,” King suggested.

#28

Forgiveness Can Actually Heal Us. He Got His Life Back. May We Find It In Our Hearts To Forgive Those Who Are Truly Sorry And Need Us To Free Them

Forgiveness Can Actually Heal Us. He Got His Life Back. May We Find It In Our Hearts To Forgive Those Who Are Truly Sorry And Need Us To Free Them

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago

It's hard but so true

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#29

Becoming Mothers Together

Becoming Mothers Together

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Princess Toadstool
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9 months ago

Awww

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#30

I’ve Been Biking To Work In The Cold Every Morning, My Coworker Noticed And She Made Me This Scarf And Beanie

I’ve Been Biking To Work In The Cold Every Morning, My Coworker Noticed And She Made Me This Scarf And Beanie

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rgr8
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9 months ago

matches the coat!

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She continued: “I’d suggest that the person taking time to build up their self-care to become happier and more resilient. Perhaps start with a personal gratitude practice to appreciate what they already have in life, writing down three things each day that we are grateful for can boost happiness.”

#31

Elementary School Kids Raised Over $7000 To Buy Their Janitor A Car, Whose Commute Was 4 Hours Long On 3 Different Buses

Elementary School Kids Raised Over $7000 To Buy Their Janitor A Car, Whose Commute Was 4 Hours Long On 3 Different Buses

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I I
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9 months ago

heart warming stuff

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#32

Twitter Can Be The Cutest App Ever

Twitter Can Be The Cutest App Ever

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LuckyL
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9 months ago

That's so sweet

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#33

A Factory In Turkey Started To Produce Roof Tiles That Serve As Bird Shelters

A Factory In Turkey Started To Produce Roof Tiles That Serve As Bird Shelters

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kasa alex
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9 months ago

I want one of these! How wonderful

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#34

My 10-Year Cancer-Versary: Full Circle From Cancer Patient To Oncology PA Working In The Same Clinic That Cured Me

My 10-Year Cancer-Versary: Full Circle From Cancer Patient To Oncology PA Working In The Same Clinic That Cured Me

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Susan Green
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9 months ago

Damn! Good for you!!

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#35

Lost 200 Pounds In A Year. Just Did The 20:4 Fast And Walked ~5 Km Every Day (360 Lbs To 160 Lbs)

Lost 200 Pounds In A Year. Just Did The 20:4 Fast And Walked ~5 Km Every Day (360 Lbs To 160 Lbs)

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago

Wow great job

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#36

My Son's Gymnastics Teammate Didn't Get Any Medals, So He Offered One Of His. "But I Didn't Earn It", His Friend Said. My Son Replied "You Earned It By Being My Best Friend"

My Son's Gymnastics Teammate Didn't Get Any Medals, So He Offered One Of His. "But I Didn't Earn It", His Friend Said. My Son Replied "You Earned It By Being My Best Friend"

Made me tear up, what a good little man.

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Princess Toadstool
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9 months ago

That’s a lot of medals!

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#37

Some Kids Made A Stick Pile For Dogs Walking By

Some Kids Made A Stick Pile For Dogs Walking By

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The Cheshire Cat
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9 months ago

Aww, those kids are gonna make some doggos very happy indeed! <3

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#38

My Dad Poured A Trail Of Salt From My Vehicle To The Front Door Of My Work Building So That I, His 38-Year-Old Daughter, Wouldn’t Slip And Fall On The Ice

My Dad Poured A Trail Of Salt From My Vehicle To The Front Door Of My Work Building So That I, His 38-Year-Old Daughter, Wouldn’t Slip And Fall On The Ice