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.

#1

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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2 months ago

Yeeeeeeyy

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#2

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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

Amazing!

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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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WildHoneyPie
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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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.

#16

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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

Bravo! Every journey starts out with one step.

cow_bxrri
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2 months ago

And. A bullet journal

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RatherLoopy
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2 months ago (edited)

Stick with it if you can! I remember those first white-knuckled days in the rooms, but In 12 days, I'll be celebrating 13 years of taking recovery one day at a time. It does work if you work it.

Kelli from Fitness Blender
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2 months ago

Congrats!!

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
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2 months ago

I love the encouragement messages. Challenging yourself to quit a addiction is the ultimate challenge. You can do this. I'm proud of you for trying.

shaDoria
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2 months ago

good on you! next try it will be 4 days and then 7; don't give up!!

Anny M
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2 months ago

2.5 days is huge, congratulations ! I like this : "You can drink or you can have everything else"

Leslie Burleson
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2 months ago

It took me five years of stops and starts to quit smoking. You've got this. If you mess up, forgive yourself and get back on track

Parmeisan
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2 months ago

From a recent post: "Yes. I don’t feel like a failure, and I’m not overly beating myself up; it was definitely a learning experience for the books! I took for granted that after a few weeks, alcohol had become a passing thought rather than an hourly obsession. Gotta remember it will lose it’s grip again soon." I think she's got the right attitude.

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Parmeisan
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2 months ago

For anyone who's curious, she's still fighting it but I think she's gonna win. Had a relapse about a week ago but came out of it more determined than ever. https://old.reddit.com/r/stopdrinking/comments/mozvwu/from_64_days_back_to_day_1/

Heather Makemson
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2 months ago

Thank you for the update! Good for her! Alcohol is a beast to overcome because it's not only socially acceptable to do in public but it's sold literally everywhere.

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Vanessa Dines
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2 months ago

One step at a time, You got this!

I I
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2 months ago

one day at a time my friend , look forward not backwards , good luck and keep it up

kjorn
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2 months ago

one day at a time. that's how i do it

QueenMiri
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2 months ago

Step by step! You are strong. Proud of you ♥

Kate Kyffin
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2 months ago

Well done and keep going :)

Tammy Kirks
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2 months ago

Keep going! We're all cheering you on!

Amy Begun Saab
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2 months ago

Congratulations, remember to be kind to yourself if you stumble during this incredible experience-to gain your independence from the bottle.

WholesomeArmyweeb
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2 months ago

This person is amazing too. Everyone is.

Bean flavored Fujioshi
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2 months ago

Baby steps will turn into giant steps ^^

El Dee
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2 months ago

Celebrate every day, if you have a day where you go back don't let it stop you, having a blip is no reason to give up on yourself..

Heather Makemson
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2 months ago

Wise words!

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Sowieso
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2 months ago

Wishing you a whole lot of luck from Belgium! You can do this! Don't be afraid to try and start again. As many times as you need. You are really doing this!

Cathy Colby Rivera
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2 months ago

Great job! This quote is helping me: "If I quit now, I will soon be back to where I started. When I started, I was desparate to get to where I am now.

Susan Bosse
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2 months ago

Sometimes it's one second at a time. Keep on moving forward and marking off those days. It's not always easy but it is always worth it. And so are you!!!

Kelly Hall
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2 months ago

Every day is new day - and every hour is a new hour - my daily reminder- you got this!

Nica Van
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2 months ago

Sometimes, you take it one minute or one hour at a time. It helps you stay Present and keeps you out of the drink. Congratulations; you can do this.

Alexandra Davis
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2 months ago

OP I really hope the number of days have increased since then and each day is slightly easier than the one before

Nicola McCoy
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2 months ago

Keep going! You can do it!

Zena Marsh
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2 months ago

Keep it up. you're doing great.

Anna McHugh
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2 months ago

Fantastic - you can do this, for sure.

Tracy Taylor
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2 months ago

Baby steps are still steps in the right direction. Keep up the good work, you'll get there

Deep
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2 months ago

You are going to get where you want to be. We are cheering for you

Linda van der Pal
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2 months ago

Keep at it! I have faith in you!

Premislaus de Colo
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2 months ago

Keeping my fingers crossed for you

Jackie Nettleton
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2 months ago

Glad you have started your journey and really hope you get to the destination

Heather Makemson
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2 months ago

You've got this and I've had to quit addictive substances myself so this isn't an empty platitude. Just keep breathing, keep sharing & talking & keep reminding yourself of all you'll get back.

Night Owl
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2 months ago (edited)

Good for you. I hope all 28 days eventually got filled out, and many more after that

Happy_Pandalover
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2 months ago

Great! Best Luck to you and your handwriting is so beautifuly!

Piet Puk
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2 months ago

Good job!

Kyle
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2 months ago

Great start to the rest and best of your life.

Monique Reed
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2 months ago

Huzzah! (throws confetti)

IlovemydogShilo
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2 months ago

Keep going and good luck.

Karin
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2 months ago

❤️

MargyB
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2 months ago

Keep up the positivity, good luck!

Marisa Caputo
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1 month ago

I'm rooting for you. Make sure you reach out if you need to.❣️

BG Rey
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1 month ago

Love is all there is 💕. Keep going for the next day!

Lois Wisman
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1 month ago

You can do it! Hang in there.

Jill Tremblay
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1 month ago

You can do it! One Day at a Time !!

Bertha Baker
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1 month ago

Keep swimming.

Janis Herger Hilton
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1 month ago

Keep going! The trip is worth it; YOU are worth it. 🌺

Kim Lorton
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1 month ago

One day Each day. Every day for a life time!

Susan L. Miller
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1 month ago

One day, one step at a time. You got this!

loretta hines
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1 month ago

Well done you. You can do it.

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
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1 month ago

You have to start somewhere, so keep on keeping on!

Etty Donnelly
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1 month ago

well done

Jaybird3939
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2 months ago

Congratulations! You'll get through, I just know it.

Bunny Lady
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2 months ago

Wow! You can do this. Half a day at a time. An hour at a time. A second at a time. It's all time and it all passes. Rooting so hard for you! ❤️

K. Kerry Kozak
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2 months ago

One time, I had to do ONE HOUR at a time ........was a rough day, but I got through it ..found an English meeting in a foreign country with a language I didn't speak!!! God found me when I couldn't find myself!!!

Eithne Griffiths
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2 months ago

At first, it is really hard. Don't give up it gets better ODAAT

Marisa Caputo
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2 months ago

You're on your way! It's hard to even begin the process but you've already managed it!

Éva Nemes
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2 months ago

2 day? Lol, it's NOTHING 😄😉

Teri Campisi
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2 months ago

Great Job! I am proud of you! One day at a time is all you can ask!

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

On the path of reality works keep it up & write anything as you do

Donald Pack
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2 months ago

You can do it!

Mauve Mouse
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2 months ago

The universe wants you to succeed. You were not put on earth to be a miserable drunk.

Sue Clasen
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2 months ago

Hurray, keep adding days, till the become months, then years.........

bernie spina
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2 months ago (edited)

As an ex-druggie I love the quote along the edge..a meaningful life is a blessed life.

Mollie Hollar
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2 months ago

Yay! You can be proud of yourself! Keep it up! 😁

Lisa Hall
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2 months ago

I love your uplifting quotes on the page. <3 You are strong! You can do hard things!

Deborah Hall
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2 months ago

YOU'VE PASSED THE HARDEST PART... JUST KEEP GOING!!!!

Valerie S. Mayer
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2 months ago

Baby steps are extremely important!!

Vicki Perizzolo
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2 months ago

one day at a time!

Peter Beal
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2 months ago

You can do it - keep going!!

Mya Lugar
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2 months ago

Absolutely right on in your affirmation..If you make a list of everything you are thankful for in your life (also) on a bored (add to it as you think of other things), you will also have a list of what addiction SUBTRACTS from life.

Zosia Connaughton
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2 months ago

Baby steps can turn into long strides... you’ve got you. The internet believes in you

Diana Powers
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2 months ago

Go. For. It.

Sharon Madsen
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2 months ago

One day at a time.......YOU CAN DO THIS!

Becky Greeley
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2 months ago

One foot in front of the other, hang in there, It will be worth it!

eezycheezes101
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2 months ago

Congratulations for making it this far, and i wish you years and years of soberness to come.

Satya Bain
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2 months ago

Don't stop!

Lorraine Bryan
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2 months ago

Baby steps become lifelong journeys with courage and determination! We're cheering you on! Don't forget to reach out when you need support too!

Jellie Snijders
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2 months ago

As I said to myself when I quit smoking the last time: there are so many things in life you can’t control but this addiction and quitting it is one thing I CAN control. That was 2 1/3 years ago. I haven’t smoked a cigarette since. It took me more then 20 try’s but eventually I did it and so can you too!!!!

Susan Mercurio
Community Member
2 months ago

Wish I could upvote this 1000x! The Chinese say, "The journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step."

Meg Needler
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2 months ago

Hang in there!

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

Keep it up you can do it if you really want to the more you write about your life the more you will see it improve. there will be ups and downs but that is normal. Now go for it!

HorseMuse
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2 months ago

Yes you can do so many other things...bravo’

Elizabeth Evans
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2 months ago

with me it was smoke or eat i chose eating 40 yrs ago

Camilla Koutsos
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2 months ago

Hang in there, and if you lapse, pick it up again. Lapses are not failures. They’re just lapses. You can do it.

Whawhawhatsis
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2 months ago

Congratulations! And remember, no craving lasts more than 10-15 minutes, so if you get one, drink some OJ and do something to occupy yourself for that length of time and it will go away. That's how I did it, and I've got enough sober time now to know it really works!

Janet Chaney
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2 months ago

one day at a time....the only reality is the present

Michael McNeely
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2 months ago

Life is better without it

Lee Hernandez
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2 months ago

Good Heavens! Way to go! Keep it up! Life is definitely worth it. So many people would be better off with you in this world.

Cielo Perdomo
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2 months ago

One day at a time, one achievement at a time. Stay positive! YOU are stronger than your challenges!

Robert Bois le Duc
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2 months ago

Keep up the good work. I took my beloved girlfriend through 5 years of a Methadone Clinic after she quit Heroin. She finally got off Methadone & was drug free for two months, when her heart valve failed & she passed away on the back patio one morning. I'll love her forever. There are people who love you too, you can do it.

Michela Dorman
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2 months ago

Keep it up!! You got this!

Julieta S.
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2 months ago

One day at a time... we're with you

Ann McNeil
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2 months ago

One step at a time!!

Suzanne Woods
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2 months ago

Way to go. I'm so very proud of you

Lynn Morello
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2 months ago

Well done. Keep going you have my encouragement. If you feel you are falling, Have a strong brew, Tea or Coffee, it doesn't matter. Looking forward to seeing a full line, then half a page, then a full page, I know you can do it.

Lisa Pockat Bork
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2 months ago

Keep it up! You can do it!!!

Cathy Johnson
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2 months ago

It's WORTH IT.

Martha Higgins
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2 months ago

Congratulations! Making the commitment is the first step. Bet wishes for your continued sobriety.

Alexander Randall 5th
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2 months ago

Keep it up. We all cheer you on. No sane person would START drinking ! so don't start!

Kaleen Ellis
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2 months ago

Stay strong. You can do this. One day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

Ellie Gillespie
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2 months ago

Hooray for you!!!!

Iara Ra
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2 months ago

Next step, 3 days straight. You can do it

Glenda Pliler
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2 months ago

You are in a difficult battle so I want to tell you about something that changed my life (and also the lives of others who do it)--Transcendental Meditation. TM is the easiest form of meditation to learn and practice, and also the most effective. Within three years of regular meditation, TM woke my body up so that it (on its own) rejected drugs, tobacco, cola, and alcohol. It also gave me alternatives to addictions so that my life began to have much, much more quality of life. TM also erases the underlying stresses that are the cause of addictions. You clearly want to quit so that will speed up your recovery. However, if we can get natural help, as from TM, it makes that difficult journey more easily and naturally possible. Good luck, friend. Hang tough as you can.

April Pickett
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2 months ago

Use all the help you are offered because this is a tough one.

Thomas Turnbull
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2 months ago

Good for you, you will make it

Brenda Swann
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2 months ago

Stay strong and keep journaling

Patzpie
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2 months ago

👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

Diane Packard
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2 months ago

One day at a time or one minute. Just do not pick up. Congrats

Kim Davis
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2 months ago

You're doing great! Keep up the good work.

The Deez
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2 months ago

You've got this!! I believe in you!

Jeff Jones
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2 months ago

One day at a time, you can do it!!

Hollysmom
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2 months ago

Congratulations. One day at a time. There's lots of help out there. You are a warrior and can do it.

Fester Sixonesixonethree
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2 months ago

Best of luck to you! You CAN do this!

Shirley Kalinowski
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2 months ago

take it one day at a time, stay strong, there are many resources available

Ssss
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2 months ago

Congratulations! Massive achievement. Keep going. You can do this!

Heidi I
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2 months ago

You got this. The longer you hang in there, the easier it gets.

Jodi Fowler
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2 months ago

Half day at a time. Keep going!

Tina Provost
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2 months ago

Awesome!

Ποιητικό Αίτιο
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2 months ago

Your reminders are just beautiful! :O

AnnaB
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2 months ago

I believe in you

D K
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2 months ago

This is a great idea for anyone in need

JonaLou2U
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2 months ago

One day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time. You CAN do this

Crystal Schulte
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2 months ago

Keep it up.

Fixin'Ta
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2 months ago

One minute at a time ... you're doing great!

Jennifer Courtemanche
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2 months ago

One day at a time. One moment at a time. One breath at a time. In and out ...

Synsepalum
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2 months ago

You can do it!

AliJanx
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2 months ago

One sober minute is one minute of sobriety towards that next day, week, month, lifetime. Stay strong...you got this.

Lauren Davis
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2 months ago

Yay, you. Get a sponsor.

Oogiebogieaugiedaddy
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2 months ago

You can do it. Stay away from any "Friend" that doesn't want you to succeed.

Zelda Blue
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2 months ago

Great job, small steps still take you on the journey, keep going and enjoy the sober journey.

Forrest McCanless
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2 months ago

This will work! When I decided to loose weight and run a marathon, I figured I needed to run a thousand miles between April and Thanksgiving (Atlanta). I printed out a grid of quarter inch squares, cut them into strips taped them together into one row a thousand squares long (250 inches), and ran it around the walls of my office. Like you, I colored-in each square per mile. It worked! Pulled the strip down and rolled it up - still have it twenty-five years later.

Sussanne Davis
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2 months ago

You got this!!!!

Tugg Ster
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2 months ago

Don't. Give. Up. Go for EVERYTHING!!! You can do this.

HooowlAtTheMoon
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2 months ago

Great job! Proud of you!

TheReader19
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2 months ago

Keep going 👍

Gillian Holsinger
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2 months ago

HELL YES keep it up!

Amy Mo
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2 months ago

You are an absolute badass. My journey started with each minute sober being a victory. You will do this.

Natalia A
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2 months ago

One day, one hour, one minute at a time. You've got this!

KimTx
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2 months ago

Keep going! The battle is worth it!

Lynne Monteith
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2 months ago

I am rooting for you! Look for humour when you can; it all helps.

Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

Keep chipping away ❤️

Lululoohoo
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2 months ago

kudos to you. wishing you all the best and cheering you from across the universe!

texas girl
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2 months ago

Love the quotes, borrowing these for myself.

Laura Christine
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2 months ago

Keep going you've got this! And even if you stumble you can start again.

Virgil Sanders
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2 months ago

awesome!

Martz Migraña
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2 months ago

You've got this!! Before you can even notice you'll be back on tracks!

Rens
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2 months ago

Small victories, one day at a time, lead to greater triumphs. Never give up, never give in. You got this 💜

Susan Russell
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2 months ago

Great start.

Josh Tall
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2 months ago

DFQ!

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My Father Meeting His First Grandson

My Father Meeting His First Grandson

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2 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.

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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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2 months ago

Rip😥😥

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#23

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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2 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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2 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.

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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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2 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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2 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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2 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.

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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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2 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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2 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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2 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.”

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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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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