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Things that made me happy today - August

Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,163 Disability Gamechanger
Hi everyone!

I thought this would be a nice space to share things that have made us happy during August.  It can be one thing or a few if you like.  

I'll start!! I am happy today because I have a gingerbread man to eat with my lunch :D You never get too old for gingerbread men, right?!  Let me know what's making you :) today too!
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Scope community team Posts: 2,953 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope you enjoy that gingerbread man :D 
    I'm happy this week because I got the keys to my first home with my partner, it's very exciting times :) 

    Plus I have caramel lattes to drink, which always brightens my day.
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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,163 Disability Gamechanger
    Oooh fab @Ross_Scope Enjoy the moving in!! I'm sure that will keep you busy this weekend :D 

    I love latte's!! Gingerbread latte's at Christmas are my absolute favourite.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 8,627 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi all 

    I had a really amazing start to August as it was my birthday and my partner took me and my son away for the weekend to my happy place, a lovely marina setting.

    We stayed over 2 nights had lots of nice food and drink went shopping and then family came to meet us for Sunday lunch

    This is the first time ever anyone has actually taken me away for my birthday 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,163 Disability Gamechanger
    @janer1967 that sounds so relaxing!  Just what you deserved for your birthday too.  There's something so peaceful about being next to water I find.  Also, with food, drink and shopping you can't go wrong :D
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  • Wini1960Wini1960 Member Posts: 123 Pioneering
    Wini1960 I enjoyed a cottage pie with my husband. Really happy to know I'm still here on this earth, love being a mum and looking to the future.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,163 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    @Wini1960 Cottage pie is so comforting! I can't make it as good as my mum does though :) 

    Definitely lots to be happy and grateful about being here, having families and looking to the future.  Hope you have a lovely night. 
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,331 Disability Gamechanger
    Our baby girl's cot arrived today! Can't wait for our next scan at the end of this month! :)
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I spent the afternoon with my grandson. He's just so adorable and definitely makes me smile. 4 months old and has just realised he can make a lot of noise with something called " a voice" lol. He definitely makes me feel so happy!
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 8,627 Disability Gamechanger
    Bless @poppy123456 glad your grandson arrived safe babies make me smile too 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,163 Disability Gamechanger
    Aww @poppy123456 I adore that age!! Make the most of every moment <3 

    Today something that made me happy was receiving good news from the vets that my cats blood test results were all clear, woop woop!! 
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,294 Disability Gamechanger
    Today it made me happy to put my feet in a bowl of cold water and just chill ❄️
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,163 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal That sounds so refreshing! Is it really warm where you are?
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,294 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    Yes, @Cher_Scope it was around thirty three C a while ago, dropping slowly now though, thankfully 😅 
  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 332 Pioneering
      Ha ha @leeCal that sounds like a good idea :smiley:
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Aww @poppy123456 I adore that age!! Make the most of every moment <3 

    Today something that made me happy was receiving good news from the vets that my cats blood test results were all clear, woop woop!! 

    Thank you, i will <3.

    Awww yay! that's definitely something to celebrate. I have a white fur baby, very special little boy he is. Just got to love those pets!
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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,163 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh definitely.  You might soon realise I'm somewhat of a cat person :D so it was a big relief to hear the news today! 
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,294 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cher_Scope have you compared your cats front and rear paws? 🐾 

    (not such a weird question by he way)
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,163 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal Nooo I haven't! Should I? and what am I looking for :D
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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,163 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal You just inspired me to google "how many toes does a cat have" and now I'm sat in disbelief that they have 18 altogether - 4 on each front paw and 5 on each back paw :o
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,294 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    Exactly! Strange isn’t it. 😀
    no wonder they can’t count up to twenty!
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal that's so strange! I support the front paws have a dewclaw which is its thumb. :)
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,294 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes @Chloe_Scope they have five on the front and four at the back.  The same with dogs I think. I’d never have noticed. 🙂
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,163 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    Today I am happy because a flower I thought had died in the garden has burst into life!! Also, I have pizza for tea \o/ What's been good for you today? 
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,294 Disability Gamechanger
    Well, I saw a friend of mine and we had a chat and he gave me some more timber! Yay! Now I can fix my decking, not today though because it’s too hot for that sort of work.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,163 Disability Gamechanger
    Yay for timber!! Your decking will look smashing.  

    I'm feeling happy today because I went for a jog for the first time in a while last night and managed to do 5k.  Next stop - the Olympics :D
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,294 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    It rained, glorious rain at last and the temperature dropped and it’s lovely 😊💦☔️

    (It was light rain, no flash flooding which must be awful.)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    It's a lot cooler today and tomorrow I am meeting up with a close friend! :)
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 7,554 Disability Gamechanger
    Seeing my son this morning on his birthday. :)
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,163 Disability Gamechanger
    Happy stuff all round! Enjoy seeing your friend @Chloe_Scope and happy birthday to your son @chiarieds :) 
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Scope community team Posts: 2,953 Disability Gamechanger
    Many happy returns to your son @chiarieds, hope you have a fabulous time seeing him :) 
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  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    @Cher_Scope

    Gardening, watching gardening channels on YouTube to get more ideas and feeding the squirrels, ducks and geese that I know🦆🐿
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Scope community team Posts: 2,953 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @RAwarrior

    You might find the gardening discussions in the coffee lounge section of the forum interesting, I'd recommend getting involved over there, if you haven't already. 

    I bet feeding those animals is so much fun, they all probably look forward to seeing you :) 
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  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    @Ross_Scope
    Thank you very much😁
    I have been posting on the garden thread and it is such a wonderful thread with so many so many beautiful photos having been posted by this lovely community. I love gardening so it’s great to see what other members of the online community have been growing. It really helps me to focus on nice things.

     I really do enjoy feeding the squirrels, ducks, geese, crows, magpies etc and many of them do know me. It makes a huge difference to me to feed the squirrels etc because it really lifts my mood and helps me to focus on something which I enjoy. As I have said previously just being outside really helps me. I am not a medical expert however, I know in recent years the benefits of interacting with nature have been highlighted. I find it so calming to sit in the park or in a forest and to just take in my surroundings. It is so lovely to listen to the bird sounds or ducks quacking. In my case it really helps especially when I am anxious or stressed.
     I have posted lots of photos of the animals which I feed on a wildlife thread which was started by @Lauren95 in case you haven’t already seen them🐿🦆

    I think the online community is a wonderful place for people to share their thoughts and ideas😁

    Many thanks 😁
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Scope community team Posts: 2,953 Disability Gamechanger
    @RAwarrior

    Absolutely, I'm delighted that nature makes you feel that way. It certainly is quite therapeutic to feel the fresh outdoor air and feed such beautiful animals. 
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  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    @Ross_Scope
    Thank you very much😁
    It’s really lovely to see the squirrels run over to me. Two of them actually climb on me and take the hazelnuts from my hand but these squirrels are very gentle natured. I have to very careful as squirrels have extremely sharp teeth and I feed them hazelnuts in their shells which they crack open in seconds! It is really great to observe squirrels and when they take the hazelnut they always rotate the nut in their paws before they eat it. What they are actually doing is assessing the quality of the hazelnut to decide whether to eat it or to bury it for later😁It’s also interesting to listen to the various sounds they make one of which actually sounds like an ape which is basically a warning for other squirrels to keep away😁 I have learned a lot about squirrels recently and I appreciate this is not a website about wildlife however, in my case it has really helped me to focus on positive things which I enjoy (if you read some of my other posts you will understand).
    Many thanks 😁
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Scope community team Posts: 2,953 Disability Gamechanger
    @RAwarrior

    This may not be a forum about wildlife, but we absolutely welcome you talking about it. It's fascinating to hear how passionate you clearly are about the subject and it's great that you enjoy nature so much. 

    You have taught me a couple of new things about squirrels there, thank you :) 

    I have spent time feeding squirrels in the past and it's always been so much fun. Me and my partner used to take a bag of nuts to a large park and just spend ages walking round trying to find the squirrels. They can be quite skitty if you get too close so it's important to be quiet and gentle.
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  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 206 Pioneering
    edited August 2020
    hi hi and thank you for this post @Cher_Scope
    this scope forum has helped and made me happier today.
    @Oxonlady
    @janer1967
    @Ross_Scope

    and anyone else ...
    for their inputs and validations as I was feeling sad, and down, feeling better after coming along here..
    thank you everyone ! 🌹
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Scope community team Posts: 2,953 Disability Gamechanger
    @serenity2

    I'm glad the community has been helpful to you today, that's what it is here for :) Hope you have a lovely evening and enjoy that football match!
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,294 Disability Gamechanger
    Seen some family today, that made me very happy. A nice walk and fish and chips for dinner 🥘 yum 😋!
  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    @Ross_Scope
    Thank you very much for your lovely comments.

    Yes I am an animal lover and I really enjoy interacting with them. 

    You’re very welcome and I’m glad I mentioned something about squirrels that you didn’t know about and if you have any questions about squirrels I can try to answer them.
     
    I really enjoy spending time outside feeding the squirrels because for me it’s like a form of therapy as I am able to focus on something nice.

    The ones I feed all come very close to me because I have been feeding them for a while so they have got used to me.

    One of the things that came out of my Cognitive Behaviour Therapy was the importance of trying to focus on things I enjoy so being outside and interacting with nature helps me to do that.
     I am really grateful to this online community for giving me the opportunity to share things with people who really do understand😁

    @serenity2
    I’m glad you feel a bit better😁 If you like wildlife I have posted lots of photos in the wildlife thread which you might like to see😁

  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Scope community team Posts: 2,953 Disability Gamechanger
    @RAwarrior
    You're more than welcome, I'm glad you've found a hobby that both entertains and relaxes you, and that this online community also helps you out :) 

    @leeCal
    Sounds marvellous, good to hear you spent some quality time with family :) I'm officially jealous about the fish and chips, I've not had them in so long! I really fancy getting some now :D 


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  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    @Ross_Scope
    I have always enjoyed spending time outside and interacting with animals, however, in the last couple of years I have found it has really helped with my wellbeing.

    I have only recently joined the online community however, after having had an extremely bad time at work (as I have detailed in my other posts) I was pleasantly surprised to find so many people on this online community who despite their own difficulties actually do want to help each other😁
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Scope community team Posts: 2,953 Disability Gamechanger
    @RAwarrior

    Yes that's the great thing about this community, everybody is so helpful and supportive. I'm glad you're enjoying it :) 
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Listening to lots of upbeat music this morning! <3

    How are you all?
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