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Say Something Positive about Life...

  1. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I'm depressed today. Who wants to cheer me up?

    I'll start.

    I have food and shelter.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Para, you made me feel much better despite my 86 hubberscore.  Well, despite that, I have a regular payout, good friends and relatives who care about me, food, shelter, and some very nice luxuries.  Can't complain.  Why complain where there are those poor souls who have nothing, not even a place over their heads.  Thank you for this thread.
      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8580170.jpg

      1. paradigmsearch profile image84
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It's all biochemical. I have tryptophan-inducing food and B-complex vitamins. One day at a time. Sure would like to find that all-consuming interest and purpose in life though...

        1. Shyron E Shenko profile image85
          Shyron E Shenkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Come on Paradigmsearch,
          You have so many friends on here
          You could fill a Church
          Or at least a pew
          Maybe even two
          So don't be blue and leave us in the lurch
          Come on and join us out here on the perch
          And if this limb should swing and sway
          If we all hang together we will be safe this day.

    2. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I really like you smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image84
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        smile smile smile

        Thank you, Cardisa!

    3. HollieT profile image86
      HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think you should buy a cheap or second hand camera! You appear to pick good images from limited stock and illustrate your hubs (and forum posts) rather well with them. I think we should see things through PDS's lens! You could also sell those images or open a Zazzle store (definitely the latter)

      But also once you have a camera, you'll be inspired to get out more, get some fresh air and immortalize your thoughts at the time!

      Do it, PDS!

    4. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Life on Earth is a university -- do your best and strive ever for the highest potential of Self.

      With all its ups and downs, life is beautiful.

    5. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Here is a thought, Para -- seeing that picture of a cute puppy reminds me how fun it is to give a dog some peanut butter (they love it) then sit back and watch them. This always makes me laugh so hard.  And -- laughing stimulates those little endorphins in our brains that bring harmony and balance to our overall feeling of goodness.

    6. Shyron E Shenko profile image85
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I am positive we are still alive, so while we are here we should make the most of life.

  2. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago

    Spring will be here soon!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Sunlight is indeed a positive emotional influence.

      1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
        Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That's for sure!

  3. Aneegma profile image74
    Aneegmaposted 3 years ago

    I made payment this month! Biggest payout so far..

    <<<hugs and hot chocolate on the house for you>>>

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Me, too, now that you mention it.

  4. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    All things are cyclical - so whatever you are experiencing will pass eventually - just like the seasons and night and day - things are always in motion - your depression today will also pass away and something better and brighter will come into focus soon enough.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The treadmill of life. This, too, shall pass...

      Desperately need to find some new, all-consuming interest and purpose in life...

    2. profile image0
      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Truth and we all need to hear that sometimes. smile

  5. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    Smiling takes fewer muscles than frowning, and in and of itself can make you feel better.  Go read the jokes forum thread, and get some good laughs in.  It really is good medicine.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this
      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        LOL--I just Googled that yesterday, and found that exact page!  ;-)

        1. paradigmsearch profile image84
          paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Good. I saw the other thread. I was worried about you.

  6. JessBraz profile image94
    JessBrazposted 3 years ago

    There are only 19 days left of winter!! big_smile big_smile big_smile
    And only 8 more days until the clocks spring ahead big_smile The days are going to start getting longer again. Sunshine will be upon us again soon! I can't waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttt!!!!!!!! It's been such a long winter this year.... Speaking of, today is the first day of March, and when I'm living (eastern ontario) March came in like a lion.. a tame lion, but a really suppppperrrrr colllld lion (-19 C when I left for work this morning) ... So she'll be going out like a lamb!!!

    Yahoo!!!!! big_smile big_smile big_smile

  7. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0512/m31_gendler_Nmosaic1.jpg
    I've got to remember about perspective...

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
      Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      :-)

    2. janshares profile image90
      jansharesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, perspective, para. Each star above has its position and place, making it breath-taking and beautiful, creating the whole. You, too, have a place in the vastness of stars. I see you up there . . . at the top, to the right . . . see? You shine brightly here at HP. That is your purpose. Continue to hold your position amongst the stars. Do not allow depression to dull your light.

  8. chelseasblog profile image60
    chelseasblogposted 3 years ago

    Sometimes when I feel depressed, I watch videos on YouTube where they replace lyrics in a song with screaming goats. They're actually pretty funny. Aside from that, you could watch a favorite TV show or read a good book (there are lots of good books out there). Take a deep breath. Tomorrow is another day.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this
      1. chelseasblog profile image60
        chelseasblogposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        The music works perfectly! That's pretty funny. XD

  9. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 3 years ago

    I'm sorry you're depressed:(

    When I'm depressed, I drown myself in fantasy and science fiction novels. It keeps me going till my next hypomanic period (which is now).

    Cheer up soon, Sweetheart, we all love you:)

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Life is a pain in the neck.

      1. janesix profile image61
        janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I know.

        But I am abnormally cheerful today. If I could give some of that to you, I would.

        BE HAPPY, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!!!

        Usually I'm whining in my soup about how crappy my life is (no joke).

      2. janshares profile image90
        jansharesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Then you need a swift neck massage. (SMACK!) Snap out of it! yikes

  10. JessBraz profile image94
    JessBrazposted 3 years ago

    Don't laugh at me, but there are two weird things I do with music that usually put me in a great mood..
    The first is listening to bagpipe music.. I don't know why. But it just makes me happy.. It's weird, I know.

    The second, if I'm have a really bad day and can't seem to get out of my own way: I put "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones on in my earbuds and dance like Mick Jagger... I swear, it sounds weird, but I find it works... Have you ever watched Mick Jagger dance? He has very weird movements, but you can just tell that even though he can't really dance, he's enjoying himself... I highly recommend giving it a try. Dance alone like Mick Jagger. You'll feel so silly, you'll put a smile on your own face.

    big_smile

    1. chelseasblog profile image60
      chelseasblogposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It's not that weird. I love dancing around my room. And hey, if it works for you then who is anyone to judge?

    2. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      For those who haven't seen it.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-50GjySwew

      9 million views can't be wrong. big_smile

      1. janshares profile image90
        jansharesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile What? LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL!!!!!

      2. chelseasblog profile image60
        chelseasblogposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        My new workout routine.

      3. vocalcoach profile image93
        vocalcoachposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        OMG!  This had me going.  I had to laugh at the comments which are really funny!

    3. profile image0
      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That's funny. When the song "Moves Like Jagger" comes on by Maroon 5, I have to dance. I can be sitting in the car, so exhausted from work that I can barely move... it doesn't matter. That song comes on and I have to dance.

  11. LongTimeMother profile image96
    LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago

    Random acts of kindness work for me, paradigmsearch. Do something nice for a stranger. You'd be surprised how much better you feel. smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I am also big on that kind of thing. smile

  12. writinglover profile image84
    writingloverposted 3 years ago

    You're witty. big_smile

  13. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Overwhelmed by everything. It's just all too much. Going into plod mode. One day at a time. Total reclusion and shutdown.

    1. janesix profile image61
      janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Ok, I hope you feel better soon.

    2. profile image0
      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      What if you did something radical tomorrow? Something different than you've done in quite some time? What if you made a promise to do it and we held you accountable?

      Tomorrow's Sunday... what about going to a good church, having breakfast with an old friend or planning something that puts you outside your comfort zone?

  14. Good Guy profile image93
    Good Guyposted 3 years ago

    Thank goodness, I woke up this morning and found myself still alive and healthy!

  15. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image92
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 3 years ago

    PS
    It's a new day, a new dawn. Hope you're feeling good!

    www.   youtube.com/watch?v=OfJRX-8SXOs

  16. Nadine May profile image90
    Nadine Mayposted 3 years ago

    I want to send you a big hug and add an image but I don't see how I can do that. I see that many have responded and that says a lot.  Its great to belong to a powerful community that supports one another. I hope we have all manage to shift your depression for a lighter good  feeling within yourself. More we cannot do, only  to keep you in the light. Feel your abundance! Its not always reflected in money, but you already have all the abundance you need.  Just trust that to be so!

  17. DrMark1961 profile image92
    DrMark1961posted 3 years ago

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8782623_f248.jpg

    I´m sending you a puppy. Unless I am chatting with WC Fields, everyone is cheered up by looking at a puppy.

  18. ahorseback profile image47
    ahorsebackposted 3 years ago

    We are but one man [woman] in a vast universe of mostly unknown and unexplored  beauty , where all things mesh to form the perfect world that we live in  here on earth . And yet at times like this ....we can only think about how "I" feel. I don't mean this to say  to diminish your mood further , only to show .....Does it matter how one man feels. I think not ....Hey but remember this ...WE hubbers love you!

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I second the idea about the camera, a decent SLR and a macro lens would get your outdoors and away from your computer.  Just being inside all the time makes me feel depressed.
      A macro lens will give you a front row seat into the fascinating world of bugs and insects and you will forget about feeling down.  Unfortunately the insects don't talk back talk but just occasionally they do bite so you could always consider these as as love bites.
      Being outdoors is good for the soul and there is a good chance that you will meet someone really special when you are out with the trusty camera!
      Once you get really proficient at the camera you can sell your photos on Shutterstock - there has to be more than HubPages out there.

  19. mts1098 profile image81
    mts1098posted 3 years ago

    laughter is the best medicine and life is good

  20. cecileportilla profile image81
    cecileportillaposted 3 years ago

    Life each day as if it is the last day of  your life. Do something that you really want to do that makes you happy!

  21. DrMark1961 profile image92
    DrMark1961posted 3 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8782924_f248.jpg
    Are you still needing a hand, PDS?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Watch paradigmsearch deal with life... big_smile

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deHIpA04SXg

      54 seconds.

      1. HollieT profile image86
        HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Yay, but PDS and determined Weimaraner get there in the end!! smile

        1. paradigmsearch profile image84
          paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Yep. I'm fun to watch, but I'll always get my frisbee.

  22. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    You need not search to fill the BIG PICTURE in life, to know your purpose, para.  We have a new and better purpose with each new day.

    A person as multi-faceted and talented as yourself need not worry about A PURPOSE for ALL time......you are limitless.......in a Universe filled with purpose.

    This forum served a vital purpose.  All these individuals have run to rescue.......share and uplift.  In order to do this, they each had to reach inside and pull out something "positive"......something to brighten your mood....and in so doing, they brightened their own.
    Thank you for that!   I believe this was your purpose for today.  You should believe it too!

    Tomorrow...you and I and everyone will find another purpose.

    1. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image60
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The most positive thing I can say about life that really puts it in perspective is it’s important to remember that God did not make us for this world. Our home is in eternity. What is eternity like in comparison to this life? If we were to take a cable and shoot it out around this earth and take a pen and make a scratch on the cable, maybe 1/64th of an inch, that’s about how long our life is here on this earth in comparison to eternity. listen to this - start at 11:15 http://files.secc.org/sermons/sermon-221.mp3
      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8784097_f248.jpg

  23. The Examiner-1 profile image80
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    Did you hear the one about the... smile

  24. merej99 profile image86
    merej99posted 3 years ago

    This always lifts me up.  LOL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_izvAbhExY

  25. vocalcoach profile image93
    vocalcoachposted 3 years ago

    You cannot be depressed and watch this video at the same time my friend. http://youtu.be/DEbZqvMu2cQ

  26. mts1098 profile image81
    mts1098posted 3 years ago

    it is almost jeep season - that means jeep top down, psp on...

  27. sparkleyfinger profile image91
    sparkleyfingerposted 3 years ago

    My rabbit has just had babies! 3days old at the moment, and sooo cute!

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image80
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations to...what is your rabbits name?

      1. sparkleyfinger profile image91
        sparkleyfingerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Bunny. Not very original, I know... Her original name was Prozac lollol, but I chockened out of that at the vets! Babies still strong, named Augustus, Cynthia, Wriggler and Dredd :-p

        http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8817985_f248.jpg

 
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