Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?

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  • posted by sunshine-girl
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    Natalie, sometimes when things are blah you need to let it out. We dont have a negative thoughts thread but you can comment on the weekly thread (currently called Keep On Keeping On…..). I always know when my friend is unhappy, she stops contacting me. Doesnt work cos I am on to her tricks. And wooooooww a masters degree, nothing blah about that.

  • posted by SunnyB
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    Natalie, hope you’re feeling less blah now and congrats on your Credit …. you put in the work and deserve to reap the benefit.
    Yowser, 🤞🏻your sister is doing better. Pleased you experienced some unexpected kindness from strangers, such a blessing.
    V, glad the fish was a winner. Food ruts can get very boring, my offering is to swap up seasonings. Something they do here, is serve roasted or grilled meats with ground cumin, dried oregano and a good flaked salt as condiments …. sound’s odd and isn’t something you’d see in UK, but works really well. I’ve also been using Za’atar with soft boiled eggs as a snack …. yum!

    One positive from me … yesterday became a Red Letter Day. For the very first time, it was possible for me to get inside our villa, which is still under construction. Was great to finally get to walk around inside and experience of the space first hand.

    Hope your weekend is chock full of positives and to be reading about some of them soon.

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    Oh! We’ve popped over to yet another page!
    Natalie oh dear, we all feel ‘blah’ at times but you know, it’s even more uplifting to find a positive out of a ‘blah’ than it is finding just a normal positive! We’ll done on your great achievement…. no blah there!
    Sunny, that’s really interesting. I would usually cook with those spices rather than use them as condiments …. good idea! So pleased you can now walk through your new villa and get a ‘real’ feel for it. Hopefully it won’t be too long before it’s finished.
    Yowzer hope all is going well with you and yours.
    Sorry if I’ve missed anyone but I don’t want to click back and lose my post!
    So yes I do have some positives
    🥬🍅🍕Daughter and partner coming for lunch tomorrow for Fathers Day. So treat for us, especially, homemade pizza, bases and toppings. OH and I only share one between us with salad!!! A real treat!
    I have a wonderful slow rise dough recipe that takes between 8 + 48 hours to prove but it’s worth it because it makes a wonderful pizza base.
    ☀️🌤⛅️Weather here has cooled a little which is wonderful, although we did enjoy barbecuing the last couple of nights. Barbecued meat/chicken and salad had been really enjoyable and healthy!
    Have a good weekend.

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    Wowzer Yowzer we are already well onto page 112!
    VERANO enjoy tomorrow!
    SUNNY how exciting,getting inside yr villa 👏👏👏!!!
    NATALIE congrats on that credit 👍👍👍
    My pozz’s for today
    *~ Right now,10 pm,the sky is gold and pink! Gorgeous!
    *~ Sister in good spirits in hosp,tho still a long way to go..getting wonderful treatment from all the staff.
    *~ Fifty years ago this week,one of my favourite albums was released..The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars..been giving it a re-listen today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our cat is named after Ziggy Stardust! 😻
    Enjoy Fathers Day if it applies!
    Love to all xox!

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    Congrats on getting to look inside your villa, Sunny!
    Yowzer I had such a crush on David Bowie when I saw him in Labyrinth (I was 18).
    My positives for today
    👕 I bought a lovely soft grey jumper
    🤧 My husband and I are mostly over the cold we got babysitting last weekend (I’m quite sure the parents knew their kids were sick when they dropped them off, the hacking cough was a clue, yes I was annoyed!) feel so much better.

  • posted by Yowzer49
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    Hi folks! NATALIE a new jumper sounds comfy and cosy! Glad you and OH getting better. Naughty of those people to leave their sick kids with you.
    VERANO hope you enjoyed FD get together yday
    My Monday pozz’s…
    * ~ Happy Solstice for tomoz..longest day for some of us to enjoy!
    *~ Had a laugh visiting sister ..she was in very good spirits despite everything
    *~ I can’t think of numero three except just thankful the day has gone smoothly xx
    😘🙂🙃😘

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    🌘 Longest night of the year here! Which means we are turning the corner back towards spring and warmth.
    💻 After a lot of head-scratching, was able to help a student work out an computer issue neither of us had ever seen before.
    ✅ I finished some signage I was working on for the library, instead of just the Dewey Decimal number each shelf-end now also has some broad categories (700 Art, 994 Australian History, 611 Anatomy) for those who don’t understand the numbers (ie nearly everyone).

  • posted by Yowzer49
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    Hi friends! Hope you’re all feeling well and happy xx!
    My Tuesday happys…
    *~ Received the £150 towards energy from govt. Can’t remember if it’s a grant or a loan,but nice to see it in my account!
    *~ Made sensible eating choices today 👍
    *~ Loving the longest day of the year! 😘🙂🙃 xxx

  • posted by Verano
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    Hello everyone.
    Natalie you must be feeling better knowing your shortest day has passed just like we enjoyed our longest day but winter isn’t even a fleeting thought at the moment as we have sun at the moment….
    So to my first positive….
    🌞🌞🌞 Loving this wonderful sunny weather.
    🥙🥩🍽 so easy to eat healthy foods at the moment and loving bbq meals. Tonight it’s lamb in Korean spices for OH and mackerel in Thai spices for me.
    📚📚📚Reading Rangan Chatterjee book at the moment ‘Happy Mind, Happy Life’. Interesting but a bit off the wall for me. Nonetheless, some great food for thought.
    Sunny hope you’re still enjoying your trip.
    Yowzer sounds like yesterday wad a ‘good’ day for you … hope today is as good.
    Have a good evening.

  • posted by Yowzer49
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    Hi folks! I was so excited,it looked like I had loads of messages from this thread!
    Is the forum experiencing summer madness! V your post was delivered either 16 or 17 times! Gave me a giggle.
    Enjoy your dindins V and OH
    Something else that made me chuckle..I picked up a plate then decided to use a different one ..and said “ Sorry mate” to the first plate as I put it down🙂🙃 I deffo have a touch of too much sun!
    Nothing to report today,very quiet one,and v v glad to rest and do nice quiet things like crosswords
    Sending up a prayer for all those caught up in Afghanistan earthquake 🙏🙏
    Time now to peer into the fridge,see what’s for my next meal!
    Got some lovely strawbs for afters,theyre so sweet and juicy 😘
    Love to all xxx

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    🗓 I am on three weeks break, two of them school holidays, we have no plans except snuggling down at home playing board games and watching TV. Lovely. After that I’m not sure as it turns out I won’t know about permanent jobs for months probably, but that is ok I’m sure I’ll pick up more casual work.
    🏛 I’ve finished at the workplace I didn’t like as much as my other libraries for a variety of reasons; including long commute, and broken heating so we all huddled over little heaters in the workroom (probably about 12 degrees out in the shelves, students put ON extra parkas and beanies to come in, and hurried out again as quickly as possible). I’d started to feel a sense of ownership there and I didn’t hate it, but it was something of a relief to have that stint over with.
    📝 I was working there part time while the usual person was elsewhere but she still came in Mondays and she’d leave lovely notes on my/our desk inviting me to use her stuff, and commenting on the book I was reading. I still haven’t met her but she seems very nice!
    👕 I bought two more jumpers today, one blue/white and one pink/grey on a two for the price of one deal.

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    Yowzer I didn’t get any duplicate Verano posts.

  • posted by SunnyB
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    I got multiples of V’s post too, but never mind … just one of those Internet gremlins!
    Yowser, hope your sister is continuing to improve.
    Natalie, as someone who hates being cold, think I’d find it hard to find the positives of working in that library. Enjoy your time off.
    Just a couple of positives from me ….
    🌸 ticking things off the Pre-Travel To Do list, as we leave here next Tuesday. Slowly getting things sorted for that event, doing a little every day.
    🌸 had my hair refreshed yesterday … last visit to my hairdresser for this trip, so it will have to last until October, with only home input until then.

    Looking forward to visiting a quiet fishing village for lunch today, so better get on with making myself presentable for the day ahead! Have a great Friday everyone.

  • posted by Yowzer49
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    Hi ladies!
    SUNNY enjoy yr last days in Turkiye and wishing you a smooth trip home! X
    NATALIE enjoy your time off!X
    *~ My first poz is library related too. Just been to my local library and picked up two books I ordered,also noticed and pounced on with delight a new book by one of my favourites ( David Sedaris) Very grateful for library services 👏👏
    *~ Weather overcast today but was still v hot when I first went out,but now we have lovely cool fresh breeze. No sign of the expected storm but hope it comes, I love watching storms,specially if I’m warm and dry indoors
    *~ looking forward now to a lazy avvo and evening with trotters up and my nose stuck in a book…living the dream!😃hehe!
    Just noticed this Food for thought saying…
    The 3 Cs of life..
    Choices,Chances,Changes..you must make a choice to take a chance to change your life 💜💚🥳 xx
    Have a Grrrreat Weekend! XX

  • posted by Verano
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    Hi sorry some of you were plagued by multiple posts but strangely it only appeared here once.
    Natalie enjoy your break.
    Yowzer hope you’re enjoying your relaxing afternoon.
    Sunny bet you’ll be pleased to leave before the high heat of summer arrives!
    ✂️👩🏻✂️ Hair cut and coloured today so feeling back to ‘normal’. My last hair cut involved highlights and I just needed a bit of depth so now I have low lights too! Looks good anyway.
    👗👚🥿 I’ve had a spree this week ordering all sorts of tops, dresses and shoes. Felt in need of cheering up my wardrobe. Probably because the sun was shining. Some are keepers but the majority will be returned. Anyway a few new additions make me feel brighter.
    🥒🥬🍅 Salad with Thai salmon skewers for dinner tonight. I bought an electric plancha many, many years ago so that will have to do rather than the bbq as it’s raining now!
    Love your saying Yowzer. I found one yesterday as I was rereading an old post of mine ….. Coming last is better than not finishing!
    Have a good weekend!

  • posted by Verano
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    Hello.
    Thought I’d just pop in and post.
    Sunny hope you’re packing for homecoming is underway and you’re enjoying you’re last few days.
    Natalie hope you’re still enjoying your ‘down time’
    Yowzer hope your sister is still improving.
    Positives from me …. nice quiet weekend but am spending time looking at flight cancellations in the hope we will actually get away on holiday in 5 weeks …. everything crossed!!!
    Monday tomorrow, new week let’s hope it’s a good one. Enjoy!

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    Thanks V just got back from seeing sis,she’s doing quite well now,still a way to go yet.
    ( on way home tho,police cordon outside saint johns market,so I don’t know whats happening there..)
    Hope yr Hol can go ahead V.
    My feel goods for the weekend!
    *~ Watched Macca at Glasto on tv last night. Cried at times.The guy I loved when I was a teen is STILL making thousands happy decades later with his music.
    At 72,I cant stand for two hours,and certainly couldn’t last two hours without peeing my pants.
    I’m tired climbing the stairs,then I wonder why I’m upstairs.
    He plays a 2 hour gig ( guitars,piano,ukulele,mandolin,word perfect on all the songs,chats to the audience..all without one shedding one bead of sweat) at age 80,with a zillion of his own songs to choose from.
    Goes offstage still as fresh as a daisy,and still fab. 💜
    And what a drummer,I love that guy. And it gives me goosebumps when the crowd sing along.
    Tonight,watching an Eagles concert.
    What a fantastic time this is to be alive! thank you Universe!🙏🙏
    Well that’s more than enough from me,except ..
    At farmers market yesterday. Spoke to a woman who had two rescue dogs,one small,one big.
    She had just had to purchase a big cake from one of the stalls as her smaller dog had jumped up to the stand and taken a bite out of it!😂
    Goodnight,good morning,cats and kittens. Enjoy what the new week holds,hope it’s all good things for you xx

  • posted by Verano
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    Hi.
    Well for the first time in quite a while I do actually have positives without having to scrape the bottom of the barrel.
    👫🥙☕️ Out for lunch with friends who we’ve not seen in ages…. lovely to have some sort of normality back into life.
    🚗🏖☀️ Last minute trip down to the south coast on Saturday for 5 nights. So looking forward to some time away and especially spending time with son and family.
    Feeling positive here …. what more can you ask for.
    Sunny hope trip home is/was good.
    Yowzer ahh the Eagles!
    Hope everyone is well.

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    Quick check in with a few positives … have now started our drive home from Turkiye, with the first day done. Was a good drive, used a different route which proved a much more relaxed drive.

    We had a good night at our hotel in Gelibolu near Gallipoli and today spent a few hours both looking at local memorials and sampling some wonderful local wines, with an excellent lunch. Also bought some craft items in pottery and olive wood.

    Tomorrow we drive across Greece, ready for our ferry crossing to Italy the following day.

    Hope you are all enjoying your day.

  • posted by Yowzer49
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    Hi all!
    VERANO!enjoy that break! Great to get to see yr folks X
    SUNNY driving across Greece sounds amazing…will you go through the Peloponnese area or is that too far south? My geog isn’t v good!
    My positives…
    * ~ Sister’s just arrived at rehab. Might be there weeks,but it’s another step
    towards heading back home!
    * ~ That’s about it for today but it’s big news for her family! Apart from that I’m just happy to wake up each day to whatever that day brings. Two sleeps til July…the year’s rushing past, so squeeze the best you can from each day! XX
    💚🌸 Each day provides its own gifts. (Marcus Aurelius) 🌸💚
    A poster I saw made me laugh…
    TEENAGERS! Tired of being harassed by your stupid parents? ACT NOW!
    Move out.Get a job.Pay your bills while you still know everything!

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    Hello
    Yowzer so pleased to hear the news about your sister. Hope she’s home from rehab soon.
    Sunny sounds like a wonderful journey … travel safely.
    Natalie hope you’re well and enjoying your break
    Any other readers …. hope you’re well too and post!
    So…..
    Really enjoying Wimbledon.
    Looking forward to five nights away with immediate and extended family
    Really really looking forward to ‘NO COOKING’!
    Will try to pop in but if not have a good week.

  • posted by Yowzer49
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    Hi folks,happy 1 July!
    V,enjoy yr family time!
    My positives
    *~ Sisters rehab facility clean and bright,good food,caring staff
    *~ Today met young couple with tiny new baby boy, they were so happy! Dad looked exhausted,Mum looked great 😀(baby born two days ago on her birthday) They have a ten year old boy who’s so excited to be a big brother. Lovely to talk to them 💜
    *~ DD has received Award for Excellence prize ( £500) nominated by her boss ..v proud Mummy x

  • posted by Natalie
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    I’ve been away from the WOE but just caught up reading your lovely positives.
    🎁🎉 It’s my birthday! Lovely quiet day with the family as it storms and pours down outside. We have people coming tomorrow for games and pizza, weather permitting!
    ⬆️ I don’t think of it as getting older, I went up a level!

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