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Old 05-15-2010, 05:27 PM   #1
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What cheers you up...

when you're feeling really blue?
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:34 PM   #2
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Music......for me, it never fails....

I need some Happy Music Now!
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If I am feeling down, usually it is because of something. So I usually try to resolve that thing that is the cause. Life for DW and I is good, and we just don't have time to be blue. I know it's coming, with friends getting older and family getting farther away, but for now life is good and has been since we retire 4 years ago.
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:39 PM   #6
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Music, comfort food, cats... They all cheer me up.

And then there is that other thing which always makes me happy...
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What?...pray tell...
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Hiking a nature trail. Really makes a difference.

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Great stuff. Sometimes this works

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Old 05-15-2010, 07:44 PM   #12
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Talking to a friend
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Looking at really silly videos (e.g. cats or people doing silly things...cats AND people doing silly things is even better)
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when you're feeling really blue?
Surprisingly, going to the gym and completing a strenuous weight training workout seems do the trick for me. The sadder I feel, the heavier the weights I choose, until all I can think about is accomplishing the lift.

Besides, afterwards when my body feels like it is made of rubber bands I can indulge in the ice cream that travelover suggests, without feeling quite as guilty. I suggest chocolate chunk and lots of it. Then listen to bbbamI's laughing baby video above, over and over. (That's so cool!)

If you are feeling blue, I hope it goes away. If you are feeling blue because of your sick cat, give him a hug and remember that in a sense he will never die, because your memories of him will live forever.
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I'll third that! Any kind - in shakes, cones, or right out of the carton.
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BIG COUNTRY - IN A BIG COUNTRY (Lyrics) - Bing Video

When this song came out, the lyrics seemed to describe the way I'd felt when my private life fell apart, I was alone and scared, and had to pull everything back together on my own. Since then, I've listened to this song again and again for the courage to get through to the "other side."

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Hugs and kisses
A phone call from a friend who cares and is a good listener is always an excellent "cheer me up" thing.
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What cheers me up when I'm blue? Not sure - I'm rarely depressed.

Wait! Before any of you give thought to posting this, let me save you the effort:

"Proof once again that ignorance is bliss..."
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