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Purron 05-15-2010 05:27 PM

What cheers you up...
when you're feeling really blue?

bbbamI 05-15-2010 05:34 PM

Music......for me, it never fails....;)


Rustic23 05-15-2010 06:22 PM

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.

Gumby 05-15-2010 06:23 PM

Petting my cats, or listening to either one of these:

YouTube - Official Jason Mraz - I'm Yours video

YouTube - Jack Johnson - Bubble Toes

73ss454 05-15-2010 06:28 PM

Grand Kids, Muscle cars and Oldies!

FIREd 05-15-2010 06:39 PM

Music, comfort food, cats... They all cheer me up.

And then there is that other thing which always makes me happy...:flowers:

bbbamI 05-15-2010 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by FIREdreamer (Post 937042)
And then there is that other thing which always makes me happy...:flowers:

What?...pray tell... :duh:

TromboneAl 05-15-2010 06:48 PM


audreyh1 05-15-2010 06:50 PM

Hiking a nature trail. Really makes a difference.


bbbamI 05-15-2010 07:17 PM

Laughing Baby#

Purron 05-15-2010 07:36 PM

Great stuff. Sometimes this works

YouTube - Let It Be - The Beatles - Lyrics

Amethyst 05-15-2010 07:44 PM

Talking to a friend
Going for a long walk
Looking at really silly videos (e.g. cats or people doing silly things...cats AND people doing silly things is even better)

Gumby 05-15-2010 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by bbbamI (Post 937055)

Babies and music

YouTube - Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely

travelover 05-15-2010 08:22 PM

Ice cream! ^-^

W2R 05-15-2010 09:23 PM


Originally Posted by Purron (Post 937025)
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.

Ronstar 05-16-2010 06:06 AM


Originally Posted by travelover (Post 937074)
Ice cream! ^-^

I'll third that! Any kind - in shakes, cones, or right out of the carton.

Moscyn 05-16-2010 07:02 AM

a movie and spicy fried chicken and red wine.

Amethyst 05-16-2010 07:33 AM

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."


freebird5825 05-16-2010 08:27 AM

Hugs and kisses ;D
A phone call from a friend who cares and is a good listener is always an excellent "cheer me up" thing.

REWahoo 05-16-2010 08:37 AM

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..." ;D

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