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The Things that Cheer You Up
« on: March 21, 2016, 07:25:30 PM »
For all the little things that brighten up our days.

Finding out about a musical group whose work I end up loving. One of the best things about Facebook.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 07:29:17 PM »
Searching for something unrelated online and finding a story I'd written and forgotten about from 2008. Spooky. And definitely cheered me up.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 08:26:42 PM »
When my dog wants a tummy rub.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 08:31:24 PM »
Crushing my enemies
Seeing them driven before me
Hearing the lamentations of their women
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 08:41:32 PM »
Crushing my enemies
Seeing them driven before me
Hearing the lamentations of their women

And bathing in their tears. (The enemies', not their women's. Only the best male tears for our bath. ;))
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2016, 09:29:14 PM »
Getting into my car at the end of the work day.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2016, 09:38:11 PM »
Crushing my enemies
Seeing them driven before me
Hearing the lamentations of their women

Thank you, Conan the Barbarian.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 09:44:09 PM »
puppies!

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2016, 12:37:11 AM »
Sounds sometimes cheer me up--a few bits of a particular song, or some asmr thing, or the dialogue from some dumb comedy like Kung Pow.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2016, 12:44:05 AM »
Watching hockey videos at 5am when I can't sleep.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2016, 12:54:05 AM »
What's taters, precious? What's taters, eh?

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2016, 01:21:47 AM »
When either my rat or my hamster seems to be actually enjoying my caresses.

Alcohol.

The smile of my fiancée when I do something just slightly stupid.

When someone from a particular group does something exactly fit to a stereotype related to them.

Free stuff.

Getting lingots on Duolingo.

Ending a translation and posting it somewhere.
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Rise up, Lord, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee. Return, o Lord, unto the many thousands of Israel.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2016, 03:09:24 PM »
Cat coming on my lap and purring

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2016, 04:46:03 PM »
A hug from my son when I pick him up from daycare or anytime, really.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2016, 04:40:49 PM »
A glass of wine (my daughter calls it a cheeky glass) at the end of a pig of a day.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2016, 06:48:22 PM »
A glass of wine (my daughter calls it a cheeky glass) at the end of a pig of a day.

Sola Scriptura cheers me up:

Quote
Sirach 31

27 Wine is like life to men,
    if you drink it in moderation.
What is life to a man who is without wine?

    It has been created to make men glad.
28 Wine drunk in season and temperately
    is rejoicing of heart and gladness of soul.

29 Wine drunk to excess is bitterness of soul,
    with provocation and stumbling.
30 Drunkenness increases the anger of a fool to his injury,
    reducing his strength and adding wounds.
31 Do not reprove your neighbor at a banquet of wine,
    and do not despise him in his merrymaking;
speak no word of reproach to him,
    and do not afflict him by making demands of him.

;)
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2016, 07:42:44 AM »
Today is my seventh anniversary on Last.fm. I'm still calculating how much of my life over these years I've spent listening to music, but I suspect the result will be pretty cheering too.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2016, 07:45:13 AM »
Fishing.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2016, 10:54:40 AM »
When either my rat or my hamster seems to be actually enjoying my caresses.

It's been scientifically proven that rats enjoy being tickled.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2016, 11:04:42 AM »
When either my rat or my hamster seems to be actually enjoying my caresses.

It's been scientifically proven that rats enjoy being tickled.
Great! I never caressed my rat's belly because I thought she would hate it. Hamsters sometimes make a painful sound when you tickle their belly, but they're much more antisocial than rats... I usually measure how much they like it from how quiet they are.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2016, 11:07:24 AM »
When I had rats I tickled their tummies all the time. They never seemed to mind.

Hamsters are definitely not as social as rats.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2016, 06:46:06 PM »
My dog :)
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2016, 08:09:49 PM »
Chocolate chip cookies.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2016, 08:30:53 PM »
Currently helping my sisters with homework has been a great cheer-up. It's starting to get hard, means they're growing old.  :o
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2016, 12:31:39 AM »
Baby giggles are awesome. I don't think it is possible to watch a toddler without smiling at least a little.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2016, 12:51:02 AM »
Baby giggles are awesome. I don't think it is possible to watch a toddler without smiling at least a little.

Watching the kids go up to Communion makes me smile. :)

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2016, 06:20:02 AM »
Finishing my Camp NaNo project early, and binge-watching Dance 212.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2016, 10:23:40 AM »
the nice weather. Even with whiny kids telling me it's too hot. And it being warm enough to go barefoot, too.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2016, 10:36:51 AM »
yes!  The sun, gardening.

Butchering a shrub / tree in preparation to remove it, feeling kind of bad about killing a tree, then the neighbor girl showing up and asking if she can have the shrub! 

"Yah"  But kind of wondering what that is all about, but then she grabs the shrub as tall as she is and drags it off, leaving a trail of dirt.

I imagine, "Look Mom! It's not a puppy or a kitten, but a rather sad mutilated shrub / tree thing."

Mom came out afterwards, and they actually want the shrub and the other small spruce tree I gave her.  It's really cute and will stay small. 

Having two other neighbor kids come out and want to help me plant a currant bush was really cheering.  I love their company.

Such lovely kids. 

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2016, 12:32:20 PM »
Planting a tree.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2016, 03:09:25 PM »
Having a phone again.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2016, 03:14:02 PM »
A cuddly puppy to take a nap with on the sofa.  Sheer bliss! 8)

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2016, 03:18:49 PM »
The daughter of the priest makes me happy.
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Rise up, Lord, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee. Return, o Lord, unto the many thousands of Israel.