• Diving in the waves

    We swam in the oceanIn October you see Some may find that foolish But it made us happy as can be  I buried a dead fishIn the sand In the sun I hope it went onwards To another unknown land The light on the oceanReflected our joy Playing volleyball And divingHolding hands on this land The splashes, salt and sand  A tenuous decision To dive in deep But one we’ll always memoriseForever to keep.

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  • Comfy

    A short poem about the most recent time I felt truly happy. The single glazingbarely keeps outthe cold,the rain,the wind.We're using blanketsand hot water bottlessince the power went out. There's a stabbing painin my hips.Your tailboneis piercing my thighyour elbow is a daggerin my collar bone.My shoulder is twistedaround your neck.My neck aches,my arms are asleepand this movie is terrible. But as you perch yourself on melike a fussy catfinding a warm spoton a comfyfreshly made bed;even though ...

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    happy,
    love
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  • What makes me happy?

    I wrote this poem during my first write to recovery session and was encouraged to share it. I hope some of you get as much from reading it as I did from writing it. What makes me happy?What does it even mean to "be happy?"Is it the tingle in my chestat the endof some epic questto walk the dogor wash the dishes? Is it the gleam in my eyethe edge of tearswhen I feel your heart on ...

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  • One being of happiness

    A lot of things tend to make me happy, but the number one thing has to be cats. I own three currently and each one is my baby, my favourite is Tigger, he's the oldest and just turned 9 years old. I adopted him in 2009 not too long after my gran died and I went through difficulties in coping, he was one of the things I got during that time ...

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    makes,
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  • Charlie

    You took me in your armsAnd showed me the wayYou always held my gaveNever waveredI’d found you at last My soulmate, my friend May it it never be broken May it always remain x 

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  • Procuring A Vocabulary

    Very often in the early stages people did not know what I was talking about. It took time but eventually a vocabulary which illustrated my mental health condition emerged. It is important that it did so.By choosing words and creating definitions of my own I gained back some control. Where by I could build a robust bridge to reality. With clear, accurate images depicting the state of my mental health. So I could explain what ...

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    creativity,
    peace,
    communication
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  • The Collector

    He is my favourite hiding place,I stash my fears there,in the lining of his heart. He keeps them in pockets, turns them over in his hands,running a thumb in circles,over their surface,'til they're smooth, transformed,and returned to me:smaller, simpler, and rounded. He does this seamlessly,calmly.  They come back not quite so heavy. He will be a wise old man,  

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    hope,
    anxiety,
    support,
    fear,
    love
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  • Happiness is

    Happiness isWhen you see the blue sky truly as blueWhen the sunrays burst through the cloudsand reflect on the puddles on the groundcreating mirror images of your surroundings. Happiness isbeing invited to the comfort of someone else's hometo share a mealand be appreciated as a guest. Happiness isbeing supported in your strugglesby friends, teachers, strangerspeople that offer a helping handwhen you fall. Happiness iscreating thingsaccumulating knowledgegetting your hands dirtybuilding something. Happiness isa way to look at lifeto compare yourself ...

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    #bethankful,
    #creation,
    #nature,
    #people
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  • Butterfly Kisses

    Arousing from sleep Too sweet are your kisses  A butterfly caressSweeping gently across my cheekTrying to seek my heart Slowly aware of youI breathe you in Our breath interminglesWe are oneMy child, my love, my boy ❤️  

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  • Real To Me

    My reality is different from anyone else'sWe're all the centre of our own universe'sIn the middle of our own little bubblesDealing with our fears and troubles I know me but don't know youYou may think you know me tooBut i know i won't let you inFor fear you see all my sins There are too many to rememberYet some burn like hot embersEvery day upon my soulKnowing each one takes it's toll But i know what makes me ...

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    Hope;
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  • Envelope

    An envelopeYou two areAs you protect and link InsideYou overlap and divergeSpilling your memoriesAnd merging onwards You close it sometimesCarefullyNever tear it You retrieve each other back ......... I open itAnd I see a pullIt presses you togetherAs it should be Your envelopeIs sealed nowNo destination needed It’s freeIt’s free for it’s journey ...........   

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    love,
    Bond
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  • Time and Love can Fly

    You can’t touch love or timeBut they’re always thereBeside you Never fear They’re always near You can’t touch love or timeBut you can hold them closeTo link with what’s most treasured Never fearThey’re always near You can’t touch love or timeBut let them inTo breathe with youand release you from yourself Never fearThey’re always near ✨   

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    self love,
    Trauma-Hope-Recovery
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  • Slippers and Lampshades

    Slippers and Lampshades He bought me slippers and lampshadesHe knows my weakness and strength What can I do?What should I do?He knows me inside out I’ll turn it outside inI’ll give it all back to himI’ll reverse the trendI’ll resend to sender ........ Taken - I’ve resolved itHolding it - I’m attached ConcludedLetting goReversing I’ll give myself to him He holds itIt’s coolIt’s pulled meIt’s stopped me wanting more ....... Where have I gone?Who am I now? I’m somewhere in between usSomewhere beneath the sheetsSomewhere beside The fleeting ...

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    love,
    poem
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  • Friendship

    Friendship The rose awokeTo pastures newDew glistens Heralding the dawn Gone is yesterdayBringing bridgesTo fill a gap Taken forwardShe holds itDoesn’t stifle her NoticedShe must be gentleStep backLet it grow The rose awakesAnd dawn arrives Taken forwardShe will survive 🌷

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    friendship,
    optimism
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  • Wisdom In Watching My Illness Repeat Itself

    Within my condition I routinely oscillate between spikes of lethargy and paranoia. I balance this with the happy, positive, and resilient side of my nature. I engage in activities which support my well being so I can function, contribute or provide.Sharp spears of paranoia keep me in a state of peril, suspense and anxiety like I am about to be brutally attacked as I get on with my life. While lethargy puts me in jeopardy ...

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  • Where's My Happiness

    Many pages have been filled with countless scenarios of being unhappy; our newspapers, cinemas and televisions continually spew their interpretations into our all-inviting minds. This all-consuming sadness can cloud and envelop those moments of feeling less unhappy BUT are these truly moments or does the spewing mask possibe longer minutes of happiness? Perhaps these moments of happiness are lost as we seek an all-consuming ecstatic and joyous elation to last forever; why do we seek what ...

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    sadness,
    music,
    moments,
    bliss,
    dancing
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  • Autumn Rain

    Autum Rain  colours merge sofltythey let vibrance rest colours infuseand ooze a new dawn an arrival from springtaken to winter a compromise from naturestart over again 🌻 

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    hope,
    Poem
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  • Dark Horses

    Dark Horses  In the warm light of dayDark horses run freeHaving no need to be heeded A freedom exudesBut a stampede is haltedAs they glide to a common goal A string of beautyWith pearls of wisdom A weave of loveSent from above Ideas being formedEntwining like danceEnticing each other to play They merge together Like a river flows Setting dominoes offon a path no one knows...........

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  • For Emersyn

    For beautiful Emersyn I see her in the skyAs the birds flyReaching for you I hear herThrough the breezeAnd the leavesAs she walks by In her fairy gardenShe’s always thereWith her rainbow She waitsWith her pot of goldHolding you tight You’ll meet againWhere the circle joinsAnd all the coins from her potWill spill from heaven ❤️    

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  • List of things that make me FEEL happy part 1

    Dancing makes me very happy. And playing music (sometimes) and listening to music. Being/feeling confident and care free makes me happy.Doing or going outside with fresh air and nature.Laughing with friends new and old.The hope that I will be in a relationship sometime (possibly soon). And experience a new kind of intimacy I've never experienced before!Having time to chill. Or thinking in a different way about time.Watching TV and learning and not feeling guilty.Attending my sign language ...

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  • Tasks

    Achieving tasks weirdly makes me happy.  Whether that is wake up take dog for a walk, go the gym and cook a meal.  Not achieving would fail for no reason really not to go to the gym other than laziness.  Tasks can be big or small can be long term or short the there and now.  They can be spontaneous or well planned. Take today, i woke up fed the dog then went back to ...

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  • What Makes You Happy?

    What Makes You Happy?A calm, still day makes me happy.  Simple but frustratingly rare.  A damaged nerve in my face causes immense pain and is triggered, amongst other things, by the wind.  Every morning I eat breakfast, staring out at the trees and foliage to assess how much the wind is blowing.  The wind can feel like the ruler of my life.And when it isn't blowing? Joyeous! I am released......... a little.  I can still ...

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  • Getting out of the four walls...

    I really love to take my twin girls somewhere outdoors, I'm a real sucker for fresh air and sunshine... or even pouring rain. I feel like my senses are just heightened and my mind seams to clear itself. Finding some sort of chaotic inner peace for the split second the girls aren't running in opposite directions. Getting out of the house can also make time go quicker, which sometimes can trigger me in to feeling ...

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    twins,
    technique,
    positivity,
    breathe,
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  • To protect my happiness...

    Being amongst trees and nature alone or with friends. With people that appreciate the mystery and wonder and value of nature and wildlife. Gardening makes me happy, feeling the soil, feeding the soul and seeing the magic of seeds sprouting and growing. Ancient history - being amongst ancient sites such as stone circles and Pictish stones - wondering what people believed in back then and thinking they were much closer to nature than we are ...

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  • Minds Of Gold

    I am writing to gain control of my thoughts and emotions. Away from the smouldering adversity that flares up against me. Spiritual life tested with the barbs of mental illness to procure the product of mental health and well being. The purified gold of a healthy mind. That is writing for recovery to me. Based on a true desire to find peace or to find it at last. Reflecting, I say to myself...... “Never let ...

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    taking control,
    insight,
    happiness,
    sprituality,
    good practice
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  • What makes me happy.

    What makes me happy? There's many things that make me happy, My family, my partner. Lol even my Xbox makes me happy, I love listening to music or even going on YouTube and watching all different things, like facts, or music videos or just anything. Going out and having my headphones on is really good too.

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  • Things that make me happy... don't always work.

    What makes me happy? Well... how long is a piece of string? The answer... Long or short. There are lots of things that make me happy, but that's all well and good when we're in place that stress, anxiety and depression cannot touch us. I love to read and write it gives me great joy, but that doesn't work when I'm having a reading dry spell or writer's block hits me. I've begun at least ...

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    depression,
    Anxiety
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  • Sarah Millican

    Comedy!! Last night i went to the Clyde Auditorium to see Sarah Millican. She was absolutely amazing. I love when she gets the audience to participate. Her jokes were so funny and i was laughing all the way through. I went with my cousins wife and we were both in tears. The man that was sat next to me never laughed once, he didnt clap or even break a smile. Something tells me that seat ...

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    Love,
    Comedy,
    Laugh,
    Sarah Millican,
    Funny
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  • Hope, Endurance, Achievement, Fruit, Resilience

    Hope, Endurance, Achievement, Fruit, Resilience Hope when all else fails and all seems impossible. Endurance when unwell and in staying well. Achievement in getting well and keeping well. Fruit life itself Resilience for putting up with the whole process in the first place. What the human spirit endures and achieves in mental health is quite phenomenal and it should not be undervalued or overlooked. It is not mindless suffering. It requires work to keep it ...

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    hope,
    resilience,
    life,
    experience
  • What makes me happy

    There are so many things I love to do, but my most favourite is crocheting while listening to music, focusing on something that keeps me occupied is what makes me happy :)

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  • Tattoos

    For the past 2 weeks iv been waiting for this day. The day I get my dagger tattoo on my thigh. It doesn't sound like a very feminine tattoo but it is as it has wings on it and a scroll that reads "every scar tells a story". I have 10 other tattoos and all of varying pain. My first tattoo I got just over 10 years ago and it hurt badly, but maybe it ...

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    Love,
    Tattoo,
    Sore,
    Self-Harm,
    Pain
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  • My Engagement Ring

    After proposing to my Girlfriend the other day and her saying yes. I gave her, her ring which she loved and really didn't expect it. We then booked our venue for our engagement party which is at the beginning of September. On Saturday my fiancée and I went to Belfast to the Titanic exhibition and on the boat on the way over my fiancée then produced a ring for me. I was so surprised and ...

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    Engagement,
    Recovery,
    Fiancee,
    Girlfriend,
    Day Trip
  • Blue Room

    When I was with you, way back, sitting next to you on that blue couch with our feet on the blue carpet, eating nachos and playing video games with nothing but the glow from the television as our light source. Those nights were the best, the days were still bad, but the blue room was my safe haven. Hanging out til 2 or 3am, just being with each other, laughing and talking, all the while ...

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    Happy,
    Hope,
    Love,
    Bond
  • One look at a westie and they make you do anything

    I was in town and the PDSA were there trying to get people to sponsor an animal. I normally don't have time for speels and like to do things in my own time, but maybe it was the lovely weather or the fact I had just treated myself to 2 pairs of jeans that made me stop and listen to this mans speel. He didn't ramble for long but the whole time I was thinking ...

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    Love,
    Westie,
    Dog,
    West Highland Terrier,
    PDSA
  • Happiness is

    Happiness is: being alone in a quiet house with no one to demand anything of me, the dog laying on my lap, no work the next day and no plans for the weekend! Happiness is: walking along the beach with no shoes on, feeling the sand through my toes and the water lapping up on my feet as the waves go in and out! Happiness is: seeing my dog bound through a field, free, happy ...

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  • Time to smell the Roses

    Time to smell The Roses When my life is not going well I can find comfort - in a smell. "A smell?" I seem to hear you ask But think: Of freshly cut green grass; A bag of chips to take away At the seaside on a Sunny day. The perfume counter in a store Flowers; vase of freesia; more Than this: There's lentil soup and new baked bread They'll conjure images in your head! ...

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    Happy,
    me,
    What,
    makes
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  • Writing Versus Talking

    I have always been quite shy and at school I never put my hand up to answer questions and I never asked for help because it would have meant I had to talk to someone. I sometimes stumble over words and I find it hard to get the right words directly from my brain to my mouth and speak those words. Also, because I was put down for experiencing and expressing emotions as a child ...

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    writing,
    expressing myself,
    reading
  • This Friend of Mine

    His name is Dougie, Douglas on a Sunday He arrived one morning, tall, dark & handsome Needing love & somewhere to call home Once roaming the M6, now laid upon my sofa This friend of mine He is daft, silly & has outrageous ears His crowning glory Knowing eyes, spongey feet & a beautiful wet nose He loves me unconditionally & gives good kisses This friend of mine Today he stole my vegetables Ate a ...

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    friendship,
    Happiness,
    companion
  • Flip Flop Ramblings

    I Love the sound the filp flops make. The flip, the flop. The sharp THWACK on the sole of your foot is somewhat invigorating and comforting all at the same time. Thwack - I like the word.....thwack......very onomatopaeic. I do however hate the thwack sound a daddy-long-legs makes against the ceiling when you are trying to sleep. In fact, I have an irrational fear of crane flies. I even wrenched my neck once, when one ...

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    depression,
    happiness,
    flipflops
  • Daffodils and Sunshine (Thank you D's son for the daffodil)

    It's so dark inside my head It's so dark outside my head Until the sunshine comes and the flowers bloom The sun is very welcoming and its brightness helps us to see beauty more clearly The flowers make me sneeze but I forgive them You gave me a daffodil It was very kind and it cheered me up (It didn't make me sneeze) I hope someone gives you a daffodil too

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    Sunshine,
    happiness,
    kindness,
    poem,
    flowers
  • My Westies

    As much as my 2 westies are a handful I love them to bits. They always have to be near me. When I sit on the couch the 2 of them lie next to me even though there is another comfier 3 seater at the other side of the livingroom. If I moved to the 3 seater they would follow. They rely on me to feed them and let them out for the toilet and ...

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    Happy,
    Content,
    Westies,
    West Highland Terrier
  • Happy cook

    I love to eat and I now enjoy cooking. I cook casseroles, lamb and get my ideas from recipes on Google or my boyfriend. Once upon a time my cooking skills were burnt pizza,fish fingers and twizzlers. The thing I didn't burn was chicken,that's because I took it straight from the freezer wrapped it in foil and placed it in the oven. I took it out the oven a couple of hours later, it looked ...

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    hope,
    identity,
    Life,
    line
  • What makes me happy

    Dogs and photos of dogs make me happy. Watching plants grow also makes me happy. I like to go on walks with friends.

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  • What makes me happy

    Cats, my cat. Lazing in the garden, walking by the sea. Seeing my nephews, drinking a hot cup of tea. Watching Doctor Who, or Adventure Time. Skyping my boy. Fabric shops, coffee shops, a roaring fire. Being on holiday, exploring Scotland. Being in Munich. Christmas. Having a bath and getting into bed in my pyjamas with some hot chocolate. A good book, rewatching my favourite films.

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    happiness,
    what makes me happy,
    Happy
  • ..From the realm that exists beyond words...

    Words make me happy,... Words like altruism, acceptance and aspirations, butterflies and bluebells, babbling brooks, blueberries,and bon bons, connection,compassion,cuddles,creativity, confidence, cumfy cushions ,clouds, cats, camping, campfires, chemistry, and calm, doodling, disco, dogs, daisies and dancing at dawn , enjoyable, entheogenic, empathy and enthusiasm, ecstatic, freedom,forests, fairies, friends, forgiveness and flowers , fluffy... I like fluffy...goodness, gratitude, gardening, genuiness and giggles, horses, humour and harmony, hope, and hippies, honesty,humility and home sweet home.. intuition, Ireland, introverts, ...

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  • Health in Mind

    I'm currently volunteering for the charity Health in Mind (ironic huh) but I actually love it!! I have the freedom to arrange these really cool events, the office staff are amazing and I love being there. I feel relaxed and at home. I'm so glad that I have found something that makes me want to get up in the morning and that I actually have some self worth.............. now if only I could find a ...

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    happy,
    charity,
    self-worth,
    volunteering
  • Songwriting for non musicans

    Honestly, what makes me happy is writing my story. I've always written - journals, stories, opinion pieces in the odd blog I've kept over the years - and the process has always made me happy and helped me make sense of the world. It's why I'm talking about it here. But recently I have discovered a new way of writing, and a new way of finding happiness, and I didn't realise it when I sat ...

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    lyrics,
    songs,
    music
  • Happy in Nature

    What makes me happy? The Big Outdoors!! Nature makes me feel so at peace. There are so many things about society and modern day living that feels wrong. Just taking some time away from the hustle and bustle; breathing lungfuls of air which isn't muggy, a rest from man made invention and all the complicated comings and goings and responsibilities that come with being a 'grown up'. I love rambling through forests and scavenging on ...

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    outdoors,
    sea,
    nature,
    sunshine
  • happiness?

    A few months ago my therapist asked me to write out a weekly schedule, with the intention of looking at how I was managing my time. I wrote down a list of daily activities, the mundane day to day things that makes one feel like a 'normal' functioning human being; things such as 'brush teeth' and 'change cat litter tray'. I put them in an order that I felt would make me look capable and ...

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    happy
  • Happy days

    There's so much that makes me happy - exercise (swimming, running, cycling, yoga, circuits, surfing, in fact pretty much all sport!), feeling the sunshine on my skin, cuddling my dog, going to the cinema or to watch the ballet, having a good chat with a friend, reading the sunday papers whilst sipping a soya cappuccino, going on a road trip with someone who's fun, sitting in front of a log fire on a cold day, ...

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    positives
  • Wake up

    I woke up this morning and wanted to write - writing makes me happy!

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    writing
  • what I love most

    I love my family, open space, taking walks, eating avocado laughing, empowering others and crumpets!

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    happiness
  • Little things.

    starting to think about what makes me happy is like putting my mind in reverse. For so long it feels like i have been just managing to stay ok and struggling with despair and mania. ive not been looking at the happy thread. So here goes....what makes me happy at the moment is seeing my cat Millie sitting out in the sun, as they do, claiming all of the rays and seeming to just vanish ...

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