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Happiness

AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 133 Pioneering
What makes you Happy?  It is a simple question but the answer is anything but simple. There is no one thing that makes us all happy.  I could sit here and say that my team winning the 6 Nations or the Rugby Premiership makes me happy. Or some good comedy (which like art is a matter of opinion) . Also warm sunny days and being in doors watching a fresh snow fall and also the smell of fresh bread. Finally seeing other people happy also puts a smile on my face and gives me that buzz.  It does not matter what makes them happy, as long as they are. 

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  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 623 Pioneering
     Hi @AndyGT. Listening to my favourite music (mainly rock music) and also walking my lovely boarder collie Bella make me happy.
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,765 Disability Gamechanger
    A lovely post @AndyGT! Helping others makes me happy, and the sun shining! :)
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,100 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Being with my girls because they are my world! seeing my fur baby (cat), helping others and warm weather. Approximately 8 weeks i'll be adding "seeing my new grandson" to that list! <3
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 641 Pioneering
    Hi @AndyGT
                           Thank you for your post. Supporting others and making sure that others are happy is what puts a smile on my face. Thank you. 
  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    Dogs, horses, fish, birds, roses, alpines, cacti, etc. The Natural World
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Spending time with my family and friends, helping others, enjoying hobbies/activities such as arts & crafts and Tai Chi, doing some cooking and eating the finished product, playing with my cat and going out in the sun on a lovely Summer's day.  We all need things to make us happy!  This is a great wee discussion,@AndyGT so thanks!

    Congratulations for when your new grandson comes, @poppy123456!  Exciting times!  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,100 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ails thank you! Yes, very exciting. My first grandchild and i'm counting the days until i meet him :)
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  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    You are welcome @poppy123456.  That is so exciting!  Please let us know when he arrives.  Lovely news!  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    Happiness is a warm puppy

    I think that was Charles Schulz in the Peanuts cartoon
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,999 Disability Gamechanger
    new babies and smiling with happiness for those who get to cuddle that sweet little bundle!

    seeing my hard pressed hubby laugh.....his role as my main carer seems to have worn him down

    visitors

    looking at my toy poodle Sophie..she is so pretty!

    Sophie is with Willow, her cousin.
  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    They're lovely @pollyanna1052. Poodles are so intelligent. Got the looks and the brains!
  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 133 Pioneering
    It's amazing how much a dog, or any pet can put a smile on someone's face. It is a lovely relaxing feeling to sit there and stroke a dog.  I was watching s programme on tv the other day and they showed a piece about dogs and small ponies being taken in to a home where most of the people suffer from some sort of dementia. The smiles on their faces and that spark of recognition  was a wonderful thing to see. One of the best things to see is that smile on someone else's face.
  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    I used to own PAT dogs, two in the nineties, and another more recently. Hopefully got another one now nearly ready to go for his test. All mine did some wonderful work without even knowing it. Oh I forgot Misty, she did heel work to music, so would 'dance' in the community lounges at care homes.
    Horses are another story, I'm getting help from horses currently.
  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 133 Pioneering
    I hope the horses help you.  The piece I saw on tv I thought the dogs and horses were amazing.  Personally, I always find them so calming. 
  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    Animals are great de-stressers. Dont know if they still do it but dentists waiting rooms use to have a fish tank. Watching peaceful little tropical fish is relaxing, calming. Two of the care homes I visited also had fish tanks. So doesnt have to be a fur baby!
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 306 Pioneering
    I love nature , I love animals and especially my lazy bulldog ( Hamish) ...one word from me and he does exactly what he wants to do🤔🤨 I was drawn to Bulldogs and kept Bulldogs for over 25 years . Before I had Bulldogs,  I trained gun dogs , I also trained a rottweiler , he would do anything for me .swith lights on and off , close the door after he came into a room ...an easy dog to train. 
    Yep Nature is beautiful ....but can also be dangerous .
  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    Love watching those assistance dogs, what they can do. Your rottie reminded of them @Seanchai. We have guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs that can prewarn people with epilepsy, dogs that'll help you in the supermarket, load and unload the washing machine, even get the hose and water the garden for you.
    Three cheers for dogs!!
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,999 Disability Gamechanger
    For this year`s Poppy Day, we must get blue poppies. These signify and celebrate the roles animals had in the wars and today, helping ex-military personnel who were injured in wars and benefit from service dogs.
  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    @pollyanna1052
    My vet had them on sale last year. They said they come out earlier than the red ones, and the red ones take pride of place when they arrive, so had to ask for mine, they were under the counter.
    Did you know 8 million horses died in the first world war.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,999 Disability Gamechanger
    @pollyanna1052
    My vet had them on sale last year. They said they come out earlier than the red ones, and the red ones take pride of place when they arrive, so had to ask for mine, they were under the counter.
    Did you know 8 million horses died in the first world war.

    No I didn't...wow! After having seen Warhorse....it makes you think.


    I`ll be getting my blue poopy as well as my red one this time round.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,182 Scope community team
    What makes me happy?

    Laughing to the point where it hurts your stomach, a good cup of coffee, anything that's yellow, being with family, going on adventures, photography, writing, having a book that you can't put down, the company of dogs/ cats, fresh air, crocheting, making memories, meeting up with friends, warm weather, pretty shoes, a good TV series and appreciating the little things in life!  <3

    Thank you, it was really lovely to think about that! :)
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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,999 Disability Gamechanger
    Wow Chloe......you must be happy 99% of the time!

    Lovely to read your comments xx
  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 133 Pioneering
    A good laugh And hence good comedy can not only make you feel happy but can also help with a number of ailments. As well as rugby, and the like I have mentioned before anything with custard, especially banana will always make me happy  and also a good hug and gentle kiss....
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,182 Scope community team
    Custard is always a good idea @AndyGT!!

    Thanks @pollyanna1052 haha, I guess it's about noticing those little things. :)
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 1,288 Disability Gamechanger
    Driving my car  :)
    Comedy  :D
    Good food/drink  :p
    Meeting nice people  :smiley:
    Posting on forums  B)
    Learning :grin:
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,491 Scope community team
    Reading these really made me take note of all the small things that brighten my day.
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  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 133 Pioneering
    I am glad it has helped.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,182 Scope community team
    edited February 13
    People got anything else to add? :)
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  • laura222laura222 Member Posts: 84 Pioneering
    A lovely, hot cup of coffee... and maybe a biscuit... or two. What's that? The kettle's boiled? Don't mind if I do!
  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 133 Pioneering
    A baggy jumper on a cold morning.

    Smell.of Fresh Bread
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,182 Scope community team
    I love these!

    @laura222, if the kettle has just boiled would you mind making me a coffee? Milk, two sugars please!

    *pinches a biscuit... or two!*
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  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 133 Pioneering
    Chloe-_Scope: What biscuits? Personally I would go for  Jam Sandwich Creams or Fig Rolls. Mmmmmm biscuits.
  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    Jammie Dodgers yes. Swap the fig rolls for Bourbons. My two favourites. Fig rolls!!!
  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 133 Pioneering
    Bourbons are good but if you are talking chocolate biscuits it has to be those you can get in M&S -  Dutch shortcake. No good for dunking but an excellent biscuit.  
  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    Bourbons and jammie Dodgers have been favourites since I was a kid, but anything with chocolate on or in scores high on my list. Plain digestives buttered are nice too.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,182 Scope community team
    Cookies, chocolate digestives, fig rolls, ginger biscuits, hobnobs... is that too many?  :D
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  • laura222laura222 Member Posts: 84 Pioneering
    You can never have too many! I just had a mint-chocolate Choco Leibniz and now I feel super-fancy!
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,182 Scope community team
    They sound divine!!  <3
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