Cheer Us Up!

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I recently found a Reddit article in which someone posted the question, “What’s a fact you know that will cheer me up?” Here are some of the beautiful responses (there are already 500 within the 4 hours the question was posted):

Hedgehogs, already insanely adorable, are considered very beneficial to UK gardeners. Gardeners cut little hedgehog holes in their fences so the hedgehogs can freely roam from garden to garden.

Each year, hundreds of trees grow because squirrels forget where they buried their food.

Every cow has their own best friend that they hang around every day.

The act of smiling inadvertently improves your mood.

Why don’t we try that here! Please post a comment of something that would cheer someone up or that has cheered you up! Thanks! 🙂


2 thoughts on “Cheer Us Up!

  1. Your blog cheers me up, Tanya. Here’s one of my favorite literary quotes:

    “Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’

    ‘Does it hurt?’ asked the Rabbit.

    ‘Sometimes,’ said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. ‘When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.’

    ‘Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,’ he asked, ‘or bit by bit?’

    ‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
    ― Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

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