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The Wholesome Thread

Posted by Cranky Old Witch

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Thought I'd carve out a wee spot away from social media bickering, drama, and trollishness.

And create what I hope is a nice place for the simple pleasures in life. Those wee wholesome moments that you deeply enjoy.

The smell of a good used bookstore.ย 

Walking by the river in spring and seeing the new baby ducks that season.

The energetic feeling just before a thunderstorm breaks.

Lunch with an old friend that you haven't seen in a while.

Whatever!

What are the small 'everyday' sort of things that you cherish and make you happy?



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Reply by Kathrine

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Waking up in the morning with the sunlight on my face, birds singing and my cats cuddling me.ย 

This is my favourite part of the day ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Omg yes!!!

Thinking about that when napping, which leads me to NAPS!


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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That's not stupid at all! There are days when I miss my old woodworking business, and the pleasure of the 'zen' of working my job!

Good on ya, Bangers! ย 


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Reply by โ˜†Solโ˜†

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got my license renewed today since i just turned 21!

(also i love this topic!!!)


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Hurray updated license! Did you update the photo?ย 


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Reply by Bex

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The smell of fresh cut grass. It just makes me feel good. Not sure why.ย 


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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I wish I had a better descriptive than the 'freshness' of it lol! Can't wait for that smell come spring ย 


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Reply by Jon ๐Ÿ‡

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Having your kitten cuddle up to you is a big one.ย  X)


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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And nestle into a deep sleep, purring away!


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Reply by Linda the Cat Lady

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I enjoy the scenery of my drive to work.ย  I love the company of my animals too.ย 


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Oh that's a nice one! Still dark on my way into work, but I've been enjoying the early tree blossoms on my commute home as well!ย 


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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YassS, Dino! Lazy morning weekend coffee!


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Reply by Celina Pelina

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omg I love this! We need a forum like this!


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Yes we do!


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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This one's stupid, but it's my own lil simple pleasure.

Coca-cola in a green glass bottle.

When I pop the top, there is this wee puff of vapor in the bottle neck at the very top.

Sure, my brain tells me it's 'science'. Rapidly expanding gas or what not.

But my heart knows it's the tiny spirit of the coke bottle, charged with guarding the freshness of my cold beverage! I take but a moment to thank the spirit then gently blow to release it to wherever it may choose to go!ย 


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Reply by Sean Faust

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Getting to see the feral cats that frequent my backyard eating in peace, knowing that I'm not going to bother them.ย 


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Yes! We have a regular visitor here too!


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Reply by Kathrine

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Warm blueberry muffins ๐Ÿฅน


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Reply by Clara

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Good day to you, Macey!ย 

A few squares of good quality dark Chocolate after a tasty lunch! :)


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Reply by 3leeshaโ™ง

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Right now, it's watching Spring bring the flowers and trees back to life; seeing the dull brown & gray landscape awaken into vibrant pastel colorsย 


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Hi Clara

Omg, all y'all know what living is all about!


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Reply by SafeInSanity

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When you're looking around on Ebay and find that one vintage drum that you have wanted to add to your kit for years for a good price!


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Reply by Celina Pelina

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When someone asks me how I am but they genuinely askย 


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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SafeInSanity, I didn't know you were a drummer! And yes ย 

Celine! Real!


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Reply by Dahling

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I was able to take a nice relaxing bubble bath over the weekend.
It was the first one in a long time.
It felt so good


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Sometimes, even in grief, the right person saying the right thing is a treasure


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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A good night's sleep.

Something as 'common' as just getting a good night's sleep!

Waking up refreshed and able to face the day.ย 


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Reply by Jon ๐Ÿ‡

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It's the Little Things :)


Like finding two of the good kind of pipe screens when you thought you were out of any type of pipe screen.ย  :)

Like having the sun come out when the forecast is cloudy.ย  :)

Like realizing today is the day you get to use your home-made pork stock to make tonight's rice.ย  :D




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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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That's a good day all around, Jon


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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They know you and like you enough to remember your order and have it ready!

That's another simple pleasure, being kind and feeling kindness in return!


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Today I overheard my son giving advice to a friend. He was echoing things I've said to him years ago, and I am pleasantly shocked that some things have stuck!

He's such a good man. So proud of him!ย 


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Reply by Jon ๐Ÿ‡

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Just listening to a flock of red-winged blackbirds in the trees outside. Dita is fascinated by them, a bunch are around the feeder and she's ak-ak-ak-ak-ak-ing!ย  X)


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Oh that's just beautiful!


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Reply by 3leeshaโ™ง

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Slow & peaceful Saturday mornings โ˜†


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Omg yes! I remember those! But after busy saturday mornings, I do sometimes sneak in a saturday afternoon nap


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Reply by Bex

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When my son hugs me suddenly and says thank you for allย  I do


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Mah heart!


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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When the days get long enough that there's a sunrise when I leave for work. Coming soon!ย 


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Reply by Jon ๐Ÿ‡

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Seeing the plumage of the Goldfinches going from winter gray to spring yellow.ย 


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Oh that's especially lovely!


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Anticipation.

Sometimes, there is a deep, yet everyday pleasure in the excitement of anticipation.


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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I don't mind the rain.

Spring rain has its own mercy.ย 

The world is alive!


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Any moment at work that no one shows up for an innordinately long amount of time and then for a moment peace just settles into my soul. lol.


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Reply by Jon ๐Ÿ‡

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holding that warm cup of coffee in the morning :)


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Omg yes to all!


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Reply by Cranky Old Witch

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Sometimes it's hard to remember, especially when it feels like so many voices are against me.ย 

The toughest of those voices are the internal ones. The ghosts of the past.

But when I do remember, it's a great feeling.

Remembering that I LIKE me.ย 


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Reply by Dahling

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I LOVE THAT MACEY LOVE! *HUGS*


I'm happy and thankful to see all of you on here when I log in. I know people come and go n here all the time but not the way they did recently.ย 

I like seeing friends logged in and posting. Then I know it's going to be a good forum day


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