This Open Thread Could Use Some Happy Thoughts

It’s been a hell of a week, y’all. We could all stand some cheering up.

What are your go-to coping strategies when the news of the world makes you want to curl up in a tiny ball and never leave the house again? Anything awesome happen to you this week? Favorite cute baby animal pics? Share something to put a smile back on our faces. Here, I’ll start.

Sunset over the ocean as a wave crashes on the beach

My happy place: Sunset on Maui.

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11 Comments This Open Thread Could Use Some Happy Thoughts

  1. Avatar of JuniperJuniper

    I’m definitely in need of happy things. My “flu-like symptoms” which NHS 24 said would last 7-10 days are still here after 13 days and I’m rather fed up of them. That sunset picture, however, is all sorts of wonderful and loveliness.

    1. Avatar of FriggFrigg

      Yes! I’m so proud to be a Canadian Kiwi today!

      Last night during the vote I was at a meeting for a board I sit on with 8 other women. Only two of us are straight. The others were telling stories of 40 years ago going into dyke clubs with no windows and poorly lit for fear that someone saw you and you lost your children and job. Thank jeebus for progress.

      I have watched that video countless times today.

  2. Avatar of Matzukado

    Happy thoughts for me usually consist of books (Song of Ice and Fire at the moment), a soothing album (Lost Horizons by Lemon Jelly atm) and an open fire. Rain on the window.

    Or hilarious animals:

  3. Avatar of verunaveruna

    It’s raining cats and dogs right now and has been all day. So I made some almond pound cake to eat while I watch Hannibal and read. Now my all of me is warm and cozy.

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