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Reasons to be cheerful!
« on: June 26, 2010, 07:13:35 AM »
Seeing an ultrasound scan of my eldest daughter's 17 week old baby  :D

What are your reasons to be cheerful?
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 07:15:48 AM »
Congrats to your daughter. Will this be your first grandchild?
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 07:18:48 AM »
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Congrats to your daughter. Will this be your first grandchild?
Yep! It's due on 3rd December, I'll be 51 on the 1st December so there is the possibility it will be born on my birthday which would be rather nice.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 07:57:16 AM »
Congrats, Tank!!!!  :D

Is this intended as a thread for everyone's "reasons to be cheerful," or just a sneaky way to announce your grandchild's imminent arrival?
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 07:58:50 AM »
Sweet! Indeed, it is a reason to be cheerful :hmm:  )
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 08:02:37 AM »
Good to hear, Tank. That's sweet.

Lots of reason to be cheerful, just that we often forget. I'm happy that no matter what kind of day I'm having, when I come home, my dogs greet me as if I was a long, lost friend. They get so excited and happy that I forget about the problems of the day.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010, 08:25:30 AM »
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Congrats, Tank!!!!  :D

Is this intended as a thread for everyone's "reasons to be cheerful," or just a sneaky way to announce your grandchild's imminent arrival?
We are members of a 'Happy' forum, atheist, agnostic or theist, the operative word is 'happy', so what are your reasons to be cheerful?
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010, 08:27:05 AM »
Rats. They have themselves a new toy they are fascinated with. Watching them makes me cheery-like :D
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010, 08:27:42 AM »
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Sweet! Indeed, it is a reason to be cheerful :hmm:  )
First step is a kid. Do you have any?
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010, 08:29:19 AM »
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Good to hear, Tank. That's sweet.

Lots of reason to be cheerful, just that we often forget. I'm happy that no matter what kind of day I'm having, when I come home, my dogs greet me as if I was a long, lost friend. They get so excited and happy that I forget about the problems of the day.
Doggies do that for one don't they  :D  Whoever said 'Money can't by you love.' never owned a dog did they?
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2010, 08:36:14 AM »
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Congrats, Tank!!!!  :D

Is this intended as a thread for everyone's "reasons to be cheerful," or just a sneaky way to announce your grandchild's imminent arrival?
We are members of a 'Happy' forum, atheist, agnostic or theist, the operative word is 'happy', so what are your reasons to be cheerful?

Right now?  My morning coffee....ooooh, lovely, lovely coffee....

On a few moments' reflection?

My wife
My parents
My brother (LittleTheBlackJester to everyone here)
My sobriety
My friend Peter
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Theater
Douglas Adams
P.G. Wodehouse
Terry Pratchett
HAF, and oases like it
Relative freedom and security and material comfort.
Medical insurance
Brownies
ice cream
OH!  and ice cream.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2010, 08:56:54 AM »
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Sweet! Indeed, it is a reason to be cheerful :hmm:  )
First step is a kid. Do you have any?
Well, no...  :P
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2010, 09:03:38 AM »
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Sweet! Indeed, it is a reason to be cheerful :hmm:  )
First step is a kid. Do you have any?
Well, no...  :P
No. The first step is getting girl friend who'll let you...  :D
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2010, 12:28:44 PM »
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No. The first step is getting girl friend who'll let you...  :raised:

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2010, 12:31:04 PM »
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No. The first step is getting girl friend who'll let you...  :raised:

 lol
Particularly as you're online a lot of time. We'll have to see if we can find you an atheist GF to join in here!
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