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The Good Things Thread (during these troubling times)

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Grizzleyette___Adams

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My mother taught me that no matter how bad things get, you can always find something good in almost every situation--if you dig deep enough and long enough.

As the days wear on, we might have to dig a little harder and longer to find the best gems, but they will be there, even in the darkest corners...if we look for them.

I hope this thread becomes a heartwarming collection of posts about some of the good things, or encouraging quotes, and other things that we will encounter during the days ahead in these troubling times.

I will jumpstart the thread with a few gems I found.
 

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At breakfast, or was it lunch, my offspring was bellyaching about negativity and bad news. If we're going to talk, they said, it's got to be all positive!
So we spent the next 15 minutes yelling about good stuff. They got so loud. I swear. It was a nut fest. But it was all good stuff and we were smiling and laughing instead of being gloomy.
 

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Something good: I believe that all of the smartphone addicts being forced to use their stinkin' phone non-stop for weeks on end; will be so relieved when it's over, that they will put down the phones that they now hate and discover the fantastic real world that surrounds them.

It will be like watching thousands of children being bornbiggrin.gif
 

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When you have to work from home, or if you are just bored out of your mind...and end up discovering gravity...

In 1665, Isaac Newton had to work from home when the University of Cambridge temporarily closed down due to the Bubonic Plague. It was the most productive period of his life, and he used that time to develop his theories on calculus, optics, and gravity.

When your life sucks...flip that script around!
 

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Little children,

This little babay has so many emotions,she is sleepy but she loves her Elvis and daddy, one of my favorites,
This video is great and a couple years old. I would like to see what she is doing now. I looked to see if there is anything current about her, but I didn't see it. Many others have taken this video and who knows who the original Youtuber is?
 

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We were going to have our friends over for a little cocktail party tonight, but instead used the "Bluejeans" conferencing video chat and drank a few bottles of wine, and really enjoyed it. One of my friends is "compromised" with an auto immune issue, so rather than worrying about him contracting the virus, we all stayed home and had a great time. I recommend it to all.
 

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Yesterday my wife had all of our kids under 14, along with 2 neighbor girls, sit down and draw pictures with paints and markers. They produced several dozen images ranging from robots to rainbows. They then wrote a bible verse and a nice note on all of them and we asked a friend (who is an RN at a local nursing home) to take them in and hand them out to those who needed them most. She said she would LOVE to.

I will add that our 7 year old boy had to redo his first attempt as this is what he wrote on the picture: "How are you? Me? I am fine. I hope you don't die from the Chinese coronavirus. I also hope you believe in God just in case you do. Take care." His second draft was much better. :)
 

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This video is great and a couple years old. I would like to see what she is doing now. I looked to see if there is anything current about her, but I didn't see it. Many others have taken this video and who knows who the original Youtuber is?
Weedy there is also another vidio where she tears up then smiles again. The expressions on her little face are so precious. I didn't ealize till we just watched this one again last night after putting it up. I'll see if I can find any recent ones.
 

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Yesterday my wife had all of our kids under 14, along with 2 neighbor girls, sit down and draw pictures with paints and markers. They produced several dozen images ranging from robots to rainbows. They then wrote a bible verse and a nice note on all of them and we asked a friend (who is an RN at a local nursing home) to take them in and hand them out to those who needed them most. She said she would LOVE to.

I will add that our 7 year old boy had to redo his first attempt as this is what he wrote on the picture: "How are you? Me? I am fine. I hope you don't die from the Chinese coronavirus. I also hope you believe in God just in case you do. Take care." His second draft was much better. :)

LOL, had to tell hubby about this one,kids do say what they mean ,huh? Hubby laughed and said yea that kids something else, huh? We have some like that only they are greatgrands.
Brutally honest, one made the mistake of asking me if I was old when Iwas going thru the change,lol. I said NO i'M NOT!,sHE SAID 'YOU LOOK OLD'!Good day automatically 'out he door'.
 

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In other news headlines:

Teva to send US millions of malaria pills with potential to help COVID-19


Hydroxychloroquine one of several drugs cited in recent days as being possibly effective against coronavirus; Israeli firm says it will provide as many as possible at no cost


More at link: Teva to send US millions of malaria pills with potential to help COVID-19
 

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Miles and years of red tape CUT:


Step 1 ... Done

Quote:
President Trump announced Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making experimental drugs — including those used for treating malaria — available as part of the ongoing effort to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.

Link: Bayer Partners with U.S. Government on Major Product Donation to Fight Coronavirus


Step 2 ... Done

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Bayer today announced it is joining the U.S. Government’s fight against #COVID19 with a
donation of 3 million tablets of the drug #Resochin (#chloroquine phosphate). New data, while limited, shows potential for the use of Resochin in treating patients with #COVID19 infection.

Link: Teva to send US millions of malaria pills with potential to help COVID-19
 

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As Coronavirus Sweeps The Nation, Americans Come Through With Endless Acts Of Kindness
By Joseph Curl
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BURNHAM-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Christmas lights are displayed on houses in Trinity Close in Burnham-on-Sea on December 6, 2018 in Somerset, England. For over eleven years, the residents of Trinity Close, dubbed 'Britains most festive street have decorated their homes and gardens with more than a 100,000 colourful Christmas lights. Last year, the residents raised a record sum of £13,329 for local charities and since starting the festive display have raised over £85,000 for charitable causes. The display will be lit every night until early January. (Photo by
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The American people have always been tough, and when things get tough, as the saying goes, the tough get going.

This crisis — the coronavirus — is no different. After a stuttering start, when Americans weren’t really sure just how bad things might get, they’ve come together in an extraordinary way. And for every story about the greedy hoarding toilet paper and punching each other over the last jar of tomato sauce, there’s a story out there of an act of kindness selflessly performed by a caring American.
In Houston, Texas, for instance, a couple left a $9,400 tip at a restaurant. “Irma’s southwest restaurant in Houston, Texas, says a person came in on Monday after Harris county announced a mandatory shutdown of bars and nightclubs,” according to CBS17. “That’s when, restaurant employees say, a customer left them a $9400 tip.” The couple left a note on the receipt that read, ‘Hold tip to pay you guys over the next few weeks.’”
In San Diego, a Facebook group created to coordinate volunteer efforts — San Diego Community Volunteers — saw a massive influx of people offering to help, going from 50 members to more than 400 in a matter of days.
In Walnut Creek, Ca., outside San Francisco, a dentist is offering free emergency dental services — at home, since much of the state is on lockdown — to ease congestion at hospital emergency rooms, Yahoo! News reports. And there’s much more.
Further north, in the neighboring state of Oregon, the Shine Spirits distillery is turning byproduct into a hand cleaning solution with 80 percent alcohol. In the small town of Coos Bay, also in Oregon, coffee shop owner John Beane is hosting virtual story times for kids after shutting down his cafe. “We come from the theater and stories which are always a part of the shop,” Beane, the owner of So It Goes Coffeehouse, told AFP. … This was something we thought we might be able to do well for them.”
Then there’s Nathan Sheppard in Smithfield, N.C. Sheppard took to Facebook Live, playing guitar and asking for donations to help others, ABC-11 reported.
“In one day, Sheppard raised $235, which he used to tip a local waitress. By chance, that person ended up being SoDoSoPa [restaurant] worker Jessica Young, a single mother of three who is waiting for a new kidney and pancreas. ‘I cried,’ Young said. ‘I waited tables and bartended for quite a long time and nothing like that has ever happened so I was very gracious.'”
Meanwhile, in these dark days of the virus, others are literally lighting up the country. Even though it’s March, people are putting back up Christmas lights to make things less gloomy.
The movement began on Twitter, where one user wrote: “What if we all put our Christmas lights back up? Then we could get in the car and drive around and look at them. That seems like a fair social distancing activity.”
What if we all put our Christmas lights back up? Then we could get in the car and drive around and look at them. That seems like a fair social distancing activity.
— Lane Grindle (@lanegrindle) March 15, 2020
“For others though, hanging Christmas lights represents so much more,” wrote House Beautiful. “As Twitter user @lisastregis shares, the lights serve as a sign of hope in a particularly dark time. Lisa recounts how an elderly neighbor asked a friend’s husband to turn on their Christmas lights because of the darkness in the world right now. They obliged and ‘there are bright dancing Christmas lights now on in their neighborhood.’ She ends her post with the hashtag #CoronaKindness, a reminder for all of us to show a little extra love in these trying times.”
And President Donald Trump said in a White House briefing on Saturday: “We’re all one big beautiful American family.”

 

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When you die you have an odor that the dog can smell. You also empty you bladder and bowels.
Your dog is smarter than you think.

Guess he should have said ' got sick '. Dog did show concern so guess he is a stupid dog with a bad nose?:LOL:
 
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