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As 2016 ends, I thought it would be helpful if we could post some good things that have happened. πŸ™‚

Here's one I found today:

For Native Americans, new national monument a rare victory

Of course, not everyone is happy...

Wishing all HP-ers a peaceful, healthy, fulfilling and happy 2017!

Love and peace,

Judy

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Thank you Amy.

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Oh my I hope not, think about the abilities we have as human for great change. I decided to join this forum to find like minded persons and see and hear different opinions. I am for sure learning that we all think differently.

Well you know what they say Zandalee - people are either a glass half full, or a glass half empty. πŸ˜‰

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Well you know what they say Zandalee - people are either a glass half full, or a glass half empty. πŸ˜‰

...or, if you're a realist, it's the wrong size of glass!

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Well you know what they say Zandalee - people are either a glass half full, or a glass half empty. πŸ˜‰

Oh my goodness, really depends on the person...lol. I tend to go more positive half full.

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...or, if you're a realist, it's the wrong size of glass!

You sense of humour..makes me giggle.

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Oh my goodness, really depends on the person...lol. I tend to go more positive half full.

And that is so much better? What's wrong with knowing that both half empty and half full are the same amount?

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And that is so much better? What's wrong with knowing that both half empty and half full are the same amount?

Nothing 'wrong' but being optimistic is a much more enjoyable way of living life I would suggest. It's all about focus/perspective.

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see....." (Henry D. Thoreau)

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Nothing 'wrong' but being optimistic is a much more enjoyable way of living life I would suggest. It's all about focus/perspective.

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see....." (Henry D. Thoreau)

I appreciate that you find optimism enjoyable. But it's not more enjoyable for everyone. I'm certainly happier knowing how much I've got - which relies on knowing how big the glass is. That way, I can plan for the future and obtain more of whatever is in the glass, if I think I need it.

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I appreciate that you find optimism enjoyable. But it's not more enjoyable for everyone. I'm certainly happier knowing how much I've got - which relies on knowing how big the glass is. That way, I can plan for the future and obtain more of whatever is in the glass, if I think I need it.

I didn't say I was an optimist - just defending that stance from your criticism of it. Actually I am a realist but, where we differ, is that I am quick to balance life's negativities with being grateful for all the positives that I have. We take so much for granted, e.g. just having water at the turn of a tap.

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I so understand and am so grateful my self. Water coming out of the tab is a true luxury. We are blessed.

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And that is so much better? What's wrong with knowing that both half empty and half full are the same amount?

Just a statement to smile at...is it the same?

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Just a statement to smile at...is it the same?

It is the same if you view it to be. Therefore, it is the same for me. Presumably, from what you have written, it is not the same for you.

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Crowan, your like the man with the golden arm...a bit confusing but delightfully interesting?

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Crowan, your like the man with the golden arm...a bit confusing but delightfully interesting?

?

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This is an appropriate thread to share that although Crowan and I can hotly debate issues, we largely share the same values and I admire and respect her knowledge on current environmental matters e.g. her recent post disclosing how solar panels are made (although I don't totally buy into the hypothetical predictions!)

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This is an appropriate thread to share that I although Crowan and I can hotly debate issues, we largely share the same values and I admire and respect her knowledge on current environmental matters (although I don't buy into the hypothetical predictions!)

Thank you, Amy. And, although I would say that the 'predictions' are based on the science and are not hypothetical (and are shared by increasing numbers of climatologists), I would also say that the respect is mutual.

Certainly, Healthy Pages is the only forum I have been on that doesn't descend into abuse as soon as there is disagreement.

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Crowan, your like the man with the golden arm...a bit confusing but delightfully interesting?

Sorry, Zandalee - I'm sure this is clever and pertinent, but it's gone right over my head. My only understanding of the man with the golden arm is as the title of a 1950s film in which Frank Sinatra played a heroin addict (and was so keen to do so that he agreed to audition for the part). I'm afraid you're going to have to explain.:confused:

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lol. You make my day!

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Sorry, Zandalee - I'm sure this is clever and pertinent, but it's gone right over my head. My only understanding of the man with the golden arm is as the title of a 1950s film in which Frank Sinatra played a heroin addict (and was so keen to do so that he agreed to audition for the part). I'm afraid you're going to have to explain.:confused:

I didn't understand the reference either....

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lol. You make my day!

Well, I'm glad. Not really anything else I can add.

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I didn't understand the reference either....

Amy, I was not talking about a movie just Crowan has strong arm in writing with his wit..bit confusing but he is definitely interesting in delightful way...I did not even know about this movie...lol. Not a movie person. Lol.
But a gardener for sure..hope this brings clarity

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Amy, I was not talking about a movie just Crowan has strong arm in writing with his wit..bit confusing but he is definitely interesting in delightful way...I did not even know about this movie...lol. Not a movie person. Lol.
But a gardener for sure..hope this brings clarity

OK - I am also a gardener (naturalistic) as is Crowan - a more established one. Crowan is a she! (Others have made the same mistake).
I can't say I have really noticed her wit though! *quickly retaliates....

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OK - I am also a gardener (naturalistic) as is Crowan - a more established one. Crowan is a she! (Others have made the same mistake).
I can't say I have really noticed her wit though! *quickly retaliates....

Just my view from here..a lot of wit and very insightful.. just enjoy this forum.

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My goodness...I adore my mistakes. They all have a learning lesson behind them. You can trust the complexity of life and the imperfections. Have a wonderful night.

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I can't say I have really noticed her wit though! *quickly retaliates....

Me neither!

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Wow....

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Wow....

Wow is the word. Thank you for the share!

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Scientifically backed beneficial effects of the beach....

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Ahhh. I grew up on an island (Singapore) and though we lived inland, we used to see the sea (and swim in it) at least once a week. I missed it so much when I moved to London. It's always been my dream to live beside the sea, but I never thought it would happen and then in 2015 I was able to buy a flat overlooking the English Channel, which is now a holiday business, but we get down when it's vacant. Wonderful to lie in bed at night and hear that surf pulling back on the pebbles (thankfully there is sand to walk on at low tide) and I wouldn't say the English Channel was blue, but it is sometimes! I have to pinch myself every day for such a blessing. :p

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