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to start a 'Reasons to Be Cheerful' thread?

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MrsBertMacklin Mon 28-Mar-16 18:32:43

Because they disappear in Chat...

I've spent the day re-doing my finances in readiness for 1st April and have realised that next month's credit card instalments will be the final ones needed to clear the debt that I've spent almost three years paying down. I've typed up letters closing my accounts in readiness, can't wait to be debt free.

Also cheerful because it's been a lazy weekend in a good way, i.e. not mindlessly binging Netflix, but catching up on reading, paperwork, getting stuff done.

WorraLiberty Mon 28-Mar-16 18:33:45


Buddy Holly

RosaRosaRose Mon 28-Mar-16 18:45:08

Escaping, 18 months ago, (with a bag of clothes hidden in the wheelie bin, my little dog on a string), I have rebuilt my life and tomorrow start my dream job with a company I believe in. New chance at the age of 60. Feeling sunny and full of hope and energy! Reasons to be cheerful? PLENTY! Loves you Mumsnet because you helped helpmekeepstrong get here

Tessticklesyourfancy Mon 28-Mar-16 19:04:24

Rosa, your story has made me happy tbusmile

Tessticklesyourfancy Mon 28-Mar-16 19:07:01

Things make make me cheerful, gardening, I've been sowing seeds today, tomato, sweet pepper, French beans, cauliflower and rainbow chard. Lots more to do, I love to watch things grow

RosaRosaRose Mon 28-Mar-16 19:11:17

Thank you Tess it makes me happy too, just to see it in type. I grew tomatoes last year and beans. This year going for 'heritage' tomatoes a plenty. Loves a tomato salad, I do! So happy!

justmyview Mon 28-Mar-16 19:15:21

Reasons to be cheerful = good health, happy marriage and family, financially solvent (not super wealthy, but reasonably secure). Very appreciative of all of these & never take them for granted x

Well done to OP and to RosaRosaRose

acasualobserver Mon 28-Mar-16 19:16:00

The days when I ain't spotty.

Nectarines Mon 28-Mar-16 19:18:43

My two year old has been making me laugh all day!

There's prosecco in my fridge.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Mon 28-Mar-16 19:22:35

The clicks have changed and it's still light, woop de woop!

I've got two weeks off work and can lie in in the morning.

<bumps all of the fists>

RosaRosaRose Mon 28-Mar-16 19:22:44

Can I just add Squeeeeeeeee! Happy to be alive when I prayed to die so many times.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Mon 28-Mar-16 19:23:33


RosaRosaRose Mon 28-Mar-16 19:24:23

Nectarines grin

MrsSippy Mon 28-Mar-16 19:24:46

me and DH are both off this week - and the kids are both at work

I found that they sell Aperol in Asda and it was on spesh at £13

I had chocolate given to me yesterday

I'm also very happy for OP and Rosa - the girls done good smile

RosaRosaRose Mon 28-Mar-16 19:27:00

I got two Easter eggs. Yo!

RaspberryOverload Mon 28-Mar-16 19:32:42

RosaRosaRose Did you post your experience on MN? I'm sure I remember this and have wondered since if you were getting on okay. Sounds like it's good for you, now thanks

I mus admit I read the title and immediately thought of the Ian Dury song Reasons to be cheerful part 3 grin

Birdsgottafly Mon 28-Mar-16 19:46:12

My energy levels are on the up, I've got post viral CF and it's now at a level were I can cook again.

I'm washing my hair tomorrow and going to my DDs and seeing my toddler GD, which a couple of weeks ago wasn't do-able.

RosaRosaRose Mon 28-Mar-16 19:46:20

Raspberry Yes I did. Once I was safe, I posted a thank-you. Reading Mumsnet, in secret, was one of the things that helped me escape. So many reasons to be happy. Not having family in this country I found so much help and support was available once I had the courage to ask. It's there for all the women like me.

ghostyslovesheep Mon 28-Mar-16 19:48:48

2 weeks off work

red wine

Bodies on DVD

Kids not back till tomorrow (which is also a bit sad but yay for tomorrow)

nocoffeenouppee Mon 28-Mar-16 19:56:00

Despite a sore throat and general Lurgy I made it to yoga today smile. Doesn't sound much but I have a toddler and a 9 week old baby and until 3 weeks ago hadn't done any exercise for about a year. I suppose what I'm really thankful for then is a supportive husband who makes it possible. And just to undo any goodness I'm also thankful for my Lindt bunny blush

londonrach Mon 28-Mar-16 19:58:13

Im pregnant and never thought id be! Cant tell how amazing that this!

Brightredpencil Mon 28-Mar-16 20:04:19

Good idea. Ok. Mine is that my 3year old tells me up to about 12 times a day that he loves me and we are best friends.

RosaRosaRose Mon 28-Mar-16 20:04:35

Londonrach So happy for you!

elmersfud Mon 28-Mar-16 20:05:08

Been out walking in sunshine today. Fed the ducks. Been eating healthily today and feel very positive

PresidentCJCregg Mon 28-Mar-16 20:20:38

I ran 5k which I NEVER thought I'd manage. Proud of me! grin

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