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Topic: The GOOD NEWS Thread

  1. blondguy
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    22 October 2020

    Hi Everyone

    If you have any good news in your life or seen any good news in the media please let us know in a brief post 😊

    Note: I understand and respect this thread topic is not for everyone as any level of anxious/depressive feelings are awful to experience

    Just for myself I have a couple of positives

    • Peta Credlin on Sky News gave Beyond Blue a huge mention earlier this week
    • My mum is still independent and doing well at 90 years of age and her lung function test is 'Normal' and still a smoker! Love you mum x

    any good news is welcome...and thankyou everyone for being a part of the Beyond Blue forums too!

    my kindest always...Paul

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    22 October 2020 in reply to blondguy

    Hi Paul, a great new and very pleasant thread, different to what all of us have had to struggle through, not only in this heinous year, but also our time trying to understand why anybody should be put into a position where MH rules us.

    Huge compliments for your Mum and wish her all our very best.

    Take care.

    Geoff.

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    22 October 2020 in reply to blondguy

    Hi Paul,

    Yes- love this thread. I actually write down some good news in my journal and it helps remind me that the world is an ok place sometimes.

    Here's a couple I've written down for this month

    - Instead of 10 sessions, since the 2020 Budget we can now claim a total of 20. Such a big win.

    - There's been seed planting drones used to restore the Koala habitat after the bushfires

    Looking forward to reading more of this thread (and contributing more if it's wanted :))

    rt

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    22 October 2020 in reply to blondguy

    Hello Paul,

    I love this thread..I don’t watch the news because of the negativity of it...Here I can come in and read all the positives in the news..instead of sad or bad luck stories..

    My good news.....I got my stolen donations back..and will re-donate them to a different charity today at the bigger town, after my Victims Counselling session this afternoon...

    Thank you so much for giving myself and others here the chance to keep up with the good news only..

    Kind and caring thoughts everyone...

    Grandy....

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    22 October 2020 in reply to Ggrand

    Awww a Good news thread yay!

    I love happy news!

    You're a chip of the 'ole block Blondguy Paul, great news for your mum!

    Some of my good news is..
    * my boss is very happy I'm going back full time next year, she's a sweety.
    * my fruit trees are bulging with lots of fruit, yay!
    * my house renos are plodding along - the window frames arrived 2 days after ordering!
    * my son is coming home again this weekend, big yay lol.
    * my chickens are back on the lay so we had pancakes for breakfast.
    * I can hear my daughter singing 💜 she has a voice like an angel. She's feeling good after those pancakes lol.

    Love and many Blessings to all
    EM

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    23 October 2020 in reply to ecomama

    We have some more good news, which certainly shows a breakthrough for our family...

    * youngest d has decided to go back to dancing, yay!
    * son and eldest d are saving for their first home - maybe even together.
    * I bagged a huge bargain for my garden last night - getting $10 plants for $2 each! I bought 8 lol.

    Hoping all is well with others too,
    EM

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    23 October 2020 in reply to geoff

    Hi Everyone...New posters are always welcome too!

    Hey Geoff...thankyou for taking the time to post!...It has been a heinous year...thats for sure

    Hey romantic_thi3f...always a bonus to see you! and for mentioning ' Instead of 10 sessions, since the 2020 Budget we can now claim a total of 20. Such a big win!' I really hope people take this up. And using drones for seed planting to restore the Koala Habitat after the wildfires...

    Hey Grandy....thankyou for your super kind post!....and mentioning that you have your stolen donations returned....This is great news Grandy :-) Excellent news..

    Hey EM...thanks heaps for being a breath of fresh air here and across the forums. You are a wonderful mum. All of our nurseries are closed in Melbourne....until they re-open soon....:-) Great bargain with the plants by the way EM!!

    so many amazing people here and and the forums....my kindest always

    Paul

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    24 October 2020 in reply to blondguy

    Hi Paul, and those above me, as RT has said if seeds are being dropped for the growth of new eucalyptus trees or other types for the koala generation is brilliant, only wish we could close our eyes and then open them, then the trees would be fully grown, a kids dream, but we're still entitled to have them.

    One day in the future this maybe achievable.

    Best wishes.

    Geoff.

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    24 October 2020 in reply to geoff

    The. Good news is this thread was started.

    Trying to think of good news.

    I have found that other groups on Facebook are talking about acts of kindness .

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    25 October 2020 in reply to quirkywords

    Good news is that you're here with us quirky... xx

    Thanks Blondguy Paul, you're very kind. I had a dream about you last night lol... you were helping a little person with their laptop - go figure.

    Our good news:

    * Our pantry is all cleaned out and looks great, heaps of food for the chickens too!

    * Son's burns, he got at work, are healing miraculously well, yay!

    * the sweet, gentle rain is filling up our water tanks and making our nectarines grow by the minute! We really needed this rain.

    EM

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    25 October 2020

    I have to say that Richmond winning the 2020 grand final was magic, coming from behind to win by 31 points, brilliant.

    Geoff.

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    25 October 2020 in reply to geoff

    Congratulations on Richmond winning, although I have NO idea what you're talking about lol!

    yay team?

    xxEM

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    26 October 2020 in reply to quirkywords

    Hi Everyone... New members are always welcome to post some good news too!

    Hey Geoff....thanks heaps for mentioning Romantic's reforestation post...It is happening as we speak :-) We love Good News.....Richmond earned that win! Nice1

    Hey Quirky....thankyou for your super kind post! I think its great that some groups on Facebook are talking about 'acts of kindness' Really helpful

    Hey EM....you are wonderful...and shucks.....I am stuck for words ;-) Great news about your son's recovery from his burns!! Richmond are a team that play football (Australian Football League)...like rugby

    Hugs

    Paul

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    26 October 2020 in reply to blondguy
    Hi all,

    Zero cases in Melbourne today, restrictions lifting and lockdown ending.

    At last.

    Cmf x
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    26 October 2020 in reply to blondguy

    Hello blondguy,

    What a good idea as a thread!

    Good news:

    - Easing of more restrictions for Victorians will happen Wed midnight

    - I have begun to add a lot more people compared to when I first started using FB due to feeling a little scared of doing this and holding myself back and I find it makes it so much more interesting seeing what other people do

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    26 October 2020 in reply to CMF

    Hi everyone!

    Hey CMF...Its Donut day in Victoria!! 0 new cases and no one passing away....Thankyou CMF x:-)

    Hey Little Miss Overthinker....Thankyou heaps for the super complimentary post and update :-)

    kindest always....Paul

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    26 October 2020 in reply to blondguy

    Hi blondguy Paul and Geoff.... I was actually joking guys... dear me... I need more work on my 'comedic gifts' lol.... that's a joke too guys...

    Okay GOOD NEWS!

    - WELL DONE Victorians! So proud of YOU ALL.

    - LOVIN' THIS RAIN!

    - Great news Victoria!

    - son's burns are still healing well AND he was offered a promotion at work, go figure lol.

    - youngest daughter (suffering from deep depression earlier this year) has gone back to dancing tonight!

    - and she's almost completely 'out of the closet'... waiting waiting lol.

    - back to Victorians, you're AWESOME!

    - eldest daughter's moving her business UP a notch, scary but fun!

    - did I mention Victorians? You guys rock.

    Love EM

    -

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    26 October 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Hey EM

    please dont change anything where your ''comedic gifts'' are concerned!!

    You have excellent balance when it comes to providing support and humor is concerned! Nice1

    Paul

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    27 October 2020 in reply to blondguy

    The population of Victoria is 6.49 million, give or take, and to still be in lockdown with just a handful of people who unfortunately have COVID-19 doesn't seem fair to all those businesses struggling to survive and all the people anxiously waiting.

    A vaccine will be found, if not already, but the country shouldn't be closed once someone sneezes in the opposite direction to everyone else.

    It makes us not want to go outside and will require an enormous effort, I wonder if anyone saw Jeff Kennett's remarks on TV yesterday.

    Best wishes.

    Geoff.

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    28 October 2020 in reply to geoff

    Just wondering what the first thing people in lockdwon in Victoria did, a coffee, a meal, a beer, shopping, visiting friends?

    All good news if you care to chare,

    Thanks Paul.

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    28 October 2020 in reply to blondguy

    Hey Paul, you're very sweet and far too kind! Thankyou 🤗.

    GOOD NEWS:

    - my Victorian BB friends are too busy SHOPPING and driving their whole 25klm limit to BE on the forums lol and I'm very glad for that... LIVE - IT - UP gorgeous people.

    - my son who left home is coming home AGAIN this weekend, omg so happy, miss him to pieces.

    - The rain has stopped after 5 whole days omg... love it but can be too much of a good thing.

    - I'm feeling more like my normal, happy self than I have in YEARS... thankyou BB members.

    Love your work Paul, you're a gem for sure.

    Love EM

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    28 October 2020 in reply to ecomama

    I stopped to pick up something at Bunnings enroute to psych. Didn't have much time but got what I needed instead of ordering & waiting 2 days to click & collect.

    Son rang this afternoon to invite us for tea. nothing fancy but nice to visit. played UNO with one grandson & teased 1 yr old with his toys. He kept throwing them back at me so I'd keep going. He had a big smile.

    My daughter is outside the limit so need to arrange to meet halfway at a park. & other son in regional Vic so off limits.

    I'm glad we delayed opening up until we controlled these recent clusters. Better waiting a short while than going backwards & wasting everything we've gone without.

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    28 October 2020 in reply to Elizabeth CP
    My banging GOOD news is having a CTO ( community treatment order) applied by mental health lifted by the mental health review tribunal AND being discharged from mental health.
    Winning!
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    28 October 2020 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hey Magic

    That is excellent news...and then some :-)

    After all you have been through you would be over the moon!

    Nice1 Magic

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    29 October 2020 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hello Monkey_magic, great news and take care.

    Geoff.

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    29 October 2020 in reply to blondguy
    Paul & Geoff,

    Appreciate the kindness from you two long timer's!

    It means now no one can force medicate me. Such a relief!

    🐒
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  27. eight
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    29 October 2020

    good news today: djab wurrung people of central victoria have stopped a highway extension in ararat and buangor on their land that would've saved two minutes for motorists and threatened some of their centuries old sacred birthing trees from continuing work for three weeks in a supreme court injunction. they lost their sacred directions tree on monday while news cycle was talking about melb lockdown lifting, hopefully this can stop further desecration

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    30 October 2020 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hi Magic

    its always great to read your super caring posts! I am happy that you are a free spirit now x

    Hi Eight....always appreciate you being on the forums...If you wish to start your own thread topic about the djab wurrung people of central victoria you are always welcome to do so. I have no idea what you are talking about

    my kindest

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    31 October 2020 in reply to blondguy

    Dear eight, I'm very sorry we lost "our" sacred directions tree, it's devastating. I consider the first people's cultures our own since we inhabit the land. More power to justice in all cases.

    monkey - you're awesome lol.

    Good news!

    * SUN today after days and days of rain lol... my nectarine tree is bursting!

    * my son who moved a long way away, got a PT job! Well he's doing a trial today but he really needs the money so I hope he goes well and gets the job.

    EM

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    31 October 2020 in reply to ecomama

    My good news is having a forum to connect with others, it is having people who really care even though they don’t know.

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