Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"People of Reddit who wake up every day and enjoy life, what's that like?"

Reddit top voted comments...

Feels great.
In July 2016 I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. My oncologist gave me two or three years to live. Having an expiration date makes you appreciate every single day.

I was unemployed and very depressed for about half a year and now I've had a job for about a month and a half, and I genuinely enjoy it. I'm happy every day to have somewhere to go.

Feels good. Get 8 hours of sleep, eat well, get some exercise, the basic stuff that everyone says will help... actually does.

its a question of contentment (baring depression or other ailments.) learn to accept what you cant change and enjoy what you have, and life gets a fuck ton more sunny

Feels good man. Four years ago next month I stood on top a parking garage fighting the urge to jump off. Today I woke up and didn't fight the urge to get out of bed, just like I haven't every morning for the past two years. It wasn't easy to fight out of the hole, but it feels amazing to know that I did.

21 comments:

ndspinelli said...

A positive attitude is key to a happy life.

AllenS said...

First of all, get up early enough to watch the sun come up.

ricpic said...

All It Takes

Today, I lost my wallet at the supermarket.
Don't ask how. By stupidity.
Someone didn't rifle it, took it to the lost and found.
Life is good. Thank you, humanity.

Leland said...

Like many people under the last administration, I was unemployed for awhile. But I did get a better job and am very happy for it. Still, I count myself lucky, as many former colleagues were not so fortunate.

ndspinelli said...

ric, As you know, I have made my living because we all..ALL have a dark side. But, your experience is still the norm. Most people are basically honest. However, the social contract is slowly eroding and in our children's or grandkids lives, it may not be the norm.

ndspinelli said...

Allen, Sunrises and sunsets are the best.

Sixty Grit said...

I frequently take pictures of sunrises and sunsets. I never know whether or not the pictures are any good, as I can't see colors too well. But some folks seem to like them.

Dogs and cats brighten my life, as does walking.

Work is one of the main reasons I wake up, and I am thankful that I have the time, energy, resources and tools to be creative.

Creativity is important to me and I am grateful I can express it through woodworking.

Gratitude - I have plenty, although I fail to express it adequately.

AllenS said...

Sunsets' got nothing over a sunrise.

Sunrise = birth of a day.

AllenS said...

If Hillary had been elected, there would have been no more sunrises, only darkness.

Rabel said...

Being up at dawn is nice. About once a month is plenty for me.

ndspinelli said...

Sixty, That was a superb, heartfelt, comment. You're not turning gay are you?

Sixty Grit said...

No, and sorry to disappoint you, you mook. Now go ask your bride to show you some of my pictures. No, not those, you perv, the sunrise and sunset pictures. Sheesh! Some people!

ndspinelli said...

Allen, I grew up on the east coast and loved the sunrises over the Atlantic. I'm now on the west coast and can watch the sunset over the Pacific from my rooftop. Being a morning person, I guess I prefer sunrise. But, seeing a green flash sunset is pretty darn nice. Sunsets get more viewers. Many people will stop what they're doing and walk up to the beach to watch the sunset. I don't feel the need to choose. I like them both. I like Coke and Pepsi. I like cats and dogs. I like the Yankees and Red Sox. The list goes on.

Amartel said...

Got any extra Dilaudid? Or maybe just a Zoloft?

Seriously, who gets up every day and enjoys life? I mean, other than the awesome cancer guy with the great attitude. That attitude alone will probably burn the cancer right out of him. I like the person who decided to stop being depressed. That was me back in my late teens. At a certain point my sophomore year in college I just told myself to snap the fuck out of it and stop being wretched all the time and it worked. (Not saying that would work for everyone but it did work for me. Also, I stopped taking my professors seriously. That was helpful. What a bunch of downers they were.) But I don't get up EVERY DAY and enjoy life. I have a JOB. And RELATIVES. Jeez. How can you enjoy life if you don't have any bad times to compare the good times to? How do you know you're enjoying life if it's the same thing all the time?

ndspinelli said...

Sixty, LOL! She mentioned your beautiful photos to me. I will have her show them to me today.

ndspinelli said...

This is a good thread. Amartel, I agree. I'm not a Zig Ziglar. But, having seen so much suffering and death professionally, when I'm having a real bad pain day, relative issues, etc., I can just think of others much worse off and it does help me not have a pity party.

Amartel said...

Yeah, after you've seen someone shmeared all over the roadway, or accused of something utterly hideous, or panicking as their life falls apart before their eyes, it lends perspective.

Sixty Grit said...

Being kept alive by a heart-lung machine changed my life. I lost the ability to get depressed after that, so yeah, I am thankful for every single day. What a gift we have been given, to be alive, walk the earth, feel the sunshine on our skin - heck, the other day we got some rain for the first time in way too long and I walked around in the rain.

Yep, I am that guy. The guy who doesn't know to come in out of the rain. And I like it.

Amartel said...

Good! Singin' in the rain.
Bags is probably the same way what with his past experience.

ndspinelli said...

Sixty, I know it's not the same thing. But I am laughing thinking of the Dude and Walter visiting the house of Larry Sellers and seeing his father, a writer for the hit series, Branded, in an iron lung. And, I know you could laugh at that as well.

ndspinelli said...

Amartel, You are a philosophical man.