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The Power of Positivity

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by debrasue, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    A very positive and inspirational post - thank you @ladybird64 !! Congratulations on your walk, and on signing up for the course. I did an OU course on Psychology a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it.
    :):):):)
     
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    Bows Type 2 · Active Member

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    Looking after my beautiful grandchildren this weekend
     
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  3. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Love this. :):):)
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    After two weeks sick with hubby at home, he is not under the patio.

    He has admitted that he needs to think about getting hobbies and interests outside of home with me for the future.

    This for me is hugely positive.
     
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  5. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    High five! :)
     
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    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    Me too, only it was back in 1978 and I had to rise for 5.30am to watch the lectures on BBC2 in black and white :D
     
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    ladybird64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In a couple hours, im off to do a Mensa IQ test - just out of interest really! As someone who left school without a qualification to my name (childhood illness), I feel that far too many adults are judged on qualifications alone, perceived intelligence, rather than on their true ability.
    Im also a very nervous person by nature, and the fact I'm not bricking it, is definitely something positive!:D
     
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    ladybird64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I remember those! I was 14, and used to wonder what the men in slightly crumpled shirts, kipper ties, and invariably a beard were waffling about!
     
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    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    That's right @ladybird64 they certainly weren't chosen for their charisma, or teaching ability. One guy with a droning, inflection-free voice, bottle end glasses and a comb-over used to look downwards, at his notes, throughout the entire lecture. I frequently nodded off during his lectures :)
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Omg.... I remember those 5.30 lectures so well now you've mentioned them!!

    Crikey!! That was dedication....
     
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    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    It took me years to get that degree! With OU back then you could take as long as you needed within reason, I sat my exams at the uni in the nearest city to where I lived and had a tutor of sorts (telephone mostly, very few meetings) who lectured there. I also had a husband, two babies and part-time voluntary work! Ah to be young! Couldn't do it now
     
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  12. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    That's dedication for you! :):):)
     
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  13. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Good luck with the test - well done! I'm sure you'll enjoy it and it will give you a real boost. :):)
     
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    debrasue · Guest

    Ah, yes - the evocative kipper tie & beard combo... You knew they were boffins before they even opened their mouths!
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Saturday posititivity... hubby able to go to gym.. first time in two weeks and I've found some time to myself to update the inside of an old cupboard. Still got more to do...

    Enjoying total "me" time...

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    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    Right I'm fed-up with the Negativity (-) of yesterday, today will be a Positive Day (+) no matter what. I have a new mac , matching floaty scarf a sturdy rain hat, all of which I'll need for an hour long walk planned for later ! but at least I'll be dry.
    I can't quite reproduce the battle cry of the Valkyrie women on here, but you get the picture? Forward!!!!!
     
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    Diamum5972 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to say how proud I was of my son during our break. I won't go into detail here but we had to make a sudden change to our travel plans. During the whole time my son was cool as a cucumber, he accepted the change straight away and we even managed to make the most of our waiting time by making a detour to the Lego store :) He also challenged himself by eating different things while we were away and even went out to the shop on his own to get a drink!
     
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    debrasue · Guest

    Good for you, Anna - you got this!!!
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    debrasue · Guest

    Wonderful! And he has an amazing, rock-solid mum to back him up every inch of the way. Well done to both of you! :):):)
     
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    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    As a fellow Autism mum - that is absolutely wonderful Barbara. And the confidence that his having coped with all of these changes will bring will be enormous, well done A and well done Mum xx
     
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