The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
November 5, 2011Updated the Bulletin Board today. I also did a dead image/ link sweep.
The Bulletin Board
What's on the board this week?
Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
E. F. Schumacher
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Let's get laughing!
|Hello there! Welcome to the Comedy Corner! In this particular part of Spread the Joy, we focus on trying to, well, make you laugh or have a nice chuckle. So go on and scroll down. We have many funny pictures, quotes and various things to get a smile on your face!|
A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.|
I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.
Who says nothing is impossible. I've been doing nothing for years.
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That's like a free compliment and you don't even gotta be smart to notice it.
I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing 'Happy Birthday'.
- "I've been thinking Hobbes --
- "On a weekend?
- "Well, it wasn't on purpose...
Calvin & Hobbes quote
Anyone know why he stole underwear? What are evil villains turning into these days...
Now, would these come from rainbow painted pets?
Everything must go? Is that because you got a bad case of D'achoo?
I sure do hope that neopets and their owners don't get these two items mixed up when lunch time comes around.
Ha! What a perfect icon for this site!
Stop spinning! How am I supposed to make my birthday wish?!
You can drop that rock anytime you want, you know. There is no contest going on...
What! What is it boy! What do you want to tell me!?!?
let's get you smilingWith all this competition on making ourselves look cooler or more popular, we can sometimes put ourselves down or be put down by others. This is probably why the average person isn't as happy as they should be. But here is a solution to this, and it is: be yourself! Being your true-self is the best thing you can do. You don't have to battle to be something your not. In other words, don't let peer pressure get in the way of being who you really are. Also, there are many ways to be happy. For some, it's spending time with family. For others, it might be the opposite. Whatever it is, everyone wants to be happy. However, if you are just having a bad day here are some tips on getting your Happiness-Meter full!
Call a friend. Make arrangements to see a movie or just play around in a park. That's what buddies are for!|
Busy friends? Not to worry. You can chat with some people on the boards at Neopets. You'd be surprised at how many people there are on.
Get yourself into a hobby or do something you like. I myself like to draw and once I put that pencil on a piece of paper, all I can think about is how to make the drawing better!
Count your blessings. In other words, look at all the things in your life that you have that you are grateful for. You will notice you have lots to be happy about.
the best medicine
|We all have heard it; laughter is the best medicine. Well, laughter really is the best medicine. It actually has health benefits! Laughter can reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce stress levels, improve your immune system, reduce pain and also give your body a great workout. It is said that 10-15 minutes of laughing is about the same as a couple minutes on the exercise bike. Laughter can also make your day seem a whole lot brighter. If you laugh at least everyday, you will notice that you will be able to enjoy life more often. Something to try is to see the brighter side of things and make a joke out of it. For example, let's say you have a dog and it now has fleas. Of course you will be either upset or maybe even a little paranoid because you don't want fleas all over the place. Instead, make a joke out of it and see the brighter side. "Well on the bright side, the dog now has to take a bath! Smelly little thing!" Also, think about it when you are out with friends, laughing. It is highly contagious! I find myself laughing sometimes with my dad, even though what he is laughing at isn't really all that funny. The truth is, once a smile breaks through, everyone starts to feel that same sense of happiness. So go on, get on that laughing riot!|
Want some laughs? Why not visit the Comedy Corner!
what makes us happy
|Joy is wonderful. It's what makes us laugh and have a good time. But what makes you laugh? What do you do to have a good time? We want to know! Please, send me a note on whatever brightens your day!|
An Inspiring Story
A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy.
to making a brighter dayHere are some tips to get your day off to a good start or just some things that you can do everyday to brighten your mood.
When you wake up, say three positive things about yourself. Like "My hair looks great today!|
Put up a funny poster in your room or put up a funny quote so that everyday can start off with a giggle.
Count some of your blessings. You will start to appreciate what you have rather than want what you don't.
Smile at someone. You will notice that they will almost always smile back.
Have a good laugh. Find a funny joke or an amusing photo that brings back good family memories. You can't cry and laugh at the same time. (Unless you laugh so hard that you end up crying, haha)
Do a good deed. No matter how small a simple deed is, that person will appreciate it and you will feel great, too. Look at some sites on Neopets today. Take Soroptimist Directory or Save the Earth for example. You could help Soroptimist by letting them know about closed sites or dead links. You could help Save the Earth by following the simple tasks to, well, save the Earth!
Do a random act of kindness for someone. Go do something nice but not let someone know! It makes you feel good, along with the other person. (Submitted by: _xiii_roxas_)
I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.|
Do you have a helpful tip to share? Give me a note and I might just put it up!
The Charles Schulz Philosophy
making a differenceThe following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the Peanuts comic.
Look at the questions below. You don't have to actually answer any of them.
Name the 5 wealthiest people in the world.|
Name 10 people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
Name the last 6 Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
How did you do?
|The point is, none of us can remember the headlines of yesterday. These are people who are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields but the applause dies after a while and we forget who they are and what they did.|
Now here are a different set of questions.
List a few teachers who have helped you through school.|
Name 3 friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
Name 5 people who have taught you something worthwhile.
Was that easier?
|The Lesson: The people who make the differences in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money or the most awards. They are the people who care.|
A big thanks to my Guidance Teacher for this great lesson!
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia
keep that beat playing
Music is everywhere. It's in the car while we drive and in our mp3's while we walk. There is even music in the shows and movies we watch. They even set the mood for any occasion. Think about it. If you watch a movie or TV show, there is always background music setting the mood for scary, funny, sad or happy. Now think about what a movie would be without music. Hard, isn't it? Truth is, music sets a great mood anywhere and everywhere. If you listen to the right songs, it might get you into a great mood as well. Now think about this. At parties, they try to put up songs with good beats to keep everybody dancing. At weddings, they put up songs that are both happy and full of love. Can you imagine what a party or wedding would be like if they put up any other types of songs?
So next time when your feeling blue, try not to listen to those sad songs with sad lyrics. It will just might make you feeling a little more sad. Try to listen to a song that is a little more cheerful and you, too, might get a little happier as well. It doesn't matter much on what type of genre it is, like rap, country or blues, as long as it sets the right mood!
We are a spectacular, splendid manifestation of life. We have language.... We have affection. We have genes for usefulness, and usefulness is about as close to a 'common goal' of nature as I can guess at. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music.|
About Me & The Site
a little background information
My name is Abigail and I am 17 years old. The reason why I had made this site was because I know that life can sometimes be quite harsh and in the hardest of times, we all need to feel a bit happy. I have dealt with quite a lot of unfortunate events, myself. Some were quite devastating. I have been diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis, a liver disease and countless other health problems. Apart from my health, I have lost my mother. She passed away a few years ago. I also have lost a friend as well.
So, as you can see, I have been through a lot and you would think with all of these harsh experiences through my life so far on this earth I might be miserable. But to tell you the truth, I am not. It's because I go through these very things that I have written for you on this site that keeps me going and keeps me always in a good mood. I love to laugh and enjoy what is offered. I always stay positive and keep looking at the brighter side of things.
So basically, I have made this site to Spread the Joy so that anyone who is having a rough day can be cheered up with the simplest of words.
|This was a poem I had made while I was feeling a little blue and depressed. I know I say in this site to be happy but everyone has bad days and this is what I did to remind me of who I am, what I have been through and that I can overcome anything I put my mind to.|
Me Being Friendly
just spreading the joy some more
|Here I have a whole bunch of things that I have done for other people right here on Neopets! I have joined various things and am helping various sites. I have also given button gifts occasionally. Just another way for me to help Spread the Joy!|
Sites I am Helping/Supporting
For: Affies and Spread the Joy Only
everyone has them
|Everyone has achievements. Both big and small. If you have an achievement that you are proud of or just got something cool that you have done that you want to share, post me a note and I will write it up!|
a joyful person has arrived
To spread the joy to at least 3500 people.|
To make it to 50 Bulliten Board posts. (38/50)
Get at least 20 quotes from other people. (5/20)
Get at least
To brighten the day of anyone who visits!
Awards & Achievements
Recommended at Ignition (now closed)
Recommended at The Croaker (now closed)
Recommended at Symphonic (now closed)
Recommended at Plethora
Recommended at Compendium (now closed
Recommended and Ranked #1 at Impressions (now closed)
Recommended at Barcode
Top Site at Rave (now closed) (#2)
Top Site at Within Reach (#1)
Featured Site at New Acadia (now closed) (March 27, 2010)
Featured Site at Amore (April 11, 2010)
Featured Site at Little Black Book (May 14, 2010)
Featured Site at Impressions (now closed)
Won 2nd place at Wish Away (March/April/May 2010)
Ranked #3 at City Lights (now closed)
Ranked #4 at ARCHED HIGH*
Ranked #5 at Supremacy (now closed)
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Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.
AffiliatesWant to be an affiliate with Spread the Joy? Send me a neomail with your site name and url. I don't mind what type of site you have.
Where Our Joy Is Found
Idiosyncratic for some coding|
Gimp Sensation and Aurora Tutorials for great GIMP help
Velvet for the bullet pixels
Cuddle Bug for the envelope pixels
Neopets for hosting the site
Site finished On: March 15, 2010
Counter Started On: March 20, 2010