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Welcome

Hello, guest, and welcome to Spread the Joy. As you can see, the world is busy with tons of news and some of it can be quite sad and depressing. Well that's where this site comes in. Since March 2010, I've made sure that everyone who visits, feels good about themselves and what is around them. A positive attitude is all it takes to get through the day and feeling great, too. So go on, browse around and spread the joy!

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Scott Hamilton

Updates

November 5, 2011

Updated the Bulletin Board today. I also did a dead image/ link sweep.

The Bulletin Board

What's on the board this week?

Every week, there will be a different things posted on the bulletin board. If you want to post something up on the board, feel free send me a note. But make sure that you credit the right person (example, for a quote) so that I can credit them on the site, too.
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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.
Lou Holtz

Comedy Corner

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!


Humorous Quotes

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
Fred Allen

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.
Elayne Boosler

Who says nothing is impossible. I've been doing nothing for years.
Author Unknown

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
Edward Albee

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.
Mitch Hedberg

I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing 'Happy Birthday'.
Steven Wright

- "I've been thinking Hobbes --
- "On a weekend?
- "Well, it wasn't on purpose...

Calvin & Hobbes quote

O.o


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!?!?

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Happiness

let's get you smiling

With 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.
Think positive!
Don't cry because its over, Smile because it happened!
Dr. Seuss

Laughter

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!

A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
Hugh Sidey

Our Joy

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!
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An Inspiring Story
dolphins_rule_555: I like to watch a lot of comedy shows. I just love a good laugh. My favorite shows would have to be Corner Gas or Just For Laughs. They make me giggle all the time! Besides that, I like to spend time with my two little dogs and I love to play with them. They always bring a smile to my face.

maxi181: I like writing books or doodling. I get inspired on what to write and draw from the world around me. When somebody asks me how do I get inspired, I say a quote I made: Sometimes the best ideas are from the world around you. I also clean up my backyard or redo the basement.

artsycutedanielle: Going for a walk outside and going to the beach with my cousins in the summer makes me feel a great sense of calm and happiness.

A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy.
Rumer Godden

Tips

to making a brighter day

Here 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.
Martha Washington


Do you have a helpful tip to share? Give me a note and I might just put it up!
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The Charles Schulz Philosophy

making a difference

The 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
Charles Schulz

Music

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.
Lewis Thomas

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.

Why is life so hard, so complicated?
I've been through a lot. Too much pain. Too much suffering.
Ive been through tests and needles, therapy and medicine.
When will it end? I don't know...
I've been through a lot. Too much you may think.
But what you think isn't the half of it.
Being in pain all over. Emotionally, Physically and Mentally.
Living of fear of the unknown.
What might happen and what will happen.
I've been through a lot. But yet, so has my family.
We have lost a friend, a best friend, a mother and wife.
She had been suffering. I had been suffering.
Our family was all suffering.
Through pain and grief, we all suffered.
I've been through a lot. Too much? I think not.
All these memories horrible.
Yet all these memories are keeping me alive.
Keeping me alive and strong. Showing me I can handle anything.
Showing others that I can do anything. That they can do anything.
Showing the world that they are lucky.
Cherish what you have. Things can always be worse.
I've been through a lot. But that is what life is about.

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



Origami Paint Brush Campaign


Special Gifts




For: Affies and Spread the Joy Only

Achievements

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!
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dolphins_rule_555: One achievement that I am really proud of was that one of my speeches that I made in grade 8 was top of the class and then I was awarded first place in the intermediate wing. I then got third place and a plaque in the region!

airy_nine_star: I skipped a grade (1st) and got 3 perfect FCATs (Florida Comprehension Assessment Tests)! I'm very lucky to have a brain like this!

innocentdemon692: I met this girl, Charlotte, on Neopets in 2001, I was only 15 so it didn't mean much to me then. I went to London in 2004 to meet her for the first time. I was scared, nervous, but I knew then if I didn't take this chance I could lose my best friend. On 7 June 2008, we married. It's 2011 now and she's still my everything, I can't function without her.

a joyful person has arrived

Hello! Looks like you have stumbled upon the Certified Joyful Person award. Go ahead and take it. You have earned it!

Goals

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 20 30 recognizable awards from people. Not necessarily from reviews.
To brighten the day of anyone who visits!

Awards & Achievements


Posted an Earth Tip at Save the Earth
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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Credit


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

Please no sticky paws! This is a completely original site made by me and it would be a little upsetting to see somebody steal.



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