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Bottling a positive mood. Tuesday April 15, 2014

Today I was chatting with my colleagues about Easter Eggs. So far I have 2 Easter Eggs, one of which I bought myself along with my 3 daughter's eggs. I told them that when my daughters were little I made Easter Eggs for them and all their cousins and that I was looking forward to doing the same with my grandchildren when they arrive. I also told them about a book that I have written (not published yet) about a cat flea who ski's and skates around the kitchen and garden and generally has lots of adventurous fun.

I felt really hyper after our few minute chat.

That got me thinking...

Wouldn't it be great if we could 'bottle' our hyper mood/happy mood/calm mood/loving mood?

I have started to make a list of the things which make me feel hyper when I talk about them:

1 My book.
2 Easter Eggs and making them (new hyper subject).
3 The thought of having lots of fun with grandchildren.
4 The craft projects and greetings cards that I make.

I will add to this list when I think of more things.

When I am needing a 'boost' of mood, I can telephone one of my friends or family and talk about one of the things on my list! Or even just peruse the list.

Yey! It has also resulted in my writing this blog for you and I hope it has inspired you or just made you feel happy about maybe having an Easter Egg soon.

Warmest wishes,
A Moodscope member.

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Lex McKee Tue, Apr 15th 2014 @ 7:58am

Bottle it, shake it up, and pop the cork! Your happy mood thoughts are the champagne of psychology - full of fizz and sparkle.
I am particularly inspired that you have found the way to release the bubbles - by talking about the ingredients. How wonderful to have both the ingredients and the process... got me thinking...

Anonymous Tue, Apr 15th 2014 @ 8:00am

This is extremely useful, Dawn, as similar thoughts had been going through my mind. When in a low mood, and stuck feeling uncreative, I could have the list to hand as a suggestions sheet. I do like the bottling idea! Thanks so much.

Lostinspace Tue, Apr 15th 2014 @ 2:41pm

I haven't read Moodscope for ages and this reminds me that Easter Sunday is coming and to go and buy some chocolate eggs for smaller friends. I tremble to think what price they could be this year as we have 56% official inflation, the real thing is worse. However, looking at all the pretty eggs and choc bunnies always cheers me up no end, so that's on my to do list for tomorrow! Thanks Dawn, and I like your idea too - I think (lots of thinking not so much action in my case) I might write them down but on individual pieces of paper and put them in a jar then stick my hand in to get something out to give myself a lift, and maybe at the same time someone else.

Diana Tue, Apr 15th 2014 @ 3:16pm

I find my 'Moodscope' diary fulfills this 'requirement ' ; but ofcourse there are
some less " bubbly " aspects in the diary aswell.

Richard Tue, Apr 15th 2014 @ 4:41pm

One marked "hyper",
One marked "happy",
One marked "calm",
One marked "love".
Bottles from Dawn.
Poem from Richard.

Warmest Wishes.

Lex McKee Tue, Apr 15th 2014 @ 4:57pm

Folks, I know Dawn would be delighted with your responses and encouragement today. I'm 90% sure that she hasn't got internet access today, so please know that she would have extra bubbliness because of your affirming words... and she'll love them when she can get access again.

Mary Blackhurst Hill Wed, Apr 16th 2014 @ 7:58pm

I love your idea Dawn. I too have a book I am writing and I feel much happier when I think about what my characters will be doing and saying next. Also - like you, I craft (card-making) so thinking about that is nice too. I hope that your internet access returns soon. Please write more blogs with more lovely ideas.

DawnCRitchie Fri, Apr 18th 2014 @ 4:05pm

A big HI to my Moodscope friends :D
So sorry for the delay in replying to your lovely comments. I have been to Spring Harvest (Christian Camp) in Skegness since Monday. It was a last minute invite from my friends.
I now know the benefit of holidays - i don't normally do holidays, but will stick it in my agenda in future :D
Love to you all on Good Friday, now where is my first egg...

DawnCRitchie Fri, Apr 18th 2014 @ 4:09pm

Sainsburys had an offer of £1 per egg, wish I'd had access whilst away, I could have helped your purse.
I love the good idea jar. Another idea could be a tissue box with a pretty cover (for girls), Spiderman or Batman cover for the lads :D. The box can be filled with good idea slips.

DawnCRitchie Fri, Apr 18th 2014 @ 4:10pm

Love the poem Richard and the Warmest wishes :D

DawnCRitchie Fri, Apr 18th 2014 @ 4:15pm

Thank you Lexi, I felt fizzy and sparkly when I was writing the blog just after the conversation.
Thank you so much for interceding for me (is that the right word?) in my absence. You're a kind friend. you thinking... do tell :D

DawnCRitchie Fri, Apr 18th 2014 @ 4:19pm

More blogs with lovely ideas. Just what I needed to hear to encourage me. A couple of other MS friends asked me to write more, so I will.
Thank you for your encouragement Mary. Do you have a blog for your cards? I'm thinking of starting one when I find out how.
Easter Bunny love xx

Lex McKee Fri, Apr 18th 2014 @ 7:13pm

Welcome back! I think you've hit on an important bridge between something we can touch - perhaps a physical bottle - and the invisible process - the thinking that leads to the talking. Does that make sense?

Lex McKee Fri, Apr 18th 2014 @ 7:14pm

We could create a new "Alice in Wonderland" story, "Dawn of Wonderland"??

Dawn C Ritchie Sat, Apr 19th 2014 @ 11:41am

Hi Lex.
One could use a wide necked bottle to keep random recorded memories on paper inside drinking straws.
Then, just tip up the bottle for a 'hit' of hyper / funny / loving / calm memory.
Thanks for the input Lex, it is good to share ideas and then improve / embelish them till you have a delightful finished product. I will make one of these 'Memory Bottles'.
Love Dawn x

Lex McKee Sat, Apr 19th 2014 @ 1:22pm

"Message in a Bottle" eh? I can 'see' Sweetie Jars - like those in an old-fashioned Sweet Shop with different categories as in Richard's poem. Those jars would be big enough for photographs too. So you'd have everlasting sweeties because the contents of the jars would work time and time again. Nice one Dawn!

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