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Merry Christmas! Sunday December 25, 2016

The Moodscope team would like to wish all of our members a very merry Christmas.

We know from previous blogs and comments that for some it's a very stressful time so we hope that everything is going to plan and that you enjoy if not all of the day, at least some of it.

We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful contributors to the blog - the writers and those that have taken the time to make all the helpful comments. Special thanks to our regular bloggers, Lex, Mary, The Room above the Garage and Leah. We really appreciate it, so thank you all.

Just one more big thank you to all those that have made monetary contributions to Moodscope and of course our subscribers. Your contributions and subscriptions are crucial to keeping Moodscope running and enabling us to develop it further, helping the many thousands of people who are using our service.

We wish you and your families a very merry Christmas.

Kind regards.

The Moodscope Team

Thoughts on the above? Please feel free to post a comment below.

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Hopeful One Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 6:59am

Hi Moodscope Team- Merry Xmas and heartfelt 'Thank you' for all your efforts at making this the premier site for all matters mood related. They are very appreciated. Merry Xmas to all fellow Moodscopers who have blogged and commented and shared their experiences whether good, bad, happy or sad.

As my fellow Moodscopers know I keep banging on about the power of laughter. I believe it is truely underestimated for here is a tool for those of us who have lows with virtually no side effects. I guarantee fellow Moodscopers that a laugh a day does keep the doctor away. I would also like to thank fellow jesters who keep me supplied with a laugh on those days when my stocks run out.

'Laugh when you can. It's cheap medicine' -Lord Byron.

So in this festive season it's worth reminding that some old gags still bring a smile!

Jokes are good for your health, they reduce stress, even ancient jokes like "She was only the stablemen's daughter, but all the horsemen knew her," even jokes as old as "Does this bus go to Duluth? No, this bus goes beep beep." Or the blind man who picked up a hammer and saw. They keep on pleasing us, year after year.

LP Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 8:42am

Lol! Duluth Duluth doesn't have quite the same ring to it eh? Made me laugh HO and thank you as always for that! There are many times when I take life/myself/others too seriously, so your daily dose of vitamin L could also be my reminder of that. Many thanks HO :) LP xx

Jul Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 9:51am

Happy Christmas Hopeful One. We all need a dose of light heartedness so thank you for lightening the load for us nearly every day. And a very happy peaceful health 2017 to you. Julxx

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 11:23pm

Thanks HO and thank you for cheering us all up with your daily joke. Carolinex

LP Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 8:34am

Merry Christmas back to the wonderful Moodscope Team, bloggers and fellow Moodscopers who celebrate!

A huge thank you for everything that Moodscope is.
One of the things that I love about Moodscope (and there are many!) is the feeling of belonging. It really does feel like a virtual family (without the negatives!).
I wonder how many people are tetchy on the day because they were up late wrapping (well I meant with paper, but with a mike even better!) :))

Love, light and peace. LPxx

LP Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 8:46am

Ps I meant also to thank the regular commenters like The Gardener who are such a big part of this (family/ community). Xx

Jul Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 9:49am

Merry Christmas LP. I echo all you have said. Peace and Love. Jul xxx

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 11:23pm

Thanks LP. Carolinex

Sophie Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 9:45am

Merry Christmas everybody, i hope you all have a positive day - whatever that means for you :) beneath all the commotion and excitement and extravagance and everything else, remember you are special and important and as others have already said, we are all grateful for each and every one of you and the role you play in lifting others up even when you may feel down.

If you feel unable to have a good day, just hang in there and have 'a day', we'll all still be here for you just like every other day of the year :) Take care, everyone x

Jul Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 11:38am

Here here Sophie! Love Jul xxx

Marta Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 10:24am

Merry Christmas to everyone. I've been mood scope for over 6 months now but it's my very first time posting. I'd like to wish everyone a very peaceful time, full of joy and family time for those who can have that.
I personally am not a fan of Christmas and cannot wait for all this to be over, my mood fell to the rock bottom over the last couple of days so the quicker this is over the better for me. However for those who do have families to spend time with over this festive season, I hope you enjoy every minute of it and best wishes for you all! ????????????

Jul Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 11:37am

I'm a bit, or very much like you Marta about Christmas. join the club!!! Love Jul xxx

Marta Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 8:06pm

Im taking a day at a time and on Christmas its about taking an hour at a time even. Ill be glad when its all over xx

the room above the garage Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 11:58am

Merry Christmas to this wonderful family (family doesn't always mean blood connections). You've all walked with me and picked me up more often than I can say. That support is pivotal. Love to you all. Marta, welcome! I like Sophie's message for those struggling today 'have a day'...excellent. My good wishes are sent out to everyone reading this, even if you can't comment. Love ratg x.

Marta Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 8:04pm

Thank you. I am taking a day at a time and especially at Christmas time. Last year I didn't take Christmas well and nearly ended up in hospital. This year I'm trying my best to stay okay.

the room above the garage Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 12:01pm

A special hello to Kristen. I remember you said today would be hard for you. Please remember that you are being thought of. You are not alone. I've got you today. Love ratg xx.

Maria Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 2:08pm

Merry Christmas everyone, especially the moodscope team, who make this whole community possible! Much gratitude. Sending love and light out to all.
"Christmas is a great time to recommit to each other and our communities." James Lankford

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 11:24pm

Thanks Maria. Carolinex

Vickie Sun, Dec 25th 2016 @ 3:57pm

Merry Christmas to my Moodscope family. Wishing peace and love to all.

Mary Wednesday Mon, Dec 26th 2016 @ 8:16am

Coming in late. I hope it was bearable. Now there's leftovers to eat so no cooking for a while, eh?

Nurse Tilda Fri, Jan 13th 2017 @ 11:20am

thank you for your post, Valerie. So honest and yes, I can totally relate. Perhaps like you, in all relationships, I tend to start off with trust and expecting/hoping for the best in people. Then I feel so inordinately betrayed when they let me down and show their true colours. I've discovered this is a pattern of mine, to start with that default of trust and swing to the other side of anger and disappointment. Maybe it's better than to start with distrust or suspicion or maybe it's best to start off with equanimity and see if the person proves themselves to be trustworthy and sincere. I hate to be duped and to lose my ideals about something, someone... very discouraging. I have no advice how to get rid of these bad feelings. You are doing all the right things. It seems to me this person deserves those bad feelings. Why should you have to forgive someone who is so devious and has done so many objectively bad things? You don't have to forgive him, but you do have to find a way to discharge or distance yourself from it all and glean what you can from he experience. It all rests with you... but you could post him a poison pen letter... maybe just writing it is all you need. Decide later to send or not... Anyway, thank you for your post. so honest, so true... all of us have experienced this sense of betrayal and anger to one degree or another... All best,
Nurse Tilda

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