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My Preference Is Fun And Happiness

Some Thoughts On My Writing And Life In General

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 3 min read
Top Story - September 2023
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It does amaze me that in almost every area of social contact, the stuff that gets traction is stuff that complains, whines, hates and causes controversy. Often rules smashers are eulogised while those that spread fun and real good news are ignored.

I once coined a phrase for people around the Manchester area that they were only happy when they were miserable. That wasn't quite right, they were only happy when they had something to complain about, and always jumped in when something bad was happening.

While that is the introduction to this piece, that is the only negativity that will be in here so THIS WILL NOT BE A VOCAL TOP STORY.

So The Good And Happy Stuff

There are so many things that raise my spirits and can raise everyone's spirits and we really need to make sure that there is as much of that in our lives as possible. The more positivity there is the better that we all feel.

I walk on a daily basis meeting up with many cats and a few dogs, and they really do make me happy. I take pictures of them, play with them, feed them and share my pictures on Instagram and you can see and find out about a few of them here (this is just one of my cat stories).

I also listen to a lot of music, and that is always beneficial to me. There is so much amazing music around, and every now and then I do try and play some songs. I recently put together a playlist of a single song and I included my own attempt at it as well. Music is a great way to raise your spirits.

If you feel a little down put on a song that you like, and you will immediately feel better.

Also these days you can take music with you if you go for a walk on whatever device that is your preference.

And There Is More

I do like to watch fun films and videos, and YouTube gives us access to so much fun that we can watch, Check out these half dozen funny Facebook friends (I know the title says five but that was just for alliterative purposes).

This was an incident in my garden ten years back that still makes me laugh.

After this video, this came up on YouTube from Public Service Broadcasting. It does last for an hour but is an incredible educational performance from the Royal Albert Hall.

I also wrote a piece on the band if you would rather read about them.

I also want to share something that is going to make you laugh, this next thing will definitely make you smile. This is from a concert in front of 70,000 fans, a Finnish rock and roll covers band pretending they are Russian with the Red Army Orchestra and Choir, I challenge you not to smile. My friend Krista is from Finland and loves them as much as me.

Well, I grew up with Bugs Bunny and thought that some cartoons would educate and makey ou smile even more. "What's Up Doc?" indeed.

And some Tom and Jerry on a similar subject

Before I started this piece I did not know what I was going to include, and I think I could include a lot more but you don't need three hours of music and video because you can find stuff like yourself.

I also love talking to friends and the best conversations always minimise the bad stuff and maximise the good stuff.

A Short Conclusion

I hope you leave this with a smile on your face, and wanting to explore some of the things that I have mentioned.

The rain has stopped, so I may go out for another walk now.

I hope you finish the day with a smile on your face.


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  • Lilian Aije2 months ago

    This is the best so far

  • Rob Angeli3 months ago

    And it did get Top Story, so congratulations after all. Thank you for all the mix of goodies in this one, very well put together. Many times I feel I must embrace certain aspects of darkness in order to be contented in a world that contains so much of it, but hate and whining is rarely a vehicle to literary expression. Of course, Bugs Bunny and kitties are impossible for me to resist... You take care, and thanks for this!

  • Darkos3 months ago

    and Congrats on Top story !

  • Darkos3 months ago

    Thanks God For You and for this article ! Just what i thought and experienced in here even stories that spread positivity are not even approved so its like we need to dig in the pain more than we wish to Haha but anyway sometimes its needed in the healing process but not with such an overwhelming amount and inside people full of insider hate! Much Love and Joy to You! It's how the sick minds of the social world are constructed so we need lots of breaks from it all and cleaning and healing almost no time for life anymore and dance and joy but still we do go!

  • This article is the best I've seen so far. Definitely smiling 🙂

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Congrats on the TS.

  • Melissa Ingoldsby3 months ago

    Very cute article with fun tidbits and extras with the silly animation, you stated its not going to b a top story… but it IS! Lol great job brother

  • Dana Stewart3 months ago

    Thanks for the smiles, and you got a Top Story, Mike!

  • Jordan Flynn3 months ago

    So much for that first part about NOT being a top story lol, thanks for the change in energy. Keep it up

  • Rachel Deeming3 months ago

    Sunflowers and now this. Keep spreading the joy, Mike. Congrats on TS.

  • Zack Graham3 months ago

    Mike, this was a super wholesome entry in the Canon of Dread, and YES, it did bring a smile to my face. You always share a great blend of personal updates, music (and the history of it), as well as geography. Love your playtime visits to the local animals too! Thanks again, Mike, congrats on top story.

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Definitely smiling!!! Fabulous story!!! Congratulations on Top Story too!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Donna Renee3 months ago

    They made it a Top Story after all! ☺️😁. Love to see it!

  • Jazzy 3 months ago

    Yes this was very nice to see 💕❤️

  • Celia in Underland3 months ago

    I read this and thought I'd commented- clearly got distracted! Sorry! Lovely to read some positivity and congratulations on Top Story 🤍

  • Hahahaha that cat video was funny! I love Bugs Bunny and Tom & Jerry!

  • Mother Combs3 months ago

    I love your articles. They always make me smile.

  • An excellent selection of smiles, Mike.

  • Alex H Mittelman 3 months ago

    Great article! I agree we need more positivity and I love your music choices! The Finnish band was funny!

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