RSS Feed Print
To Lift Our Spirits--OT
Iris L.
Posted: Friday, December 6, 2013 1:46 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


Sometimes we need to get away from the dementia world and find something to lift our spirits.  Perhaps we can post videos and photos that are uplifting.

Here is a video that I saw on the Weird Sense of Humor thread.    It's about Christian the Lion.
http://www.wimp.com/christianlion/ 

Enjoy!

Iris L.

gregg1
Posted: Friday, December 6, 2013 8:56 AM
Joined: 1/14/2013
Posts: 81


Great story Iris. I have to agree this dimentia does not define me yet anyway, so I won't dwell on it 24/7.
Paul Hornback
Posted: Saturday, December 7, 2013 5:17 PM
Joined: 8/9/2013
Posts: 584


Iris, that was absolutely incredible! I loved the video and its wonderful message. It brought tears of joy to my eyes. Thanks for sharing it. We need more like that to brighten our spirits as we continue to do battle each day.

God bless, Paul


Iris L.
Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 3:55 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


ttt

 


Iris L.
Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014 2:51 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


A beautiful video about hummingbirds, bumblebees and butterflies--to lift our spirits. 

 

 https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xHkq1edcbk4?rel=0  

 

Apparently it was made to focus on the technology, but it still shows how marvelous nature is.  This is just for enjoyment.  It has nothing to do with dementia.  Larry posted it on the Spouse/Partner board. 

 

Iris L. 


Paul Hornback
Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014 6:38 PM
Joined: 8/9/2013
Posts: 584


Iris, an absolutely amazing and breathtaking video! I loved it!

In the gardens that surround my home, the butterflies and hummingbirds feast on the flowers and I love watching them. Of course, they pale in comparison to this video. Nonetheless they are still enjoyable to watch from my patio.

Thanks for posting this. I hope everyone takes the time to watch it. They will be blessed!

God Bless, Paul


whowhatme
Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:17 PM
Joined: 5/6/2014
Posts: 2


Touching! 

Sweet of you to share with us.  Many thanks! 

Marsha


Iris L.
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 11:57 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


The Hug of the Century--another lion video--get your hankie out! 

 


 

This was shared in my computer class.  Scroll down and click Play.  Disregard everything else on that site.   


 

 http://www.vitality101.com/fun/lion-kisses-rescuer   


 

Iris L. 


Paul Hornback
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:40 AM
Joined: 8/9/2013
Posts: 584


Iris, another incredible video. I love it as it warmed my heart! Thanks so much for posting this precious video as well as the original one.

God bless, Paul


Iris L.
Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 12:10 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


 Merry Christmas to my board mates!


Sandymac on the Spouse/Partner board posted: 


 

 AMAZING Christmas Flash Mob at Mall by Journey of Faith - GodTube 

 

www.godtube.com/watch/?v=KGPKWPNX 
 
 

 
An uplifting performance to give everyone a moment of joy.    

Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:48 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


Jo C posted  "Winter Verse for My Friends" on the Spouse/Partner board.

 

We can all use a smile and this one makes me smile . . . .

 

"I made myself a snowball

 

as perfect as could be,

 

I thought I'd keep it as a pet

 

and let it sleep with me

 

I made it some pajamas

 

and a pillow for its head,

 

Then last night it ran away

 

but first it wet the bed!"

 

By,

Shel Silverstein

 


Paul Hornback
Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014 2:31 PM
Joined: 8/9/2013
Posts: 584


Iris, I loved the Amazing Christmas Flash Mob at the Mall by Journey of Faith. It was absolutely incredible! Thanks so much for posting it for all to enjoy.

God Bless, Paul


Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014 8:10 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


I'm glad you enjoyed the flash mob, Paul.  I hope you enjoy the little poem, too. 


Iris L.
 


Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015 6:10 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


Here is the perfect service dog for us!
The pet guardian of Jesse is 21 years old and had never trained a dog before.

llee08032
Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 9:38 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4405


Iris,

Christian the lion made my Valentine's Day! Thank you a 100x!

Happy Valentine's Day all!

llee08032
Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 9:38 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4405


Iris,

Christian the lion made my Valentine's Day! Thank you a 100x!

Happy Valentine's Day all!

Paul Hornback
Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015 2:42 PM
Joined: 8/9/2013
Posts: 584


Iris, the video was incredible and it made my day. thanks for posting things that brighten our spirits and bring us joy!

God bless, Paul


AJsmiles
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:06 PM
Joined: 5/21/2015
Posts: 3


Yeah, that lion always makes me cry. It's so darn cute.
Jo C.
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 2:47 PM
Joined: 12/9/2011
Posts: 11354


This is a very old thread put on the Message Board back on December of 2013 and it was positive and uplifting; BUT know what?

It is well worthwhile setting it into place again as a gift to all of us . . . . .

Can we find more?

I'll have to do a bit of looking.

J.


alz+
Posted: Saturday, June 6, 2015 6:49 PM
Joined: 9/12/2013
Posts: 3561


Knowing Iris is well and at peace would uplift my spirits.

Certainly someone has communicated with her? People living alone - when there is no news I feel concerned for someone to knock on the door and check.

Iris, thinking of you every day.


Iris L.
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:37 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


I'm enjoying this thread again. And yes, it is lifting my spirits!


Does anyone have something uplifting to share? This thread is to lift OUR spirits!


Iris L.


Thereisalwayshope
Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:31 AM
Joined: 7/29/2015
Posts: 63


I can't tell you how many times I've watched that Christian the Lion video and can never get enough! A good flashmob is always uplifting! Ok, the video of that amazing little dog is to much! How cute! My shih Tzu knows one good trick! LOL

I love Meghan's Trainor's voice and this song brings tears to my eyes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-MBfn8XjIU

We were walking on moonlight
And you pulled me close
Split second and you disappeared
And then I was all alone

I woke up in tears
With you by my side
A breath of relief
And I realized
No, we're not promised tomorrow

So I'm gonna love you like I'm gonna lose you
And I'm gonna hold you like I'm saying goodbye
Wherever we're standing
I won't take you for granted
'Cause we'll never know when, when we'll run out of time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-MBfn8XjIU

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Wishing everyone a great day!



Iris L.
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015 3:09 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


George K from the Caregiver's board posted this video about Bretagne, a hero rescue dog who worked at Ground Zero at the time of 9/11. The handler and Bretagne were commemorated in New York. Here is the video:


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 7:04 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644



A harmonica in Carnegie Hall

http://www.wimp.com/harmonicacarnegie/


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 8:39 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


A funny Thanksgiving poem

The Night Before Thanksgiving

'Twas the night before Thanksgiving
and in my sleep,
Strange dreams in my mind,
began to creep.



Thanksgiving leftovers beckoned
the dark meat and white,
But I fought the temptation
with all my might.



Tossing and turning
with anticipation,
The thought of a snack
became infatuation.



So to the kitchen I did race,
Flung open the door
and gazed at the fridge
full of goodies galore!



I gobbled up turkey
and buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots,
beans and tomatoes.



I felt myself swelling
so plump and so round
Till all of a sudden,
I rose off the ground!



I crashed through the ceiling
floating into the sky
with a mouth full of pudding
and a handful of pie



But I managed to yell
as I soared past the trees...
"Happy eating to all and
Pass the cranberries, please!"



http://www.romanticlovesecrets.com/NightBeforeThanksgiving-FunnyPoems.html

 

Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2015 4:41 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


Jo C. posted a cute poem on the Younger Onset board, and I thought everyone could use a chuckle.

"I made myself a snowball


 as perfect as could be;


 I thought I'd keep it as a pet


 and let it sleep with me;


 I made it some pajamas


 and a pillow for its head;


Then last night it ran away


but first it wet the bed!"


Iris L.
Posted: Friday, January 1, 2016 1:20 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


Bela on the Caregiver's board posted this rendition of 

Auld Lang Syne by Susan Boyle.  There may follow 

her first audition on Britain's Got Talent.  

I never tire of watching her performance, 

which always lifts my spirits.  

Happy New Year 2016, everyone!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rCZduGdax8  


Iris L.


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 9:43 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


Alz+, this is for you!  Here are two things you love:  smiles and dogs!


http://mom.me/pets/dogs/23345-dogs-happiest-smiles/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing9%7Cdl16%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-1187222420


llee08032
Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 9:20 PM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4405


Love the happy smiling doggies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:17 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


Here are some beautiful plants and flowers.


http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzA3NjM0MzAyOA==&mid=2652625330&idx=1&sn=163cbece0bd7de3294923612c73998ff&scene=1&srcid=0703xV78QMgMy384SwNa4eyB&from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0#wechat_redirect 


Iris L.


Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:19 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


Do you like ballet?  Here is a woman and her dog and their stunning dance.


http://www.wimp.com/a-woman-her-dog-and-their-stunning-dance/


Iris L.


Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:11 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


I saw a brief segment on the news tonight about this veteran and how his service dog treated his severe ptsd after his Iraq war injuries.  The beginning is about his war injuries, and then his severe ptsd, then the ending is about how the dog saved him and brought him back to functioning.


How a Golden Retriever Saved Army Veteran Luis Montalvan

Published on May 19, 2013

Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan returned from war with a severe case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. But thanks to a Service Dog named Tuesday, Luis has turned his life around...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2lJtPNwZPI


Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 11:37 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


Look at the post of December 19, 2014 if you want to see the Christmas Flash Mob.

(scroll down on the site)

Iris


Iris L.
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 5:46 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16644


A member on the Spouse/Partner board posted how watching fish swimming in an aquarium can be soothing.  In this time of Coronavirus related restrictions, we may be in need of more soothing.  The Aquarium of the Pacific has webcams of penguins, sharks, jellyfish and other marine animals for viewing.  There are additional educational materials and links to their Youtube videos for more animals.

 

www.aquariumofpacific.org/news/aquariumacademy

scroll down to "Live Webcams"