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No Corona Zone


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Notright Wed 03-Jun-20 11:20:56

I have a brief look at the forums most mornings and to be honest I'm stopping. Why? Doesn't anyone have anything better to say than moan, moan, moan.
Has no-one got anything positive, happy or cheerful going on in their lives. There must be something funny next doors children did, rather than something naughty they did. Or what reading has cheered you up lately; or what book do you recommend to take the reader away from all this.
Please, feeling sorry for yourself only leads to misery. Spoil yourself - watch TV all day instead of worrying about cleaning the bathroom, accompanied by a couple of glasses of wine. Play cards with your husband or partner. If you've got older grandchildren get them to organise a weekly meet-up with the family. I promise you that is fun.
But look out of the window on our sunny days at the beautiful blue blue sky that will once again disappear once planes start flying and cars fill the road. Listen to the birds.
We can't change things so enjoy what you can do please. Keep Safe everyone.

MissTree Wed 03-Jun-20 11:30:01

I agree with you, Notright . Wall to wall complaining doesn’t help.

Today is cooler and I’m going to get on with the sweater I’m making for a Christmas present. My first attempt at knitting a dinosaur. Somehow I don’t feel like knitting when it’s hot.

Mr and Mrs Blackbird are worm hunting in the drizzle outside. He’s better at it than she is.

All is peaceful. Husband is making soup for lunch. Can you smell it ? Yum.

Gajahgran Wed 03-Jun-20 11:33:13

I agree with you I am fed up with the negativity. I was surprised to be cheered up by the thread about rain.
I am in the habit of sometimes allowing an unidentified seedling to grow to see what it is. This morning I realise I am probably growing a cabbage or some broccoli alongside one of my cherished geraniums in a pot. I love how plants just turn up.

lemongrove Wed 03-Jun-20 11:39:13

I agree too Notright 😃
Although we need to know important news that’s going on in the world, the relentless drip drip of poison (negativity) can have a very real effect on us.
I dip into GN for ten mins here and there, at the moment doing that once a day is enough.
There are some positive threads on here thankfully, but it would be good to have more.
Corona virus itself, plus the hit to our economy is a worry that a lot of countries are now facing, not just the UK, but it
Won’t be this way forever.

merlotgran Wed 03-Jun-20 11:41:58

I get what you're saying, Notright but I have plenty to keep me busy all day so when I log on to Gransnet I'd rather visit threads that discuss current affairs, even if they are depressing.

I tend to avoid the ones that seem trivial by comparison (apart from gardening!)

I don't have a negative bone in my body but that doesn't mean I avoid unpleasant subjects. I believe problems are best tackled head on even though there's nothing we can do about the USA other than watch in horror.

Why not avoid the threads that upset or irritate you?

dragonfly46 Wed 03-Jun-20 11:42:35

I don't agree all the threads are negative. You are obviously reading the wrong ones. The ones I go on are usually upbeat and amusing. I don't dip into the negative ones.

dragonfly46 Wed 03-Jun-20 11:43:01

Btw this is a negative thread in itself!!

lemongrove Wed 03-Jun-20 11:46:51

Merlot I have enough of discussing news and politics with Mr L and family and friends, and with so much going on now regarding the virus, I find too much of it is overload.😬
For those who live alone though, it may be good for them to
‘Chew the fat’ on here.

merlotgran Wed 03-Jun-20 11:49:42

Notright has started another thread with exactly the same OP.

GrannySomerset Wed 03-Jun-20 11:52:05

I have been cheered today by a telephone conversation with a friend who tells me that one granddaughter is expecting her first baby and another has landed a good graduate job. So lovely to share someone else’s good news if we haven’t any of our own.

We do need to fight the thought that life as we knew it has changed for a long time, because there isn’t a great deal we can do - apart from doing what we’re told!

Sussexborn Wed 03-Jun-20 12:01:24

I limit myself on GN now because the doom and gloom merchants have overwhelmed the forum. If anyone attempts a light hearted subject you can guarantee that the haters will hijack it within half a dozen cheerful responses.

I do feel sorry for them because the bitter mindset must make their lives a misery for themselves and anyone who has to be in contact with them. It amazes me how one will hijack any new positive threads and then their gang pile in one after the other with the repetitive tedious put downs.

I admire Lemongrove and others who refuse to be cowed by the cyber bullying that wrecks the most innocuous of upbeat posts but presumably the nastiness is so deeply ingrained that it is their default setting.

vegansrock Wed 03-Jun-20 12:57:19

sussexborn your post is a good example of sniping and criticising at those who you dislike And name calling too- “the haters”. I am surmising you just mean those you do not agree with.
Can you please point to an example of a “light hearted thread” which has been “hijacked” and made unpleasant? There’s plenty on cooking, gardening, sewing, fashion and others which don’t follow your negative interpretation.

Gajahgran Wed 03-Jun-20 12:57:30

I often look at the old poem Desiderata. It is very calming. It's easy to find online.

Namsnanny Thu 04-Jun-20 23:16:29