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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 7:57 PM
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It's 4.40 am.
I am in no condition to be on the internet.
anyway

I've been having a rough couple of months. and lately I've started to develop social anxiety(or just anxiety in general) on top of my depression. Which is just great, who wouldn't want to wallow in self hatred and sadness? It's smashing!

This is not going to be a journal about my depression though, quite the opposite.

I'd like you to;
leave a comment about the things in life that makes you happy, the little things.

please?

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dragontaxi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist

i like sweet things
dark chocolate
non dairy foods
cats
....stupid gifs of cats
dogs
...my dog
art
...doing it
...as well as looking at others' work
i like to bake and draw


and what do you like? would you like me to send you some sweet things?
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KittyKate1991 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hmmmm Let's seeeeee.

Laying in bed at the weekend.

Having a day off and laying in bed.

Hugging my squishable.

When my Chinchilla gives my face a cuddle c:

When my dog is very very happy to see me!

When I finish a drawing!

When my hair is freshly dyed.

When bananas are ripe and ready to eat.

All my family being in one room and being all snuggly owo

HAPPY THINGS!!
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fluffyscarf Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Aw, I'm sorry for what you're going through. <33
I've never gone through depression, but I can understand what it's like to have social anxiety, and it's a terrible thing to have.
But anywho, happy things!
Besides the obvious like friends and family, ect. Little things!

- The queen sized blanket for my bed.
- The soot sprite keychain on my lanyard.
- My sugar skull fabric poster.
- longjohn donuts. e w e
- Watching youtube videos of my favorite youtubers. <3
- Being able to have enough time to draw in college.

What makes you happy? c:
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xMinotoneMaestro Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Depression + Social Anxiety + Never wanting to take medication = Me.

I see absolutely no reason to have to take medication for my emotions. I see that as a 'quick fix' and i do not want to numb down my emotions, either... One can control themselves if they try. And i would rather try than do something i may regret later on in life. I like all sides of me, and i know for a fact that I would never go so far as to do something to myself. Yes, medication helps some people, but for others... Not so much.

Anyways, A lot of things make me happy.
One of the main things? My friends, and family.
Almost every day i talk to my friends, hearing their voices makes me smile and laugh so much.
Also.. Drawing. I love drawing with a passion and often use it as a venting device.
Listening to Jazz/Relaxing music.
Thinking of wonderful scenery, and even Noire-like scenes. Pretty funny, huh?
Something as simple as going outside will make me happy, too.
^^;
I also LOVE making other people laugh, because eventually it makes me laugh too. Sometimes people think I'm emotionless... I'm not. I just don't want to get hurt, so a shell was made. >.>;
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silverfennec Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   General Artist
aw :(
here have a drawing of a puppy
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prysmyr Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw. My sister and friend have social anxiety. From what I gather from them, it is no fun. I'm sorry girl; hope things start to look up for you soon.
Something that makes me happy is going on tumblr. I follow some lovey-dovey type blogs, and there are often posts that put a smile on my face because they remind me about my boyfriend. Or, cuddling up in bed with all of my boyfriend's jackets that he lets me borrow. Being surrounded by things that remind me of him always cheers me up. There is a music box that he gave me for my 17th birthday, and whenever I am feeling down, I play the box and it calms me. Looking at pictures and old videos of my boyfriend also cheers me up a little bit. I usually do all this stuff at night right before I go to bed, and drift off to sleep to the music box. It keeps my mind from thinking about unpleasant or stressful things. Keeps me positive so I can at least have a good night's rest instead of staying up thinking all night.
Having a cup of hot tea when I get home from school makes me happy too. Spending time with my pets, just focusing purely on them, also cheers me up. Cuz I realize in that moment that they've waited all day for attention and love from their owner, and providing that for them makes me feel better. Sometimes just sitting in front of the heater, leaning back in the chair, and listening to Ellie Goulding or Josh Turner and closing my eyes and enjoying the moment calms me down. A nap may or may not accompany that moment but it's all good :)
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colour-cat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Baking deserts
Kitties
Puppies that are super duper adorable
Disney Movies even though lots of them make me cry
Playing with ink in art class
tumblr
Gaming
A nice hot meal
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:icontimber-boots:
timber-boots Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
honey makes me happy
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:iconwarriorsdiehardfan:
warriorsdiehardfan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
My friends :batman:
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:iconprettypurringfox:
PrettyPurringFox Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Pokemon makes me happy. :)
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epicwoots Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems that just talking to people online keeps me happy. I'm not too good at talking to people irl.
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brittoniawhite Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist
My favorite Anime
My favorite Manga(sorta the same maybe?)
My animals
Baby animals
Video Games
My Drawings that turns out epic
My Stuffed animals
Saturdays
Michael Jackson Music
Gaiaonline
DA
Hanging out with friends
Listening to music
Chicken Alfreido
Art by other people
Art people draw me ; U ; I love them all
My Mom
My Sister
My Best Friend
And many more lol
Feel better soon....Depression is a Nasty Illiness to have. :C
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caninefanatic Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hanging out with friends
Completing a good drawing
Listening to loud music
Watching the antics of my dog
Drawing on napkins at restaurants to confuse the servers
seeing/smelling/eating pizza
Making people laugh, or when people make me do so
Adventure Time
my Youth group at church
Hetalia
beating people at Chess
Taking a walk at night alone
Staring at your art
This really sucks, I hope you start feeling better soon. Just take it day by day :heart:
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logansaur Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
snowflakes melting on my face, the feel of a warm summer breeze, sand in between my toes, when my hair is soft and fluffy, warm fresh desserts, when you know somebody loves you, soft blankets, succeeding at something i thought i would fail at, the different smells in the air in different places <3
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Needleguns Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hey I have social anxiety disorder TOO! :D
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SecretTheScienceDog Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Waking up to the sound or thunder and heavy rain in the middle of the night, and the sounds of the woods when I'm alone.
Darkness and aloneness.
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:iconthestarsofpines:
TheStarsofPines Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
When someone texts me first or sends the first message to start conversation. :heart:
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:iconcommoncroc:
Commoncroc Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hanging out with friends makes me happy. Irl and on skype. :B
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Quavera-Tava Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Mmm, this could be a good thing, or it could be a bad thing, but I'll post anyways.

I get happy when I'm with my friends and we're having fun together. Because I don't get to be with my friends very often, more my fault then anything else I think, I end up cherishing the moments more.

What makes you feel happy?
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Nerenicat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
-Kitties
-Cats
-Cute little owls
-Do the right thigs
-The cute noises my cat makes
-Succeed
-Help people
-Kitties
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Fantasy-JG Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh i don't know...
Smiles- like when random people smile at you in the street
Sitting all snuggled up in blankets
Being warm
My cat and my dog, and animals in general
A good cup of tea, or sometimes when i've had a bad day my mum takes me out to get a coffee
:hug: You'll be alright.
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toonishdreams Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Spending time with my pets or watching my fish tank. No matter how sad I am, watching animals makes me happy. If you don't have any of your own, visit someplace that does?

A perfect mug of tea on a quiet day with a good book.

Talking to my friends online.

Cartoons that are funny and so well written they can make me laugh, even when I'm alone and feeling blue.

Looking up random info or watching documentaries about science, the earth, interesting animals and bizarre things that live in the ocean, etc.. it makes me realize just how amazing and big this actually is. It gets you thinking outside the bubble of the mundane, everyday human life and its fun to fantasize about all the different places I could get to visit one day even if its years in the future :)
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lemoncave Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist
I feel like I'm a bit too late for this but I'm going to leave something anyway c:

Things that make me happy, let me think: Making anyone laugh, especially if it's a big one, it makes me feel accepted and liked. That's why I act so silly around people. Like, I'm a little silly but not that silly, it just makes them laugh when I do stupidities and I'd rather have that; little surprises, like an unexpected message from a friend or someone being there for you; people that listen and don't interrupt every second (especially since I'm surrounded by people that do); ice cream; watching the sky and scenery in general because sometimes it's beautiful; cloudy (not rainy) and cold days, it makes staying home much better; movies and going to the cinema; getting some time alone; and, above all, music. It plays such a huge part in my life. It's there for me when no one else is, it offers an enormous amount of comfort, it understands, it makes me cry from happiness sometimes (I love that feeling), and, most importantly, I have fun with it! I have the best time when I get to sing along and dance in my chair to the songs I love, it brings me a joy that so many other things don't even get close to! It's my main outlet, and for being such a good one, I love it :heart:
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:iconk1ngly:
k1ngly Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when i get home and my dog looks SO HAPPY to see me <3
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Snovve Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Taking a shower and then changing your bedsheets to later go to sleep and feel all super duper clean.
Looking away at the far away woods every time I go to school and back home.
Digging snow tunnels in the snow on my backyard.
Walk around in the woods beside my house.
Sort things to keep them organized.
Baking things for me to eat myself.
The sweet taste of candy.
Listen to music at night.
Draw alone at home.
Play my piano alone.
Porn.
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Satyrtail Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well last night was a good example of one of my happy places.
There was a meteor shower and I stayed up till two in the morning with my sister to lay in the freezing darkness and watch little dots of light cross the sky.
I'm really happy in those kind of situations - mainly because I'm such a sucker for beautiful things ;U; Especially stars. I think the only reason I didn't start sobbing with happiness was because it was so cold haha
I'm also happiest when something unexpectedly good happens. :) A kind gesture from a stranger, and things like that. :heart: To get the feeling of serendipity is definitely one of my favorite feelings.
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boyinthebubble101 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student
Making my friends happy. Anything really that'll make them laugh or smile. That and that alone is enough for me to be happy with myself.
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Warrennn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A pair of German Shepard puppies tripping over each other to give you kisses =w= that's a happy place for me.
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imke14 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cuddling with my oldest dog Max even though he may not want it.
Taking care of Pacman. (a horse I'm looking after)
Having a joke with my family or even just sitting on the cough, watching tv.
Saying hello to people on the street and getting a smile or hello back.
Smiling people in general.
and most importantly...
When people stop to let me cross the road on a cold or rainy day.
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:iconmockingcrow:
MockingCrow Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just talking to my friends at all. I like visiting them too, and making them happy.
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:iconimstary:
imstary Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Cuddling on the couch with my cats and watching old movies. I am such a loner, haha
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Lanaluu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gawf... sounds like me all the time.

Happy place is playing AC.................and drawing something that actually looks good. :iconpapmingplz:
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decapiteight Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I like to be able to hang out with my friends and generally fuck around and stuff with them. And make them happy, cause they make me happy, too. I also have two little sisters I don't see often, but I love hanging out with them, even if I don't speak baby.

And then there's of course getting happy surprises in christmas calendars ad whatnot. <:
And art, but it's sort of bittersweet sometimes. xD;

Thanks for making /me/ look a bit at the brightside too, now, btw. <3
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Chocolatewoosh Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Talking to my best friend. We met online, she lives in Scotland and I live in Canada, but despite that we're still best friends, and plan on meeting someday. Talking to her makes me the happiest I've ever been! Drawing with her on iScribble really makes me happy too, since we always have so much fun, haha. uvu~

And whenever I'm upset, watching Pewidie, Cry, and GameGrumps on Youtube always give me a good laugh. c:

I really hope you feel better soon. D:
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Weerwoefski Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I look at videos of crying people. Like this!

Either that or I go sit on a comfy chair, take a small snack and look outside for a few minutes and then go do my fucking work so I don't have to feel bad anymore about not doing it.
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LuxuryCat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ffffffff, du må komme til Oslo så vi kan møtes snart din sopp! Det er en pokkers julewalk på lørdag
kl. fem, og jeg synes at du skal komme deg ut av dit hus, og komme dit så jeg kan gi deg en klem >A<

Ellers... hmm... om du har headset og slikt, så kan vi jo alltids snakke på skype, da er det jo nesten som å møtes? ;u;
Se på en serie hvor det er en karakter du liker, hvor hver gang han/hun gjør ett eller annet, begynner du å le eller
squeele fordi det er amazing o3o Danseeeeeeee. Putte på høy musikk and just go crazeeeeh.
Planlegge EF? Vanligvis blir jeg super gira av det XD

Ellers.... du må komme deg ut å møte folk, og få nok søvn. For lite søvn kan gå uttover humøret ditt og gjøre deg giddalaus. Så prøv å få nok søvn, okay? ;u; *huggles*
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Dovre Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
uuuh utrolig leit å høre ;_; sosial angst er grusomt, min begynner å bli litt bedre da men still
gir deg en stor virtuell klem fordi babbu.

men hmmm glade ting glade ting...... unnskyld men jeg har utrolig dumme ting som gjør meg glad hahah

Doctor Who - fordi det minner meg om koselige juletider og det var pga den jeg ble sånn ordentlig kjent med bffen min vari og uh... den hjalp meg å møte venner på den nye skolen min.
Den-webcomicen-som-ikke-nevnes - fordi jeg har møtt så utrolig mange gode venner gjennom den og blitt bedre kjent med andre som jeg mistet kontakt med ;w; og den ga meg mer selvtillit for en eller annenn grunn og nå tør jeg satse mer på cosplay og lager faktisk bedre kostymer... nei vet ikke den bare gjør meg utrolig glad aaaaaah.
Lukten av regn på tørr sommerasfalt - vet ikke en gang hvorfor
Supernatural og Misfits - fordi de holdt meg opptatt etter at faren min døde i sommer
Gamecube spill - de minner meg om da jeg var yngre sob
Fluffy katter - k-kawaii
J-fash - fordi det er en stor interesse for meg og idk blir bare sånn yay av det
Når folk faktisk refererer til meg eller sier at ting minner dem om meg - da blir jeg helt hadjhdj jfkjf folk husker meg herreguuud
Spyro - det var p much meg og pappas ting så kan liksom huske han av det,,,,, minner meg også en del om da jeg var yngre :''')

ok resten bare ramser jeg: portal (2), spill generelt egentlig, lukten av bøker, sjokolade, sJOKOLADEEEE, kjeks, brownies, herregud mat, gamle folkesanger, mytologi, filmer, nostalgi, historie, god kamerabruk, triste filmer faktisk,,,,, vet ikke mann lykke er merkelig how does it even work

og duuuuuu jeg kjøpte et sånt assassin's creed spill i fjor men gadd liksom aldri spille det men skal prøve å få gjort det nå, bare pga deg :I
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Fellefan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
drawing makes me happy! as well as watching smosh/other stuff on youtube! that's me happy place.. <3
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SqueegyButt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Cold days with a blanket and book :D
Snuggles in bed with my boyfriend, who is the only person I have on this side of the country. Without him around I turn into an emotional wreck. Just studying his features calms me down (Sounds so weird omg)
Being up high, whilst listening to music and just watching the world fly by!
MY PETS <3 Possibly the best thing to make me happy. Honestly if you dont already have an animal and you have developed anxiety, get an animal! They have been proven to help depressed or anxious patients in hospitals and it really does work :)
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Felidire Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, that sucks... *hug*

...shiet, I can't think of anything in particular that makes me happy, because i'm always happy, all the time, and there's nothing in the world with a good enough excuse to get me feeling down.

It's always the little things in life that makes me feel happier-than-happy, though. x3

Like drugs. :I
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Fawkes-Winchester Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Also, I don't want to sound patronizing or anything, but I know dem feels cuz I have something close to that myself, if not almost the same so I know at the very least some semblance of what you're going through, things do get better. It was worse before, I always thought my friends were mocking me behind my back, and if it was a really bad day, I'd assume so about my family too. I actually think I contemplated suicide once, but I never went through with it. Life is tough but from time to time, she does give you a break :'3

Hvis eg møte deg en gang på et norsk con, ska eg gi deg en bjørneklem :3
psst, kom te Metrocon i Oktober i år ;3
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Nekoshiba Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I have the "problem" that I don't have any friends. But when people come and are all like "hey we're friends" and it turns out I have quite a few I'm like "shhh no. you're not... you're not." I'm rejecting every living creature in my life, they are kind and sweet and supportive and I'm just like "noooogetaway"

Jeg kan ikke komme på metrocon >:I det er jo i stavanger! LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGT unna.
Kom på desucon istedet ;D


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Fawkes-Winchester Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I know that problem, it stops or hinders most meaningful relationships(non romantic) from being built between people but if you knew what was going through their head, you know they mean it <3
it's just tough to believe sometimes the inner retard in everyone asks why anyone would wanna be friends with them, it isn't always someone has an answer for that, I know I don't.

Eg har vært på desu 2 år på rad O:
E ikkje så glad i de folka der meeeen hvis eg har penger og ingen andre cons eg ska te så kan eg dukke opp kanskje :3
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Fawkes-Winchester Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
When I manage to get someone to laugh or when I'm invited by friends for stuff~
Also, music makes me feel wonderful: [link]
Hope ya like hip hop music...good hip hop music, not that crap MTV tosses at you on occasion.
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KYMSnowman Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Pretty much this: [link] (shameless self-promotion)
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nniikaa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The little things are important for me since i suffer depressions, anxiety, anorexia (almost gone though), angst, angst/panicattacks, selfharming, bipolar etc etc.
Bubbles, soapbubbles. I don't know why they make me happy, but they do. They're really pretty too.
Coffee, makes me warm, filled with energy, warming my otherwise all-time-cold hands.
My bed, sadly, since I use it to escape from my misery by sleeping.
My blankets and comforters, keeping me warm, since I can't seem to do that myself.
Hugs, best thing ever. Simply. To give or to get.
Talking with the ones I love, caring for them, them caring for me. Feeling less alone.
Art, escaping my world into another world which I decide everything about.
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Mechanical8Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i have a blankey (yes blankey) that my grandma made me when i was just a wee little girl, i'm currently in my 2nd year of college and I still snuggle with it when I feel depressed, sad, fustrated, need something to cry in. It just makes me feel safe and secure.

I also have a stuffed unicorn plushy my mother gave me for valentines day a few years ago that is always on my bed.

fluffy blankets, wrapped all around me, soft and fluffeh <3 calming music too. I just find soft and familiar things that are meaningful to me to be the best comforting stuff

finals this week and i just totally broke down. blankey to the face for the win P:
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Anime-The-Dino Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get anxiety all the time and I also have depression over that. I don't take meds at all because I don't want to change me. I get through my day by just picturing different places. Three of them mainly. One, in a cozy house. Two, in a forest.
Or the place that I like to picture myself in the most is a valley or a flat lands with small rolling hills that has long grass so the wind can make waves in the grass. Nearby is a small river or sometimes a lake that just flows happily and peacefully without a care in the world or have any stop to it. Normally I picture myself sitting underneath a giant tree. It's either a weeping willow or a very old oak tree with some roots that grew up to the surface but went back down into the earth. I usually stay there for as long as I can just watching the wind over the hills or listening to the babbling brook. Sometimes I watch the clouds if I'm having a stressful day.

I have a vivid imagination so when I describe it it kind of sounds like I'm crazy ^^;
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Dhavita Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student
A hot cup of tea and a good book, snuggled up in my robe or blankets. A nice long conversation with a trusted friend and a shoulder to lean on. Lush, verdant environments, real or painted (think Miyazaki's Arrietty or Princess Mononoke :heart: ) Adorable, miniature things. ^.^

And now because stamps don't seem to work in comments.. <3
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LemonPurple Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
there is quite a lot of things that make me happy but only a few really reach deep and make me crazy happy. things that make me happy include: Drawing (of course), Cats, Dancing (hip hop preferred), Disneyland, and Tim Burton. :) i know some things are a little strange but, hey thats me :)
but these small things in life that make one person smile can really change someones look upon a day. when a big, overpowering issue or problem comes up sometimes the buildup of small things that make you happy can overpower the problem and make you feel a lot better. :) so when those happy moment come along, savor them and make them last. even thinking about them or revsiting the moment could bring the happiness back
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