If The World Feels Like A Terrible Place, Here Are 130 Of The Most Wholesome Things People Shared Online To Make Each Other’s Day (New Pics)

With autumn blues slowly creeping into our cooling homes and days getting shorter, it’s easy to feel a little down. You may feel a little more sensitive, irritated or generally dissatisfied with the world around you.

And it’s understandable. With the cost-of-living crisis, gloomy post-pandemic reality, Russia’s war on Ukraine, barely affordable housing and ever growing inflation, few things make us joyful these days. And since bad news has penetrated all layers of media, we prepared you a heartwarming antidote – Bored Panda’s compilation of strictly wholesome and feel-good stories, pictures and events that people shared online.

After you’re done, be sure to check out our previous positivity-induced features here, here and here and don’t forget to share them with others in need of a little pat on the back!

#1 Before And After Beating Cancer. 2019 - 2020 - 2021

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#2 Boy Reunited With His Cat He Had Lost While Crossing The Polish - Ukrainian Border

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#3 It May Not Seem Like Much, But After Two Years Of Struggling, My Fridge Is Finally Full Tonight

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#4 This Guy Managed To Photobomb His Girlfriend For A Whole Month, By Taking Engagement Ring Pictures Without Her Having Any Idea About It

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#5 I Saw This Man And His Dog Whilst I Was Crossing A Bridge In Prague. It Was -4°C Out And He Used His Only Blanket To Wrap Up The Dog. A True Act Of Love

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#6 Someone At The Purrfect Day Cat Cafe In Louisville, KY Filling Out The Paperwork To Take This Kitty Home

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#7 I’ve Been Traveling Through The 50 States In Memory Of My Best Friend. Today I Visited Alaska, Completing My Journey

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#8 It Has Been Amazing To See How AIDS Has Been Controlled, Definitely A Win For Humanity

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#9 Good To Be Open

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#10 The Famous Actor Met A Young Couple In A Hotel Bar In Northamptonshire. They Invited Him To The Wedding, And Keanu Reeves Could Not Refuse

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#11 After A Five-Year Wait And Three Attempts, I Finally Got Gay Married To My Gay Husband

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#12 My Little Cousin Did His Last Chemo Treatment And Is Now Cancer Free. It's Been A Long Battle But Look At That Smile. That's My Hero

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#13 We Just Delivered $9,000 In Children's Food In Ukraine

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#14 Paul Rudd Being Friendly With A Fan

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#15 This Soldier's Body Armor Has Additional Protection. In Addition To The Armor Plates, There Is A Drawing Made By His Daughter To "Protect Dad From The Evil Russians"

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#16 Nice Employee

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#17 Ladies And Gents Out On The Beach

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#18 U Of U Burn Unit Putting On A "Party" For One Of The Little Kids In Their Care

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#19 A Kindergarten Classroom At Gatewood Elementary School In Minnesota Was Learning About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A Teacher Captured This Precious Moment

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#20 My Sister's Husband Stepped Away From Her During Their Wedding Ceremony To Say Some Vows To Her Girls

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#21 They Are Just So Cute

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#22 In The Men's Locker Room At My Gym

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#23 He Used To Be In A Coma, I Used To Be A Fat Guy. Now We're Both Recovering

My son is recovering from a brain injury.  We have a deal now...if he's standing, I'm running.  He's up to 90 minutes and I'm down 70 lbs.

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#24 My Teacher Tried To Draw My Doodles When He Graded My Quiz

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#25 Sofía Jirau, The First Victoria's Secret Model With Down Syndrome, Says She's Dreamed About A Career In Fashion Since She Was A Little Girl

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#26 Today I Reached The Mountain Top As A Single Dad

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#27 The Owners Asked To Superimpose The Image Of Timber, Their Recently Departed Dog, Into The Photo As They Spread His Ashes Into A Pond. This Is The Result

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#28 I Cleaned My Depression Closet

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#29 Found This From My Husband In My Car On The Way To A Big Interview Yesterday

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#30 11 Signs You're The Favorite Child

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#31 This Ambulance Has Stork Decals, One For Each Of The Babies Born In The Back

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#32 I Went To A Community BBQ Tonight And Sat By Myself. A Few Minutes Later This Kid Came And Sat Down Across From Me. He Shyly Asked, "Sir, Do Know How To Play Magic?"

I told him that I'd played as a teen. He pulled out two decks and challenged me. How could I say no? It made my night.

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#33 My Dad Lost His Job During Covid. He Drove School Bus. He Recently Got His Old Job Back And Stopped Driving. A Boy From His Bus Stopped By The Other Day Just To “Talk Birds”

They connected on his bus route talking about birds.

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#34 Did I Buy My Grandma And Her Senior Corgi A Utility Cart To Keep On Doing What They Love On Our Farm? You Betcha

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#35 A Living Legend

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#36 Such A Wholesome Moment

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#37 Say Hello To Arnold Schwarzenegger's Puppy Schnitzel

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#38 My Wife Before And After Saying "I Love You"

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#39 I Don't Have Anyone To Celebrate With But I'm 8-Years Clean Of Heroin Today. Yay Me

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#40 Discovered A Brain Tumor Last Month, And Named It Johnny Silverhand. Successfully Cut Out Two Weeks Ago

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#41 My City Has Begun To Change Any Russian-Related Public Road Names To Reference Ukraine Instead

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#42 A Portrait To Commemorate My Best Friend Arden, Who Passed Away Earlier This Year After A Long And Adventure-Filled Life

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#43 I Use My Bike To Deliver Medicine And Food During The War In Ukraine

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#44 Our Family Doesn’t Qualify For Food Stamps, But Every Week I Am Very Grateful That Our Community Offers Such A Wonderful Food Bank To Anyone Who Needs Help

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#45 My Dad Was Admitted To The Hospital Right Before Christmas. We Didn't Know If He Would Make It Home At All. This Is My Parents Slow Dancing To "I'll Be Home For Christmas"

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#46 Smooth

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#47 A Photograph Of Humanity. "I'm A Russian But I'm Sorry"

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#48 Before I Met My BF, He Hated Small Dogs, And My Dog, Maisie, Was Terrified Of Men. This Picture Was Taken Two Weeks After They Met

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#49 A Single Dad Adopted An 11-Year-Old Teen After His Adoptive Family Dropped Him Off At The Hospital And Never Came Back

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#50 Father And Son Looking And "Father And Son" Mural I Painted Of Them In West Allis WI

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#51 Every Year This Goose Builds Her Nest Atop A Giant Wood Chip Pile At Our University Power Plant. The Guys Do A Great Job Of Carving Away The Pile Without Endangering Her Or The Eggs

And then the waiting begins.

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#52 The Speed Camera Lottery In Stockholm, Sweden. Drive At Or Under The Speed Limit And You'll Be Entered Into A Lottery Where The Prize Fund Comes From The Fines Speeders Pay

The average speed was reduced from 32 km/h to 25 km/h (a reduction of 22%).

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#53 My Wife And I Put Up Our Own Candidate This Year

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#54 My Brother Went On A Date With His Little Girlfriend And He Is So In Love

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#55 I Put A Log In The Pond Behind My House And I Think It Worked

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#56 My Husband Was So Excited About His Custom Card

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#57 Got Married To My Favorite Weirdo Yesterday

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#58 To Promote NASA’s Artemis Program I Regularly Set Up My Telescope On Busy Street Corners To Show Passerby The Moon

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#59 Moved To Japan, Met My Neighbor

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#60 City Roads Crew Saw This Little Boy Sitting Outside With His Grandmother Wearing His Reflective Vest, And Watching Them Work. They Asked Him If He Wanted To Help

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#61 I Was Assaulted Last May And Attempted To Take My Life In November After Losing A Close Friend. A Few Weeks Ago I Took Senior Pictures With My PTSD Service Dog In Training

I didn’t think I’d make it this far

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#62 1001 Days Sober. 4-digit Club. Was An IV Drug User For 10+ Years

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#63 Blursed Street Art

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#64 My Daughter Was Born With A Terrible Lung Disease And Was On Life Support For Her First Four Days On This Earth. Before vs. After

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#65 People Protesting In St. Petersburg, Russia. The Placards Read “You Are A Bloody Dictator, Not A Freedom Fighter” And “No War”

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#66 We Upgraded Our Dog's Bed Area And Gave Him His Own Cozy Corner

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#67 A Picture I Made For My Wife To Celebrate 10 Years Of Marriage

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#68 My Daughter Drew A Picture Of Me When She Was 2 Years Old. 7 Years Later And It’s On Me Forever

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#69 My Wife Gave Me The Best Christmas Gift Ever

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#70 Got My Piece Of Shot Down Russian Plane Today After Donating To 'Drones For Ukraine' Fund

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#71 Sometimes It’s Ok To Slow Down

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#72 My Dad Has ALS And Was Unable To Climb The Steps At Rock Eagle. Thanks To My Husband, He Made It To The Top With Us

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#73 Friendly Neighborhood Sniperman

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#74 My Tiny Italian Landlord Strikes Again

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#75 Approximately 665 Lbs Of Aluminum Cans Collected From A Music Festival

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#76 The Housekeeper Deserve A Raise, They Must Love Their Job

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#77 I’m Finishing Up My Bachelor’s And My Little 9-Year-Old Brother Wrote Me This Note

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#78 My Son’s Reaction When He First Saw His Girlfriend Come Down The Stairs To Go To The Senior Prom

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#79 I Was Worried That My Girlfriend Wouldn't Like The Snakes I'm Looking After. Then She Sends Me This While I'm At Work

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#80 Wife Did That To My T-Shirt Without Asking. Now It’s My Favorite Shirt

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#81 If You’re In Hawaii, Support This Restaurant

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#82 Ukrainer

Traditional german pastry "Berliner" was renamed to "Ukrainer" (Ukrainers) and colored in blue and yellow. the text says: with every "Ukrainer" sold, 1 EUR will be spent on Ukrainian emergency aid. 

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#83 I Turned A Bunch Of Wood Sticks Into A Meter Long Flying Dutchman Ship

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#84 She Hugs Literally Every Dog She Sees

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#85 Bob Ross's Son Steve, Painting A Mountain At The Clinic

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#86 After Three Long Years, I'm Happy To Announce That I Will Be Exhibiting My Works To The Public Again

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#87 Tony Being Tony

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#88 Growing Back After Chemo

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#89 Happy Birthday To Chef's Son

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#90 I Painted My Neighbor's Cat With Her Ashes

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#91 This Is My Uncle David, Who Died 22 Years Ago, Holding His Daughter (My Cousin). Shortly After His Death, My Husband And I Adopted Her, And My Cousin Became My Daughter

We love her very much and join her in celebrating her biological father's life on this day. This is one of the few photographs she has with him, and she cherishes it. She keeps it on her desk year-round, but she has been carrying it with her from room to room today.

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#92 I Completed The LEGO Colosseum. One Of The Biggest LEGO Set I've Done

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#93 Nap Time. My 1-Month-Old Daughter Kept My Wife Up All Night. They Finally Napped Together Today And Fell Asleep In The Same Position

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#94 I Don't Have Anyone To Celebrate With But I'm Officially An American Citizen

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#95 Mailman Gifted My Grandma This, So She Wouldn’t Get Anymore Paper Cuts

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#96 Humans Helping Humans

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#97 A Photo That Definitely Makes Me Smile. My Dad Has Alzheimer's And Mum Is His Caregiver, 40+ Years Married

He finds it hard to communicate now but I managed to take this picture, a look that says 1000 words.

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#98 My Mom Threw Her Dog A Quinceanera

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#99 A Child Left This Note In A Hotel Room I Cleaned Today. Pretty Solid Advice

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#100 Trying To Recreate Grandma's Recipes

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#101 Just A Normal Act Of Kindness

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#102 My Work Leaves Out Cold Water And Cups For The Food Delivery Guys

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#103 Doesn't Hurt To Ask

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#104 Egyptian Food Truck Driver In The Bay Area

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#105 My Brother Had Only Just Met Him For The First Time Moments Before This Picture Was Taken

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#106 My Daughter Was Born On 2/22/2022 And I Couldn’t Be Happier

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#107 For Anyone Who Doubted If True Love Exists: A Guy Rooting Around In The Disgusting Brackish Water As He Searches For His Wife’s iPhone X Which Slipped Out Of Her Pocket

This happened beneath the Oakland ferry terminal.

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#108 Packed ED. Mom Said No Soda. Ran Up To This Woman And Said "Gramma Hold Me". She’s Never Met Him Before But Gramma Is A Universal Language

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#109 Finally Got My Childhood Dream Guitar. Worked Hard For It And Now I’m The Happiest Man Alive

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#110 Wife Knows I've Been Missing Golden Birthday Cake Oreos For 3 Years Since They've Been Discontinued. She Bought Golden And Birthday Cake Oreos And Switched The Creme

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#111 My Daughter Praises The Sunlight

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#112 After 9 Years, I Am Me

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#113 I'm Officially A Degree Holder Of Bachelor Of Laws. University Of Lviv, Ukraine

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#114 After Suffering From Depression For Years, I Finally Found The One Thing That Keeps Me Going: Bodybuilding

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#115 Found This Little Frog In My Apartment. He Was Dehydrated So I Got A Small Teaspoon And He Got Perfectly. After A Few Fruit Flies And Soaking Time He Was Ok And I Set It Free

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#116 My Second Attempt At A Button Up Shirt, And First Successful Wearable Garment

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#117 I Went Over To My In-Laws And Found That My Father-In-Law Created An Excel Spreadsheet Of The Teams, Tracks, And Champions Of The Last 30 Years

He recently started watching F1 because he knows I’ve been a fan my whole life.

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#118 A&w Just Released A Lidless Compostable Coffee Cup In Toronto

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#119 I Was Standing In The Kitchen Chatting With My Wife. In Walks, Our Little Girl, Looks At Me And Thinks It's A Good Idea To Stand There Exactly Like Dad. My Heart Was Melting

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#120 Food Is Allowed In The Library At My College

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#121 Local Mall Stopped Showing Ads On All Their Screens, Instead Showing Ukrainian Flag

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#122 I Made A Decision That Will Define My Life. I Will Not Study Political Science. I Will Study Fine Arts In Italy. I Will Follow My Dreams, No Matter How Unreachable They May Seem

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#123 My Local Library Being A Bro During A Heat Wave

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#124 That's Cute

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#125 7 Years Clean And Sober

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#126 My Flatmate Is In Quarantine, And I Bring Him Food. I Have Not Seen Him For 6 Days, But He Must Still Be Alive Because Afterwards, The Plates Are Always Empty

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#127 My Latest Glitchy Forest Painting

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#128 Daily Status Meeting With My Team

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#129 I’m A Master

Completed my bachelor's and master’s in 19 months with two young kids. Got pregnant and had a third during this time. While working full-time as an RN during a pandemic. My maternity leave is over today and I head back to work tomorrow. For clarification - the school, western governors university, is a self-paced, competency-based school. If you know the material, you can essentially “test out” a class. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t without effort - but focus, determination, and paying out of pocket by term, not credit, were big motivators. My BSN took 10 months, and MSN took nine.

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#130 My Very First Book Launch

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