Cheering Up

Eddie, the Flamingo -  I thought this was four feet tall until I took it out of my closet. It's around two feet tall. I brought it over to my parent's house so when my dad came home it might make him smile.
@AmbiePam (49059)
United States
December 9, 2010 4:24am CST
How do you cheer people up? I guess it depends on what is going on with them. My dad came home from this hospital, and I wanted to make their house a litle more "Christmas" like. So I took over some of my own decorations, and that includes the Christmas flamingo I mentioned in a prior discussion. I've attached a photo of it.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
9 Dec 10
You will have to let us know if that helped cheer him up...I know it would make me smile. I guess it depends on why they need cheering up...if there is anything I can do to help I guess that's what I do....pamper them a bit...things like that!
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@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
9 Dec 10
A good raconteur is probably my strongest suit in this regard. I have observed that quite a few people like it when I refrain from talks related to them, and quite a lot people like it when I avoid conceit, so the best thing would be to talk something impersonal yet entertaining so that the purpose of a delightful conversation gets served convincingly. But of course if the person is bogged down and needs to open up to someone, then the best thing would be to shut up and listen, then offer some legitimate solace soon. Not much choice there for action.
@Xbase3 (8)
9 Dec 10
Hey how about changing some things at your house, it brings excitement. if u cannot add things u can move them. If possible repaint some walls, get some new pictures on the walls. And for your dad , try making him his favorite dish, give him a hug and simply say 'i missed you' that would be the greatest gift.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
9 Dec 10
This can't help but cheer him up. Remember to take your positive energy into the home and to spend time just listening to him. When you are very ill it is very hard to keep trying to cheer your loved ones up and sometimes if someone will just sit with you in quite time, maybe a back rub or just hold a hand and have no requirement that you the patient respond, helps a lot.
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
18 Dec 10
Well Ambie I send Gissi to them
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@AmbiePam (49059)
• United States
20 Dec 10
I can understand that!
@Kapoios1 (84)
• Greece
9 Dec 10
I usually tell them jokes. This always works.
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@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
sometimes jokes is working in the situation but be careful might be next will be not necessary the joke LOL... see you around
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
14 Dec 10
that's a good idea to cheer people up, decorate their homes I am no good at telling jokes, I'd rather play music or cook special for them if they like browsing, I can make videos for them gifts sure can cheer people up, just need to know what gifts they want and if I can make them myself
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
10 Dec 10
It seems to me like you're doing a good job of cheering your parents up. At least, I hope you are. Like you said, it might depend on what's going on with the person. The best thing I can suggest is just try to be in an upbeat mood for them. I know it's hard considering the circumstances, though. I'm sure it will take time. I think it's nice that you are loaning them some of your decorations.
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• United States
9 Dec 10
The flamingo is such a sweet looking gesture, I am sure it will put a smile on your dad's face. I remember from your discussions about your concerns and worries with regards to your daddy. I know that although he is not so cheery that he sure is feeling fuzzy and warm, to know that he has done such a great job in raising his AmbiePam, as truly your caring nature glows. This is what I like to best for people, is basically show them that I love them.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
9 Dec 10
To cheer people up, I usually tell funny stories..."Do you remember when..." Your decorating was a wonderful cheer-me-up. When will you find out the results? Hope your Dad's feeling better and your Mom's hanging in there. Keep the faith, AmbiePam!
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@megamatt (14331)
• United States
9 Dec 10
I really try and get them to think of the positive things in life. Downplaying the negativity a little bit can go a long way in cheering up a person. Granted, there are some people that are so down, that it might take a while to get them to forget of the negativity. Still it is going to be something that is going to take some time to do to say the least but positivity goes a long way.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Dec 10
Cool I do hope he enjoys
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
9 Dec 10
I remember you talking about the Christmas Flamingo.You are a wonderful daughter and a great human being. He is probably just happy that things went well. What a wonderful Christmas it will be for you all to have your Dad well, please God. Many blessings to you all and I hope that you have the happiest Christmas ever. He must be so proud of you, Many blessings
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• United States
9 Dec 10
Nice of you to even think about decorating for them & cute flamingo! I know my hubby would love it he keeps telling me we need some pink flamingo lawn decorations & all I do is roll my eyes @ him. Glad your Dad is out of the hospital, that's one step in the right direction tward recovery.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Dec 10
I bet just getting home cheered your dad up alot. I hope it did anyway. U are very sweet to try to cheer him up. I hope your dad improves, Ambie. God bless u all.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
Yeah it depends on many situation and person to cheer up, sometimes by joking them is enough, but sometimes we need to know the situation in order no hazzle at all.. Cheering up is good like what you did to your father it is deserve and the most is you are the one who made it... see you around
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