If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap!)

@SaintAnne (5453)
United States
November 12, 2008 11:58pm CST
When was the last time you clapped your hands because you were happy or excited and not just for the sake of clapping.
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@drannhh (15237)
• United States
13 Nov 08
The last time I clapped my hands it was to kill a bug....heh, heh, sorry, I couldn't resist. I like to jump when I am happy. It is a good thing we have a rebounder/mini-trampoline. While you are happily clapping your hands I will jump for joy
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
It's okay, drannhh. I am one to kill bugs too. Boyfriend likes to take them outside and set them free. I don't think I've ever been in a trampoline. I'd like to try one. I remember your mini-trampoline. Which is more exhausting though? Clapping hands or jumping? Either way it doesn't really matter because the reason we're doing them is a good one.
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@drannhh (15237)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Both are exhilarating, I think, at least for a while. Ii'll go see if I can still clap and jump at the same time...yeppers, I'm back. But it is 2am here and we have neighbors through the wall, so I'd better not do that too much. They might be sleeping.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
You're going all out here, drannhh. Both? That's like a jumping jack! Better not wake up your neighbors. Hope you had a good night's sleep.
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@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 08
That would be yesterday. That was the last time I clapped my hand when my 1+ year old son pointed to the kangaroo when I asked him to show me which animal is the kangaroo in his little book. So, that were many claps of pure excitement and not just for the sake of clapping. For a toddler who have just started to differentiate animals, shapes, people, etc to show his progress is such a big fun for the parents and I am having that fun moment now, watching my son grows up. I have been clapping a lot this past one year or so. I clapped when he made his first smile, first laugh, first word, took his first steps, and many more first that he have achieved this far. I guess I will be clapping for many more years to come and I am really looking forward to clapping for those great moments in my life. By the way, I did clap for another thing as well yesterday. That was when we managed to grab some free seats on AirAsia to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta and then Jakarta to Surabaya and back to Jakarta and finally back to Kuala Lumpur. We would be doing that in September next year. It was a big clapping moment for all of us when we got that. Cheers!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Congratulations, Beruang! I do hope and know you'll be clapping for many more years to come when your son grows up. I always enjoy reading stories about kids' firsts. It's just way too cute and promising! Enjoy your air travel next year. Thanks and take care.
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@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
21 Nov 08
Thanks for the best response and have a nice weekend! Cheers!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
21 Nov 08
Clap clap!
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Hi SaintAnne! I got so excited last Tuesday when I conducted a writing workshop to a bunch of students for our school paper..I clapped my hands because I was so excited and happy about the ideas their dormant minds ever created out of the given activity..hehehe!
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Well, that's what you're there for, mjmlagat, to turn the dormant into very active and explosive!!! Keep conducting those workshops. You should clap for what you're doing and achieving as well. I always enjoyed writing for our high school paper. Thanks!
@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
13 Nov 08
Actually yesterday, lol. Its funny though but its true, when the payment of mylot hit my account yesterday, I was clapping my hand and giving my husband a high five, lol. I don't know, but its my first ever payment from here and I feel so happy about it. And the other time is when playing bowling and got strike, lol. Have a nice day, Anne.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Congratulations on your first payout, CJay. It is exciting!!! I also enjoy the high fives. And I would clap just as long as I knock down a few of those pins when bowling, how much more a strike? Thanks, CJay!
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@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
13 Nov 08
Only recently when I was playing with my neice and won a mock game of scratching and clapped over the victory. It was obviously feigning. She is a 5 year old kid!
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
What's the game of scratching? I was just telling glords that I'm 28 and I still clap when I get happy or am laughing too loud and I get excited. I guess I will always be that 5 year old kid. Hey, you can add this to my list of what I did lately that's being a child at heart. Thanks, mou. You feeling much, much better now?
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
13 Nov 08
We kind of tickle and scratch each other on losing on some weird general knowledge question. This is gerat fun! And I am sure you are a5 year old kid and all your posts reflect that. O ma feeling muich better today. Happy mylotting.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
LOL. Maybe I should play this game with Boyfriend. Thanks for the idea, Mou.
• United States
14 Nov 08
I am not inclined to clap my hands much. I tend to jump up and down when I get excited. Probably the last time I was clapping my hands out of excitement was caught on film... I was VERY excited about the beautiful birthday cake with the glowing candles sitting in front of me!
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
14 Nov 08
Jumping up and down or clapping your hands, it does not matter... pure excitement and happiness that makes you do this without even thinking about it is an experience every one should go through. Birthday cakes with glowing candles always bring out the little girl in me. Thanks, passingfancy and welcome to myLot!
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• United States
14 Nov 08
Thank you for the warm welcome SaintAnne... I feel like I have just been greeted by the welcoming committee... where are the cookies and lemonade??? Hahahaha! Actually, I am just conducting an experiment here. So far it looks like I am only being credited for one response and one comment per discussion. I won't know if I get credit for this comment until after I post it of course, but I do not think I will, since I already commented up above.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I'm not sure about the comments after one's responses. Sometimes they get credited, sometimes they don't. But your post number will go up once you respond. And I think they also give you one post number the first time someone responds to your discussion you started. But I really do not know how that all works. Sending you cyber cookies and lemonade from the cyber welcoming committee.
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@glords (2614)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I don't remember, but my son does it all the time. Its strange how natural it is to clap your hands, and yet as an adult it just never happens.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Then what does that say about me, glords? I'm 28 and I still tend to do this clapping thing whenever I get excited or hear something very funny.
@glords (2614)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I think it says you're young at heart... and you know what they say... as rich as you are its much better by far...To be young at heart...doot da doot da doot ( I love that song)
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
... here is the best part you have a head start if you are among the very young at heart... Oh Frankie! I love that song too, glords.
@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
13 Nov 08
Yesterday. :)
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
14 Nov 08
Now you're being mysterious on me, avidwhit. Now I'm the one who has to ask what happened yesterday.
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
16 Nov 08
Yikes this is to typo type mistakes with the same you. Pardon again?! Looks like must be the end to a reply I posted. I always finish with a :). Something of which the first half must have been lost in cyberspace. :)
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
17 Nov 08
It's gone forever now, in cyber heaven.
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@zhaychel (610)
• United Arab Emirates
14 Nov 08
Yesterday! When I learned that effective December 1, 2008. I'll be promoted into next level in Front Office Department! I am so excited and overwhelmed because at last after the long wait, the company's promise came to reality. I really liked my promotion because I think my hard work and the stress I got here would be worth the wait. Thanks Everyone! ^^,
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
14 Nov 08
Congratulations, zhaychel!!! Good luck in this new phase in life and may you have many more promotions! Thanks!
• United States
13 Nov 08
I hate clapping for the sake of being polite time after time. Uh. I remember singing that song in Japanese in class, and it was really fun, in my freshman year. I can't remember, but it may have been when my friends had just told me something... good news I guess.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I always like to hear songs sung in different languages. We did sing this song too in Filipino as well as our own dialect. Good news is something worth clapping for. Thanks, wunovakind.
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@meticulo (1286)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Oh I didn't realized I wasn't actually clapping my hands for a long time. I remembered I thought the last time I clapped my hands was when I was still active in our prayer meetings few years ago. Imagined that? We were singing and so jolly that we were clapping our hands and stumping our feet. Now I haven't done it again. But thanks for reminding me, I will clap my hands right now. lol. yehhheeyy!
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I am glad to be of service to you, meticulo. I hope you get that moment back where you get to clap your hands and stomp your feet. Take care.
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@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
13 Nov 08
At my son's school heritage festival held last Friday. Their 1st grade class performed two songs and I was so proud of him and their class.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I can just imagine you, the proud parent that you are, clapping and giving them a standing O. May you have many more of these moments, maddysmommy.
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@underdogtoo (9589)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
I have many reasons to be happy and I am happy for those reasons. One of the reasons is that I have stopped thinking of those reasons to be unhappy. Cheers!!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
That sure is a good reason to be happy, underdogtoo. Hope you think of some more reasons to be happy. Cheers!
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@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
13 Nov 08
Hi there Saint Anne. I haven't clapped in a while now (i believe the last time was when i was at the cinema watching Wall_E movie. I have been happy often since then, but i just have not clapped my hands about it ^_^.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Hello Dolly!!! Get it? I very much enjoyed Wall_E but Finding Nemo is still my favorite. I just adore Pixar movies, let's just say that. Just as long as you're keeping yourself happy, elitess. You can show it another way like drannhh does. She jumps for joy in her mini-trampoline while I clap my hands. Thanks!
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@Daffodil20 (1754)
• India
13 Nov 08
Yesterday I did just that. I was watching The Bean Movie and couldn't help laughing hopelessly and was clapping my hands too for the one and only Rowan Atkinson. He does almost always succeed in making me happy.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I enjoy Rowan Atkinson. I used to watch Mr. Bean when I was younger with my dad. Just one look at him, you just have to smile. And in your case, clap!!! Thanks, daffodil and may you have many more of these clapping moments.
@bhanusb (5710)
• India
13 Nov 08
Yes I clapp whrn I enjoy something. Last I clapped few days ago when India won cricked test series against Australia.I was watching the last day's game in TV.When India won I was so happy that I clapped for few minutes. I'm a great fan of Indian cricket team.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Well, we have sports fan, a loyal Indian team cricket fan. Congratulations! Your team won. I rarely watch sports anymore but I used to root for this local basketball player in the Philippines and I was always elated when his team won and would get very upset when they lose. Thanks, bhanusb and celebrate good times, come on!!!