It's MMMMonday! Each Monday, we bring you special, maintainer-curated content intended to enrich your VP experience. Please note that you can find past MMMMonday posts using the "mmmmonday" tag.
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I wanted to come up with a light-hearted MMMMonday post for all of you, because I think many of us could use a lift right now. And then I realized it might work better if I crowd-sourced it. So, I'd like to know: what has lifted you up recently? What gives you hope? What's your go-to happy place? Is there something that never fails to at least make you smile? You can answer in the comments and leave links, quotes, images, anything you think might lend readers a little bit of brightness, warmth, silliness, hope, faith in humanity...whatever you want as long as it's in keeping with VP's goals/safe space. :)
In order to get the ball rolling, here's a link to cartoon that gave me a little warm-fuzzies smile:
come into this pillow fort, via happythings.tumblr.com
(Cartoon ghosties with text: "Calm down, friend. I made you some bagel bites. Come into this pillow fort. Everybody loves you very much. We are very proud of you.)
And also, that Fred Rogers quote that has been making the rounds: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." To this day, especially in times of "disaster," I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers -- so many caring people in this world." - Fred Rogers
Peace and love to all. <3