Gratitude Discussion Group

Posted by Debbra, Volunteer Mentor @debbraw, Nov 24, 2018

Hi everyone! Just before Thanksgiving @michellegraffradford posted a blog called Gratitude Changes Everything. She suggested three techniques to help incorporate gratitude into our daily lives:

  • Start the Day with Gratitude (before getting up think of three people you are grateful for)
  • Maintain a Gratitude Journal to record times when you are grateful
  • Count Blessings – not sheep! (Review the day and remember moments of gratitude)

Her blogpost was so inspiring that a lot of us decided we wanted to form a Gratitude Group to keep the attitude of gratitude going. The blogpost area is not an ideal space for a big discussion group so I am moving the discussion over here to the “Just Want to Talk” Group. Let’s use this space to share and discuss our Gratitude Journey. I’m going to suggest that we each try to take a minute from the day and post here what has made us feel thankful today. It can be as small as a stranger’s smile on the bus or as large as fulfilling a major life dream – or anywhere in between. We can also discuss how we are doing with the three techniques. Sometimes it is easier to form new habits with support from others.

Michelle’s full blogpost is at the link below. You may want to review it or print it out to help get started!
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/living-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-mci/newsfeed/gratitude-changes-everything/

I look forward to hearing from others in the Gratitude Group and to having others join us here! Thanks to those who already shared great stories. If you haven’t yet, what gratitude will you share today?!

I taught a neighbor how to text. Grateful I could do so. Her children and grandchildren are too. Must admit I feel good about being able to help in a small and big way too.
CT scan today.

@parus

I taught a neighbor how to text. Grateful I could do so. Her children and grandchildren are too. Must admit I feel good about being able to help in a small and big way too.
CT scan today.

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I hope that your CT scan will help your doctors to understand your pain problems, @parus

@hopeful33250

@hopeful33250 ☺️ Thank you

@parus

I taught a neighbor how to text. Grateful I could do so. Her children and grandchildren are too. Must admit I feel good about being able to help in a small and big way too.
CT scan today.

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@parus– I agree with @hopeful33250 and wish for you some sort of answers to your pain.

@parus

I taught a neighbor how to text. Grateful I could do so. Her children and grandchildren are too. Must admit I feel good about being able to help in a small and big way too.
CT scan today.

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@parus That was a nice jesture to help her Good luck on yoir scan today.Thrusday I go for a massage then treatment on my sciatica ,cant wait

Today I'm grateful for my nutcracker to open my Coke bottles.

@merpreb

@parus– I agree with @hopeful33250 and wish for you some sort of answers to your pain.

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@merpreb Thanks. Hoping the same. Happy Spring.

Today I am grateful for the liquid sunshine that is heralding the first day of Spring! I am disappointed that the clouds may still be covering the sky so I won't be able to see the official supermoon tonight. But I was able to see the moon setting this morning at 4:30. Does that count? I am also grateful for the energy that the cats show from time to time, reminding me that yes I need to get off the couch and move too.
Ginger

Today Im grateful I could walk 1/2 block without pain Tonight I will be up on the roof looking at the moon if its not cloud covered Happy Spring to us all ,new beginnings yea

@parus

@merpreb Thanks. Hoping the same. Happy Spring.

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@parus

@parus How was the CT scan?

@gingerw

Today I am grateful for the liquid sunshine that is heralding the first day of Spring! I am disappointed that the clouds may still be covering the sky so I won't be able to see the official supermoon tonight. But I was able to see the moon setting this morning at 4:30. Does that count? I am also grateful for the energy that the cats show from time to time, reminding me that yes I need to get off the couch and move too.
Ginger

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@gingerw Love “liquid sunshine!” Maybe some of grass will turn green. But today I felt well enough to go out and run errands with my husband and we didn’t even wear our coats! 48* and sunshine means it’s hot. So grateful to feel better and to have the sun!

@becsbuddy Glad you feel better breath that fresh air

@hopeful33250 Last cojple of days my b.p. has been really high diastolic in 90,s todsy its back to normal almost 138/74 so must be doing leg ,ear exercises right

Grateful that we have learned of two visits we look forward to. Step-daughter Kim and her husband are coming for a weekend in April, and my sister Kim and niece Lauren are coming in May. Can't wait to have people we love here!

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