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?!

@lioness

@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

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@lioness What are the ear and legs exercises!?

@becsbuddy Had to laugh at this as Ive had a sciatica problem Dr gave me leg exercises the ear Dr gave me ear exercises as Ive bern dizzy and a balance problem I told Theresa my B.P. had been high but is coming back down to normal guess you were out of it with the flu when talked about it

@karen00

@parus How was the CT scan?

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@karen00 The scan itself went smoothly. One area where technology has improved things. Meet back with ortho NP next week. tomorrow will be your big day. Keep us posted!!

@debbraw

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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@debbraw I am feeling the same. My daughter and her husband will arrive tonight and be visiting through Sunday. I don't even mind the extra work that will mean. She has invited her closest friend and husband for dinner tomorrow so I need to cook for all.
I love when she visits. She does have to spend most of the day tomorrow in her room, telecommuting, and her husband has a business appointment in Concord (NH), but hopefully, we will get to spend some great time with them on the weekend.
JK

@contentandwell

@debbraw I am feeling the same. My daughter and her husband will arrive tonight and be visiting through Sunday. I don't even mind the extra work that will mean. She has invited her closest friend and husband for dinner tomorrow so I need to cook for all.
I love when she visits. She does have to spend most of the day tomorrow in her room, telecommuting, and her husband has a business appointment in Concord (NH), but hopefully, we will get to spend some great time with them on the weekend.
JK

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@contentandwell – I understand that feeling 100%

The pollen count here has been high for days. I am susceptible to pollen and often get congestion that turns into a sinus infection. I am eternally grateful that it hasn't happened this year and I'm hoping for a continuation of my fine good fortune!
Belated happy Spring to everyone!

Today I am grateful my husband and stepson made it successfully to Pahrump [NV] for the start of the law enforcement challenge cup relay race. They are there until Sunday afternoon as assistants on the route. It is my husband's 24th year in a row to help on his motorcycle. I didn't go because I have an event I need to work at the Rose Bowl tomorrow morning. Next year we hope to take additional time and make a vacation out of the assignment for that challenge cup relay race.
Ginger

Grateful for unexpected joy! My niece who lives in NC took her kids to Disney World. Yesterday, they stopped by for a nice visit on their way home from the Magic Kingdom. I made cookies and we enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of catching up.

@debbraw With all the pain talk and other its nice to here happy news at times I enjoyed it glad for surprises

I am grateful for the very good weekend we spent with my daughter and son-in-law this past weekend. They kept us fairly busy, entertaining them and some friends of theirs for dinner Friday night, going out with my son-in-law's family on Saturday night, and just hanging out on Sunday, more or less.

My daughter brought me a Ruth Bader Ginsberg doll, knowing how much I admire her — she does also. If you haven't seen the CNN special on her, I presume it must be on "On Demand", I would highly recommend it. I had no idea how much she did for gender equality. Pretty much any women who are doing well in jobs that are also male-dominated can thank her and others for being able to do those jobs, and for having an equitable pay. Men can thank her too because there were benefits that were for women and thanks to a case she brought to court those benefits are now available to men (surviving spouse).
JK

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@contentandwell

I am grateful for the very good weekend we spent with my daughter and son-in-law this past weekend. They kept us fairly busy, entertaining them and some friends of theirs for dinner Friday night, going out with my son-in-law's family on Saturday night, and just hanging out on Sunday, more or less.

My daughter brought me a Ruth Bader Ginsberg doll, knowing how much I admire her — she does also. If you haven't seen the CNN special on her, I presume it must be on "On Demand", I would highly recommend it. I had no idea how much she did for gender equality. Pretty much any women who are doing well in jobs that are also male-dominated can thank her and others for being able to do those jobs, and for having an equitable pay. Men can thank her too because there were benefits that were for women and thanks to a case she brought to court those benefits are now available to men (surviving spouse).
JK

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@contentandwell I'd love to have one if you know where she got it. 💝

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@pearlbaby7

@contentandwell I'd love to have one if you know where she got it. 💝

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@pearlbaby7 Lyn, my daughter lives on a side street, smack, dab in the middle of NYC, a few blocks from Times Square. She saw it in the window of a gift shop on her street. Knowing how impressed I was after watching that TV special she bought it for me. I just did a quick google and didn’t see the same one, but there are many of us them. Mine is soft but not crocheted like one I came across is. I checked the website, www,philosophersguild.com, but I only see a finger puppet there.
JK

Oh JK @contentandwell – I LOVE the RBG doll! What a great gift.

Today I'm feeling grateful for sunshine. It's just about warm enough to start going to the pool. Today is 8 weeks since my total knee replacement and I am so ready to immerse by bionic knee in the water and do pool exercises instead of plain old PT.

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