Gratitude Discussion Group

Posted by Debbra Williams, Alumna 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?!

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Just Want to Talk group.

Endeavoring to be grateful for antibiotics.

REPLY
@parus

Endeavoring to be grateful for antibiotics.

Jump to this post

@parus Are you feeling better now?

REPLY

@hopeful33250 Still have 5 days to go with the antibiotic. Working a number on me. No signs of improvement at this time.

REPLY

My husband and I took our first vacation in nearly 5 years. We took a cruise to the Bahamas and it was just what the doctor ordered! The depression has lessened significantly although the pain is still there I feel able to handle it better. Wishing all of you a good day

REPLY

@sandytoes14– What wonderful news! I wonder if when one symptom lessen the other easier to handle?

REPLY
@parus

Endeavoring to be grateful for antibiotics.

Jump to this post

@parus Don't worry those are miserable.For myself I found AZO from Walgreens is very helpful for Urinary tract and I eat a handful of Cranraisins daily

REPLY
@parus

@hopeful33250 Still have 5 days to go with the antibiotic. Working a number on me. No signs of improvement at this time.

Jump to this post

@parus- UTI's can be very difficult to get rid of. My first attempt with an antibiotic didn't do anything either. I wound up int he hospital. Have you called your dr. to tell her? What are your other symptoms? Is there blood?

REPLY
@lioness

@parus Don't worry those are miserable.For myself I found AZO from Walgreens is very helpful for Urinary tract and I eat a handful of Cranraisins daily

Jump to this post

@lioness Does Azo help incontinence when it is not related to a UTI? I just checked the website and notice they have numerous products but I didn't really see any for plain old incontinence.
Thanks.
JK

REPLY
@sandytoes14

My husband and I took our first vacation in nearly 5 years. We took a cruise to the Bahamas and it was just what the doctor ordered! The depression has lessened significantly although the pain is still there I feel able to handle it better. Wishing all of you a good day

Jump to this post

@sandytoes14 How wonderful! A fresh perspective, beautiful time together, can do so much! Happy to hear this.
Ginger

REPLY
@contentandwell

@lioness Does Azo help incontinence when it is not related to a UTI? I just checked the website and notice they have numerous products but I didn't really see any for plain old incontinence.
Thanks.
JK

Jump to this post

@contentandwell I don't know I've used AZO for one
Ct

REPLY
@contentandwell

@lioness Does Azo help incontinence when it is not related to a UTI? I just checked the website and notice they have numerous products but I didn't really see any for plain old incontinence.
Thanks.
JK

Jump to this post

@contentandwell No I don't think they di

REPLY
@parus

@hopeful33250 Still have 5 days to go with the antibiotic. Working a number on me. No signs of improvement at this time.

Jump to this post

@parus You might need a change in the antibiotic. It sounds as if this one is not working for you. Call the doctor and see what can be done to try something new.

REPLY
Please sign in or register to post a reply.
  Request Appointment