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 Support Group.

Grateful today for rest and recuperation. My physical therapist says I should take one day a week to totally rest and let all the tissue and bone heal. I embrace his suggestion totally – so today is one of those "stay in my PJs, read a book, eat soup and get well" days! I think even after my knee heals I'm going to keep having a rest day every week!

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I'm thankful for today. Just another day that I didn't count on.

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@debbraw

Grateful today for rest and recuperation. My physical therapist says I should take one day a week to totally rest and let all the tissue and bone heal. I embrace his suggestion totally – so today is one of those "stay in my PJs, read a book, eat soup and get well" days! I think even after my knee heals I'm going to keep having a rest day every week!

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@debbraw – I love it!

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@contentandwell Know what you mean it is so expensive here just to buy groceries and OTC meds are out of site . Only reason I moved here was my son and grandson. Both parents worked very good jobs so her parents and I raised Aabid.

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@debbraw

Grateful today for rest and recuperation. My physical therapist says I should take one day a week to totally rest and let all the tissue and bone heal. I embrace his suggestion totally – so today is one of those "stay in my PJs, read a book, eat soup and get well" days! I think even after my knee heals I'm going to keep having a rest day every week!

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@debbraw yes out muscles need to rest I knew a runner who did everyday and blew her knee out . I try to tell all those wanna bees athletic people to rest your muscles every other day . Enough soap box for today . I'm grateful you are coming along as well as you are it will be nice to see your post again. I'm grateful for the sun today before next rain storm comes in here .

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@lioness

@Renfrew Grateful today for everyone on here ,I,m enjoying all the friendship from all over ,we are a small world aren't we

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@debbraw I'm sorry when I make mistakes and don't proff read them .

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@merpreb

I'm thankful for today. Just another day that I didn't count on.

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@merpreb As I say, "every day is a gift".
JK

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@lioness

@contentandwell Know what you mean it is so expensive here just to buy groceries and OTC meds are out of site . Only reason I moved here was my son and grandson. Both parents worked very good jobs so her parents and I raised Aabid.

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@lioness if you think CA is bad, you should see Hawaii for groceries! We stayed in a VRBO so I could have some control over my food so I purchased food at the supermarkets. The bread we buy here for $3.99 a loaf, was $7.00 there! Water was $3.00 a gallon.
JK

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@lioness

@debbraw I'm sorry when I make mistakes and don't proff read them .

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@lioness Hey there girl I have posted my share without proofreading. Sounds as though I share my soapbox 😉. When I get to the point I need to drag out the step ladder I realize my speech will not be heard.

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@contentandwell

@lioness if you think CA is bad, you should see Hawaii for groceries! We stayed in a VRBO so I could have some control over my food so I purchased food at the supermarkets. The bread we buy here for $3.99 a loaf, was $7.00 there! Water was $3.00 a gallon.
JK

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@contentandwell I am grateful I no longer eat bread!!

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