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.

@parus

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

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@parus

Just wondering: Is the "no bread" a gluten-free thing or something else?

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@hopeful33250

@parus

Just wondering: Is the "no bread" a gluten-free thing or something else?

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@hopeful33250 Yes it is a gluten free thing. 🙂

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@parus

@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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@parus thanks you made me laugh

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Grateful today for art and beauty. Many of you have shared your own artwork and it never fails to lift my spirits. This is one thing I love about Mayo Clinic. It is always a joy to turn a corner or enter a hallway and just be stunned by the beauty of a painting or sculpture. Today I hung the stained glass piece my glass artist friends made for me. This required shifting some other pieces around into different places. So every time I look around, I see something unexpectedly beautiful. It fills my soul with joy.

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I had acupuncture today – hopefully to help me get off the pain meds for my knee surgery more quickly. It went very well and I left the office feeling optimistic and hopeful – with a stronger, pain-free knee. I'm going to go twice a week for a few weeks. So, today I'm grateful for acupuncture and all kinds of alternative therapies that can help make things easier!

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Today I am thankful to not be in the direct path of the incoming storms. The cats have curled up in have settled in for the night [hopefully, no hissing fights tonight!] I have watched the clouds build up all day, from the pink tinged sunrise to the brilliant orange red sunset. Surely there will be more snow on the hillsides nearby before we see sun again!
Ginger

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@debbraw I've been considering this for my back how did it go could you feel the needles how long did they leave them in?

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@gingerw

Today I am thankful to not be in the direct path of the incoming storms. The cats have curled up in have settled in for the night [hopefully, no hissing fights tonight!] I have watched the clouds build up all day, from the pink tinged sunrise to the brilliant orange red sunset. Surely there will be more snow on the hillsides nearby before we see sun again!
Ginger

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@gingerw Sounds you are comfy cozy. A purrfect winter day.

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Grateful that some of us could get our coffee corner set up and enjoy a cuppa together on our return to frigid temperatures. Had a nice cuppa morning!!🙂

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