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.

@debbraw– Wonderful, oh how great! I bet you feel more positive!

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Today I'm grateful for the gradual but significant recovery of a couple of friends from very serious medical issues. One had an artery nicked when he was having a liver biopsy. It was extremely painful, but he's slowly getting back to normal. Another friend had a thyroid nodule that swelled and had to be drained. They did a biopsy when they drained it, but she's feeling positive about the outcome. I've been worried about both friends and I'm glad they are improving.

@lioness – I've had acupuncture before. It is not painful. The needles are very thin. My acupuncturist inserts the needs, turns on an infrared light which is very comforting, and leaves me to doze for about half an hour or so. It's a pleasant experience – not painful.

@merpreb – YES! Definitely feeling more positive. Today I have not taken one single oxycodone. Yeah, me!

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@debbraw

Today I'm grateful for the gradual but significant recovery of a couple of friends from very serious medical issues. One had an artery nicked when he was having a liver biopsy. It was extremely painful, but he's slowly getting back to normal. Another friend had a thyroid nodule that swelled and had to be drained. They did a biopsy when they drained it, but she's feeling positive about the outcome. I've been worried about both friends and I'm glad they are improving.

@lioness – I've had acupuncture before. It is not painful. The needles are very thin. My acupuncturist inserts the needs, turns on an infrared light which is very comforting, and leaves me to doze for about half an hour or so. It's a pleasant experience – not painful.

@merpreb – YES! Definitely feeling more positive. Today I have not taken one single oxycodone. Yeah, me!

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@debbraw I am so glad that your friends are improving and that you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

@lioness I have heard many positive things about acupuncture, I would not hesitate to have it if I had a condition it might help.
JK

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@debbraw

Today I'm grateful for the gradual but significant recovery of a couple of friends from very serious medical issues. One had an artery nicked when he was having a liver biopsy. It was extremely painful, but he's slowly getting back to normal. Another friend had a thyroid nodule that swelled and had to be drained. They did a biopsy when they drained it, but she's feeling positive about the outcome. I've been worried about both friends and I'm glad they are improving.

@lioness – I've had acupuncture before. It is not painful. The needles are very thin. My acupuncturist inserts the needs, turns on an infrared light which is very comforting, and leaves me to doze for about half an hour or so. It's a pleasant experience – not painful.

@merpreb – YES! Definitely feeling more positive. Today I have not taken one single oxycodone. Yeah, me!

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@debbraw Thanks Debbie I've talked to others and they say same thing

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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 I would have liked to see that lightening here but oh well we did last storm did you see it ?

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I am grateful today for my special light and for my husband. he is so good to me. I am so spoiled!

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@merpreb

I am grateful today for my special light and for my husband. he is so good to me. I am so spoiled!

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@merpreb Gratefulness is helpful. You are fortunate indeed!

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@parus- I'm in a good mood, even if I do have to go to the dentist! lol

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@merpreb

I am grateful today for my special light and for my husband. he is so good to me. I am so spoiled!

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@merpreb You made me smile. Thank you!

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@johnbishop Goodmorning John hope your having good day . I just got on and my like button has disappeared do you have any answers ? you helped me last time so I thought you might have some answer ? Linda

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