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?!

@contentandwell

@debbraw I wonder if that is as effective and if most GI doctors allow that instead of the other horrendous prep. I hopefully won’t need a colonoscopy for quite a while but I really hate the other prep.
JK

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@contentandwell – JK, I think it is as effective as the others. 5 years ago, Miralax was not on the approved Mayo list for colonoscopy preps. This year, I was so delighted that it was. As careful as Mayo is, I'm sure lots of research went into giving it approval. This is probably more than you want to know, but Mayo assesses the quality of bowel preparation on each colonoscopy using the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale. On my results, they gave me the numerical rating on that scale and they said the quality of the prep was good.

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Hi kids,
How much does everyone pay for gas? California has the second highest gas tax, over $.55 a gal. Voters rejected cutting the gas tax recently, thankfully. I paid $3.80 a gal today for regular unleaded but chevron is $4.27 a gal. Hate to think what it is in San Francisco. Calif has strict pollution requirements and the prices go up in summer, oh joy. Although it’s better than the 5+ dollar high of 2014 or so.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

Hi kids,
How much does everyone pay for gas? California has the second highest gas tax, over $.55 a gal. Voters rejected cutting the gas tax recently, thankfully. I paid $3.80 a gal today for regular unleaded but chevron is $4.27 a gal. Hate to think what it is in San Francisco. Calif has strict pollution requirements and the prices go up in summer, oh joy. Although it’s better than the 5+ dollar high of 2014 or so.
Jake

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@jakedduck1, unleaded regular is $3.15 a gallon in Arizona this weekend.

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@jakedduck1

Hi kids,
How much does everyone pay for gas? California has the second highest gas tax, over $.55 a gal. Voters rejected cutting the gas tax recently, thankfully. I paid $3.80 a gal today for regular unleaded but chevron is $4.27 a gal. Hate to think what it is in San Francisco. Calif has strict pollution requirements and the prices go up in summer, oh joy. Although it’s better than the 5+ dollar high of 2014 or so.
Jake

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@Jake gas prices in Long Beach is 4.36

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@jakedduck1

Hi kids,
How much does everyone pay for gas? California has the second highest gas tax, over $.55 a gal. Voters rejected cutting the gas tax recently, thankfully. I paid $3.80 a gal today for regular unleaded but chevron is $4.27 a gal. Hate to think what it is in San Francisco. Calif has strict pollution requirements and the prices go up in summer, oh joy. Although it’s better than the 5+ dollar high of 2014 or so.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 $3.76 a gallon at Costco today near me. Cash price at the 7-11 is the same.
Ginger

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@lioness

@Jake gas prices in Long Beach is 4.36

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@lioness
Jeez Linda, and your right there where all the oil and refineries are. It’ll get higher come summer too. Hope it doesn’t go back over $5.00 again.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
Jeez Linda, and your right there where all the oil and refineries are. It’ll get higher come summer too. Hope it doesn’t go back over $5.00 again.
Jake

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@jake I'm glad I don't have a car

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@lioness

@jake I'm glad I don't have a car

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@lioness
Wish I didn’t have one! Had a flat tire earlier and after waiting for the tow truck for 2 hours in 95 degree heat I was informed I needed 2 tires, $320.00 each. I hate those low profile tires I have.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
Wish I didn’t have one! Had a flat tire earlier and after waiting for the tow truck for 2 hours in 95 degree heat I was informed I needed 2 tires, $320.00 each. I hate those low profile tires I have.
Jake

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@gingerw
I drove right past Costco today and forgot about filling up. Might have been a bit cheaper, that’s where I usually go.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
Wish I didn’t have one! Had a flat tire earlier and after waiting for the tow truck for 2 hours in 95 degree heat I was informed I needed 2 tires, $320.00 each. I hate those low profile tires I have.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Wow money , money,money that's one reason I gave up my car plus we have good transportation here buses right outside my door Metro train a block away which is very handy 😁

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@quiteachiver75 I am going to sell my car as I have got good transport where I live and don’t drive my car very much thank you TERESA

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
Wish I didn’t have one! Had a flat tire earlier and after waiting for the tow truck for 2 hours in 95 degree heat I was informed I needed 2 tires, $320.00 each. I hate those low profile tires I have.
Jake

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Jake- In RI it's about 2.40 and rising. Prices are going up with the present policies.

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