Gratitude Discussion Group
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!
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.
@ginger– it's not the medical community it's the insurance companies. They don't want to pay for anything right now
@merpreb Must be catchy I just got mine cut wear it mostly short not extremely short the other day .
@merpreb I always tell them I need an open MRI they have them just had one for my entire back head out of machine
@lioness– I think that you were able to get one is great!
@pearlbaby7 your poor friend! What we women go thru! Just so you know, they do have MRIs for mammograms but insurance won’t pay. Of course
@merpreb Actually, my hair is pretty much reddish blonde. More strawberry than blonde, now slowly going silver. My real name is Ginger, but for decades people assumed my name was a nickname based on hair color. My dad's hair was this color until he went bald at 23 yrs old, I hear.
@merpreb @parus If the doctors really want to have testing done on you for these conditions, and there is an alternative, can't there be an appeal and review with insurance? Of course, ya gotta have them in your corner and willing to fight for you, first…..
@gingerw– I beleive there is b@t better to check. Great point!
@gingerw– Then who said that there hair was long and dark? I'm confused! Oh well, it's the end of the day. lol
@merpreb It was not me!! I be the dumb blonde that humor thrives on. Polish too. Yes, it has been a long day on my end too!!