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- You're a blonde! Wow.

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@parus I didn't know that either

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Today was a GREAT day!
My hubby and I went for a massage.
We used to go every 2 or 3 weeks.
We found it helped with our aches and pains.
We stopped going because of my surgeries.
But, I got the OK.
My hubby's therapist is no longer there, so I let him use mine and I tried the new guy.
(Hubby did not want a male therapist…it's a guy thing.).
Anyway, this guy works in rehab and pain management in addition to the place we go.
He was FANTASTIC!!! He addressed all that I am dealing with.
Currently, I am dealing with neuropathy of my feet. I could not wiggle my toes on my right foot; my left foot isn't as bad. By the time I keft, I could wiggle all but my big toe on my right foot and all on my left foot. I am excited! I know this probably won't last, but it gives me hop that it is a start.
Just had to share how grateful I am!!!

Happy Weekend!
Ronnie (GRANDMAr) 😎

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@parus

@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!!

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@parus
Oh your a blond, interesting. So, instead of saying “a blond” does that mean I can say Parus when I post a blond joke?
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@parus
Oh your a blond, interesting. So, instead of saying “a blond” does that mean I can say Parus when I post a blond joke?
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Your humor escapes me.

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@parus

@jakedduck1 Your humor escapes me.

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@parus
I know, but to be honest it’s probably best that way.
Watch for your name in the joke section, lol
Jake

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Hello members of the Gratitude discussion. I think it's safe to say that everyone sharing in this group has interacted with @jenniferhunter. She seems to always be online to offer support and to share a laugh of two. Ever wonder what makes Jennifer tick and what she does when she's not on Connect? Now you can.
Check out the Member Spotlights and read the latest story about Jennifer.

– Meet @jenniferhunter: Where Health and Art Meet https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed/meet-jenniferhunter-where-health-and-art-meet/

Be sure to subscribe (+Follow) the About Connect page https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/ and see new member spotlights published every 2 weeks.

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@grandmar

Today was a GREAT day!
My hubby and I went for a massage.
We used to go every 2 or 3 weeks.
We found it helped with our aches and pains.
We stopped going because of my surgeries.
But, I got the OK.
My hubby's therapist is no longer there, so I let him use mine and I tried the new guy.
(Hubby did not want a male therapist…it's a guy thing.).
Anyway, this guy works in rehab and pain management in addition to the place we go.
He was FANTASTIC!!! He addressed all that I am dealing with.
Currently, I am dealing with neuropathy of my feet. I could not wiggle my toes on my right foot; my left foot isn't as bad. By the time I keft, I could wiggle all but my big toe on my right foot and all on my left foot. I am excited! I know this probably won't last, but it gives me hop that it is a start.
Just had to share how grateful I am!!!

Happy Weekend!
Ronnie (GRANDMAr) 😎

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Ronnie- Such great news. Hoorays to you for plugging ahead and working through everything.

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@merpreb

Ronnie- Such great news. Hoorays to you for plugging ahead and working through everything.

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Thank you!!!!!!!!

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I am grateful for technology in many ways. Recently in the area where I live a 12 year old girl committed suicide due to social media bullying. I thought to myself how sad such a young child was so viciously attacked by bullies on a public site that she would end her own life all because of cruel comments and jokes. Doubtful the ones being cruel feel anything other than pride because of the weakness of another. It gives them a sense of control. They do not care how they harm another.
I am grateful for this site and the safety here. Grateful my 12 year old grand daughter is safe. Sad for the parents of the 12 year old daughter that took her life because of bullying on social media.
We have much to be grateful for and ought not to abuse the privileges we do have.

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