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

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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@parus- How awful. How preventable.

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@parus

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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@parus. So elegantly put. Thank you!

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I am grateful for the lessons I continue to learn at.my age.

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@pearlbaby7– No matter what age we are learning is the path to power!

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I am grateful for blue Sky's today and no more rain for awhile Don't hurt as much I'm grateful to Colleen Young for starting Connect and Debbra for gratitude group

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@pearlbaby7

@gingerw I have a friend who quit having mammograms because she didn't have enough to put between the plates. The pain she went through as they tried again and again to force her body to the plates was too much. My questions are why didn't they use ultrasound or a chest xray or an MRI? It seems there have to be some people in the medical field who think outside the box.

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@pearlbaby7 I always wonder, how do they possibly do a mammogram on a man? Yet they do.
JK

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@contentandwell

@pearlbaby7 I always wonder, how do they possibly do a mammogram on a man? Yet they do.
JK

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@contentandwell Good question maybe some man can answer that?🤗

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@merpreb not much different I'd there He was funny with feelings

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@contentandwell

@pearlbaby7 I always wonder, how do they possibly do a mammogram on a man? Yet they do.
JK

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@contentandwell
It really isn't much different that doing a mammogram on a woman with small breasts. The tech takes as much as she can. Needless to say, it can be painful.
I know women who are not very large, take something like Advil before the test and then again after. It seems to reduce the pain ( a bit ).
Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

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