Gratitude Discussion Group

Posted by Debbra, Volunteer 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?!

@becsbuddy Glad you are feeling better from those blessing days hope they keep it up

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@hopeful33250 I am grateful to you for introducing me to biggeekdad as it has provided me with lots of laughter as well as some helpful information. This morning I viewed "The Three Little Pigs" by comedian John Branyan. I laughed and still chuckle at the thought of it. Sounds so like me at times. His delivery is excellent. Worth the watch if you have not seen this one. Thanks again cyber friend!!!

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I haven't been grateful for awhile and it is showing in my life. Trust me. Today I am grateful for the fact that my husband (who has dementia) gave his truck to his son and gave up his driver's license this weekend. Now, he hasn't driven in many, many months, but at this point he has made peace with the fact that he will not drive again. It's a real milestone for us and I am beyond grateful for the fact that I didn't have to be the "bad guy". It was his decision and he made the right one.

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@debbraw

I haven't been grateful for awhile and it is showing in my life. Trust me. Today I am grateful for the fact that my husband (who has dementia) gave his truck to his son and gave up his driver's license this weekend. Now, he hasn't driven in many, many months, but at this point he has made peace with the fact that he will not drive again. It's a real milestone for us and I am beyond grateful for the fact that I didn't have to be the "bad guy". It was his decision and he made the right one.

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@debbraw
I’m sorry to hear about your hubby. I think it’s always difficult for a guy to give up driving. I’m watching daily for my license to be revoked after my series of seizures. Best of luck to you both.
Jake

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@parus

@hopeful33250 I am grateful to you for introducing me to biggeekdad as it has provided me with lots of laughter as well as some helpful information. This morning I viewed "The Three Little Pigs" by comedian John Branyan. I laughed and still chuckle at the thought of it. Sounds so like me at times. His delivery is excellent. Worth the watch if you have not seen this one. Thanks again cyber friend!!!

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Nice to hear from you. I'm glad that you've found some humor, @parus. I'll check out "The Three Little Pigs" by comedian John Branyan. I could use a laugh right now as well!

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I’m glad I finally got my groceries delivered. Not so grateful of the fees charged or that I bought nearly $450 of ingredients, which means
cooking🤮🥺😤🤬 My fault I know, my fridge was down to 2 boxes of candy (An obvious staple) 1 box of brown rice some leftover meatloaf and a few condiments. I should get our meals from a restaurant I guess.
Jake

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@parus

@hopeful33250 I am grateful to you for introducing me to biggeekdad as it has provided me with lots of laughter as well as some helpful information. This morning I viewed "The Three Little Pigs" by comedian John Branyan. I laughed and still chuckle at the thought of it. Sounds so like me at times. His delivery is excellent. Worth the watch if you have not seen this one. Thanks again cyber friend!!!

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@parus I found and watched "The Three Little Pigs." It is very good! Thanks for suggesting it.

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@parus

@hopeful33250 I am grateful to you for introducing me to biggeekdad as it has provided me with lots of laughter as well as some helpful information. This morning I viewed "The Three Little Pigs" by comedian John Branyan. I laughed and still chuckle at the thought of it. Sounds so like me at times. His delivery is excellent. Worth the watch if you have not seen this one. Thanks again cyber friend!!!

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@parus, cyber friend,
I watched "The Three Little Pigs" by comedian John Branyan last night on Youtube before going to sleep. You are right it was funny – a good way to unwind. Great recommendation.

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@jakedduck1

I’m glad I finally got my groceries delivered. Not so grateful of the fees charged or that I bought nearly $450 of ingredients, which means
cooking🤮🥺😤🤬 My fault I know, my fridge was down to 2 boxes of candy (An obvious staple) 1 box of brown rice some leftover meatloaf and a few condiments. I should get our meals from a restaurant I guess.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Have you considered one of those services like Blue Apron? They deliver all the essentials for the meal with easy to follow directions. There are a number of these services around. I know my son-in-law uses them. You can specify how many days you want to get them. It sounds like it could work well for you and of course since they deliver everything there is no waste.
JK

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@hopeful33250

Nice to hear from you. I'm glad that you've found some humor, @parus. I'll check out "The Three Little Pigs" by comedian John Branyan. I could use a laugh right now as well!

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@hopeful33250 I'm going to look up that website you sent didn't receive it before biggegeek.com is that right?

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@jakedduck1

I’m glad I finally got my groceries delivered. Not so grateful of the fees charged or that I bought nearly $450 of ingredients, which means
cooking🤮🥺😤🤬 My fault I know, my fridge was down to 2 boxes of candy (An obvious staple) 1 box of brown rice some leftover meatloaf and a few condiments. I should get our meals from a restaurant I guess.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 There are places that make and sell T.V. dinners they are made from scratch Did you look into this then you wont have to cook. Blueapron.com is one and I cant remember the other ones its healthy something maybe someone will know good luck

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 I'm going to look up that website you sent didn't receive it before biggegeek.com is that right?

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It's been while, @lioness, let me check it out and get back with you. I might have put it in the Humor discussion. I really can't remember now (a senior moment).

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 I'm going to look up that website you sent didn't receive it before biggegeek.com is that right?

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@lioness Here it is!

https://biggeekdad.com/2019/03/monkey-hypnotizes-ventriloquist/

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@hopeful33250

It's been while, @lioness, let me check it out and get back with you. I might have put it in the Humor discussion. I really can't remember now (a senior moment).

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@hopeful33250 They seem to invade my space also lol

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@jakedduck1

I’m glad I finally got my groceries delivered. Not so grateful of the fees charged or that I bought nearly $450 of ingredients, which means
cooking🤮🥺😤🤬 My fault I know, my fridge was down to 2 boxes of candy (An obvious staple) 1 box of brown rice some leftover meatloaf and a few condiments. I should get our meals from a restaurant I guess.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 How about Meals on Wheels? No cooking or shopping!

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