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?!

@gingerw

@jakedduck1 Oh, my goodness, Leonard. I have never seen such a thing. Better you than me. I can't have/don't like chocolate.
Ginger

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@imallears
I'm not ignoring it, I didn’t know about it. However ignoring it probably is a good idea since it’s obviously propaganda balderdash.
My immune system is top notch a number one but thank you for your concern, miss guided and miss placed as it may be sometimes. I know you mean well. Stick with me kid I’ll get you straightened out.Istick with me kid I’ll get you straightened out. If your immune theory were true mine would be non-existent.
@gingerw
It is absolutely totally incomprehensible to me how anyone can not like chocolate, I can understand not being able to have it. So have you always disliked chocolate or did you develop this unfortunate abnormal dislike for it more recently?
@merpreb
If that were true Mary it would be long gone.

I think I’ll go hunt down that immune system thread, i’ll try to use restraint and even though they’re obviously on the wrong path I’ll try my best not to straighten them out.
Have a sweet day kids, I am,
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@imallears
I'm not ignoring it, I didn’t know about it. However ignoring it probably is a good idea since it’s obviously propaganda balderdash.
My immune system is top notch a number one but thank you for your concern, miss guided and miss placed as it may be sometimes. I know you mean well. Stick with me kid I’ll get you straightened out.Istick with me kid I’ll get you straightened out. If your immune theory were true mine would be non-existent.
@gingerw
It is absolutely totally incomprehensible to me how anyone can not like chocolate, I can understand not being able to have it. So have you always disliked chocolate or did you develop this unfortunate abnormal dislike for it more recently?
@merpreb
If that were true Mary it would be long gone.

I think I’ll go hunt down that immune system thread, i’ll try to use restraint and even though they’re obviously on the wrong path I’ll try my best not to straighten them out.
Have a sweet day kids, I am,
Jake

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@jakedduck1 I never have been a chocolate person. My mother had an affinity for Hershey Chocolate bars with almonds, and kept a 12-pack on her sidetable. Heaven forbid if any of the kids touched that! My sister is a chocoholic, but goes for the fancy expensive ones; I tell her because she is a vegetarian it must be because she is missing something in her system LOL.
Ginger

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@becsbuddy Wrangler/cowgirl/ trail guide in WY. Did this in the summers during the 70's to help pay for college education. A wonderful experience leaving wonderful memories. Thank you for asking.

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@parus

@becsbuddy Wrangler/cowgirl/ trail guide in WY. Did this in the summers during the 70's to help pay for college education. A wonderful experience leaving wonderful memories. Thank you for asking.

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@parus
Have you done any artwork of your cowgirl days? Would love to see it!

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