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!
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?!

@lioness

@parus that is wonderful glad to hear you are cancer free . Hope you had a celebration for yourself. I got a call today from my Dr.s office they want me to come in tomorrow for some kind of test . Could hardly hear the person that called so will find out tomorrow .

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Hi @lioness, Please let us know how your appointment goes. Thinking about you!

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@hopeful33250

Hi @lioness, Please let us know how your appointment goes. Thinking about you!

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@hopefull33250 Will do

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Hi @lioness, How was your appointment? Please share if you would like to.

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@hopeful33250 I m sorry I forgot to let you know . My appt the other day went pretty well . Im finally getting some relief from my mouth problem seems its yeast dont know where I got it only diet ? Im on a mouthwash that seems to be helping me . Thanks for asking Teresa

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 I m sorry I forgot to let you know . My appt the other day went pretty well . Im finally getting some relief from my mouth problem seems its yeast dont know where I got it only diet ? Im on a mouthwash that seems to be helping me . Thanks for asking Teresa

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Oh I'm glad to hear that, @lioness. Do you have mouth sores?

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@hopeful33250

Oh I'm glad to hear that, @lioness. Do you have mouth sores?

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@hopeful33250 I did before and mouth burned but now it is getting better Thanks Teresa

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 I did before and mouth burned but now it is getting better Thanks Teresa

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I'm glad it's better, @lioness.

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@parus

Made it to the urologist and I am still cancer free. I have been impressed with how things are being handled with the COVID19. Those on the front lines are doing all they can to keep us safe and put us at ease when we go for appointments. For now face masks are a way of life. At first it felt awkward and now it has become an essential part of my day when out and about. I am thankful for the senior hours too!!!
Even in these difficult times there is much to be grateful about.

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@parus I'm so happy to read you are cancer-free, Congratulations!

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 I did before and mouth burned but now it is getting better Thanks Teresa

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@lioness
I too had "thrush" a couple of years ago. I used the Nystatin mouth wash as well and it worked great. I was so surprised when I got the oral yeast infection. I can't remember if they figured out why I got it. Feel better!

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@parus

Made it to the urologist and I am still cancer free. I have been impressed with how things are being handled with the COVID19. Those on the front lines are doing all they can to keep us safe and put us at ease when we go for appointments. For now face masks are a way of life. At first it felt awkward and now it has become an essential part of my day when out and about. I am thankful for the senior hours too!!!
Even in these difficult times there is much to be grateful about.

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@parus
I'm happy to hear that you are cancer free Parus. I wasn't aware you'd had cancer before. I took a hiatus from Connect while I campaigned for our Representative here–he was successfully elected in 2018. I'm now back as a Volunteer Mentor again, and I'm happy to see you are here still.

I wanted to let you know that you inspired me to paint again. Although I haven't been very disciplined about doing it on a regular basis, I did paint the oil of my husband that is attached here. Now a friend has asked me to paint a picture for her birthday in July, so I'll do that.

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@gailb

@lioness
I too had "thrush" a couple of years ago. I used the Nystatin mouth wash as well and it worked great. I was so surprised when I got the oral yeast infection. I can't remember if they figured out why I got it. Feel better!

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Gailbl Thanks Gail It is helping . I only used 1/2 bottle so far did you have to finish the whole bottle? I dont know either where I got it but am doing the yeast diet mainly no sugar .

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@lioness
I didn't use the whole bottle. I actually wanted to keep some medicine in case I got another flare. I still have the part of the bottle I didn't use. I know mine was probably from too much sugar, especially since I'm T2 diabetic.

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@gailb

@parus
I'm happy to hear that you are cancer free Parus. I wasn't aware you'd had cancer before. I took a hiatus from Connect while I campaigned for our Representative here–he was successfully elected in 2018. I'm now back as a Volunteer Mentor again, and I'm happy to see you are here still.

I wanted to let you know that you inspired me to paint again. Although I haven't been very disciplined about doing it on a regular basis, I did paint the oil of my husband that is attached here. Now a friend has asked me to paint a picture for her birthday in July, so I'll do that.

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Oh, what a wonderful talent.
I wish I had even a little bit of your talent!
My sister is a watercolorist.

I swim🧞‍♂️🤷‍♀️

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@gailb

@lioness
I didn't use the whole bottle. I actually wanted to keep some medicine in case I got another flare. I still have the part of the bottle I didn't use. I know mine was probably from too much sugar, especially since I'm T2 diabetic.

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@Gailbl I agree with you there is a lot of sugar more then I like . My last blood test showed above the cut off not much but I,m going to watch it . Good idea to keep a little bit . I will use some more then put it away . Hope your doing well stay safe .

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@helenfrances

Oh, what a wonderful talent.
I wish I had even a little bit of your talent!
My sister is a watercolorist.

I swim🧞‍♂️🤷‍♀️

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@helenfrancis HI Ellen I like to paint and do adult coloring I would like to learn watercolor . Of course not going anywhere now . I do aqua exercise but no pools open now so just staying put . How are you doing ? Take care . Linda

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