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?!

Im grateful today for the cool weather and rain coming in although weather changes bring out the ugglies ,pain in body.

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Grateful as I had another grandson filled day on Thursday. I am getting spoiled.

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@hopeful33250

Hi all: I'm grateful today to have the opportunity to take my 92 year old mother out to lunch. I picked up some large print books from the library for her and she was thrilled. It made her day and mine.

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@hopeful33250 How delightfully special!!

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@parus

Grateful as I had another grandson filled day on Thursday. I am getting spoiled.

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@parus that is great ☺ dance 💃

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@parus

@hopeful33250 How delightfully special!!

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@parus That it was. My mother can be a person of many moods and sometimes not comfortable to be around. Today though was an exceptionally good visit.

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@parus

Grateful as I had another grandson filled day on Thursday. I am getting spoiled.

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@parus Enjoy being spoiled. You deserve it😜

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I really, truly love you all… I'm grateful for you. Thank you for helping me get over a slump. And today I'm grateful for something else… my neighbor invited me over. Actually, she insisted that I come over to learn how to "flow paint." She had everything set up and showed me how to start. She showed me several techniques, gave me a canvas, and let me go for it. It was a fun afternoon and I loved learning something new… and creating something beautiful.

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@hopeful33250

Hi all: I'm grateful today to have the opportunity to take my 92 year old mother out to lunch. I picked up some large print books from the library for her and she was thrilled. It made her day and mine.

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@hopeful33250 Teresa, you are so fortunate to still have your mother. Both of my parents passed away in their 60s, before I started dating my husband. If my mother was still alive she would be 111! I was a late baby. I still think of her every day and although my daughter never met her she does feel a closeness with her.
JK

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@debbraw

I really, truly love you all… I'm grateful for you. Thank you for helping me get over a slump. And today I'm grateful for something else… my neighbor invited me over. Actually, she insisted that I come over to learn how to "flow paint." She had everything set up and showed me how to start. She showed me several techniques, gave me a canvas, and let me go for it. It was a fun afternoon and I loved learning something new… and creating something beautiful.

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@debbraw is that like one step painting? Sounds fun I'm going for a class in art on Jan 24 .,an Italian artist is teaching .

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@debbraw

I really, truly love you all… I'm grateful for you. Thank you for helping me get over a slump. And today I'm grateful for something else… my neighbor invited me over. Actually, she insisted that I come over to learn how to "flow paint." She had everything set up and showed me how to start. She showed me several techniques, gave me a canvas, and let me go for it. It was a fun afternoon and I loved learning something new… and creating something beautiful.

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@debbraw This type of painting is a lot of fun!! Grateful you got through your slump.

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@lioness

@debbraw is that like one step painting? Sounds fun I'm going for a class in art on Jan 24 .,an Italian artist is teaching .

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@lioness What type of painting class??

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@parus

@lioness What type of painting class??

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@parus Its with oil from what the brochure said its a refresher course I haven't painted in awhile so thought it will be helpful to me I,ll let you know later Did 1Yoga today I know it will help but my pain is bad in lower back boy if it isn't one thing its two

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@lioness

@parus Its with oil from what the brochure said its a refresher course I haven't painted in awhile so thought it will be helpful to me I,ll let you know later Did 1Yoga today I know it will help but my pain is bad in lower back boy if it isn't one thing its two

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@lioness Haha-or more! Can tell I was slacking. Aarrgghh.

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@lioness – I don't know one step painting. This flow painting is where you put several colors of paint in a little medicine cup and pour it over the canvas then move it around, blow on it, and dab on it until you get it how you like it. It's fun. Once mine dry I'll take a picture and put it up.

I had the best rest last night and today I woke up feeling refreshed and energized. So today I'm grateful for good, restorative sleep. I'm also grateful for my husband. He is 77 years old. His classmates from high school meet every month for lunch – and today is their day. There are about 20 of them and they enjoy reminiscing and laughing about old times. It really brings him joy and I'm happy to be a part of it and get a little peek into his boyhood. I'm glad I can help make sure he gets to be part of it.

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@debbraw

@lioness – I don't know one step painting. This flow painting is where you put several colors of paint in a little medicine cup and pour it over the canvas then move it around, blow on it, and dab on it until you get it how you like it. It's fun. Once mine dry I'll take a picture and put it up.

I had the best rest last night and today I woke up feeling refreshed and energized. So today I'm grateful for good, restorative sleep. I'm also grateful for my husband. He is 77 years old. His classmates from high school meet every month for lunch – and today is their day. There are about 20 of them and they enjoy reminiscing and laughing about old times. It really brings him joy and I'm happy to be a part of it and get a little peek into his boyhood. I'm glad I can help make sure he gets to be part of it.

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@debbraw No thats another form of art My teacher had us do one step on glass We each got 2wine glasses to do its 1stroke with each color Boy there are so many different forms My friend does this kind of art .I dabble in adult coloring I don't know how to post on here ,can you or @parus tell me .Im grateful for I got up and feel good today the Ti Chi @hopeful33250 told me about is amazing its really helping . I use the vibrater in my bed for my back then ice it then Ti Chi so far so good .Very grateful for all the good tips

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