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?!

@lioness To post media click the photo/files above the message. It will take you to your files on your phone or PC. Like adding media to an email. Hope this helps.

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@parus

@lioness To post media click the photo/files above the message. It will take you to your files on your phone or PC. Like adding media to an email. Hope this helps.

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@parus thanks hope your o.k. today

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Here are some of my pictured Bengal tiger I did paint in class

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Beautiful pictures, Lioness. You are a great artist!😊 Rosegold

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@rosegold

Beautiful pictures, Lioness. You are a great artist!😊 Rosegold

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@rosegold Thank you 😊

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@lioness

Here are some of my pictured Bengal tiger I did paint in class

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@jakedduck1 Thank you Leonard

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@lioness

Here are some of my pictured Bengal tiger I did paint in class

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@lioness You do beautiful work.
JK

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@contentandwell

@lioness You do beautiful work.
JK

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@contendwell Thank you

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@lioness Hey you did it!!! I am okay enough. Would be wonderful if there was a magic pill. I will get back on track. Thank you for posting some of your art. Grateful we have things to keep us busy. Some major wind gusts going on this evening.

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@parus

@lioness Hey you did it!!! I am okay enough. Would be wonderful if there was a magic pill. I will get back on track. Thank you for posting some of your art. Grateful we have things to keep us busy. Some major wind gusts going on this evening.

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@@parus Thanks I,m anxious to see what this class is all about now Don't be like Dorothy and fly away 😊

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@lioness You have created some amazing pieces! You and @parus have a remarkable talent. Thanks for sharing it with Connect

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@hopeful33250 Thanks I,ve always painted but am doing more lately .Maybe this class will help me to get back and do more

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Today I am grateful to view the artwork of fellow connect members! It serves to remind me, and probably many others, that we all do have a creative component to us, even when it is hiding. Even when we doubt ourselves, there remains inside of us that flicker, that passion that allows us to go on. I am also grateful for the safe drive to two of my specialists yesterday, 200 miles round trip, in less than perfect weather in the morning.
Ginger

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So true what @gingerw shares. I could not make that kind of trip no matter how creatively I can think. Creativity is everywhere and in everything we do. It shines forth in many ways. Being creative in new ways to tackle daily tasks is being creative. Thankful for creativity and thinking outside the box by others.

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 Thanks I,ve always painted but am doing more lately .Maybe this class will help me to get back and do more

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It is definitely a special gift of yours, @lioness. Continue to develop it and explore it! Art work like yours, @parus and @jenniferhunter continues to amaze and bless me!

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