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Old 05-28-2018, 01:36 PM   #1
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They say that gratitude is really helpful. I think there is the feeling of gratitude, which may not be available at times, and the thought of gratitude, which actually can be cultivated. I want the thread to collect both - expressions of the feeling, if possible, and cognitive expression as well. How about 3 "items" a day? I will start:

1) I am grateful for my bipolar friend Joe. He has BPII, I last saw him in 2013 before he has moved to Washington, and his mood disorder is treatment-resistant. He is my pen pal. He sometimes is insensitive, but aren't we all imperfect? I am sure I lack sensitivity at times. I am thankful for having my pen pal.

2) I am thankful for the life. My mother would turn 72 today and even though she was an extremely negative influence in my life, especially in her later years, she gave me the gift of life and my lovely first name, Natalya. And she taught me to swim, which remains my favorite form of exercise to this day, which is effective in preventing anxiety. And, I have survived several suicide attempts - I might not have lucked out but I did. So, I am thankful for my life.

3) I am grateful for the mild and sunny climate in NoCal.
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:42 PM   #2
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I'm grateful that the large washers were available when I went to do my laundry in the complex's laundry room. I'm spring cleaning and it feels good. i'm showering at my mom's house today because my apartment water is sinking into downstairs and it's a holiday weekend so there's no one to call for help. I'm grateful that my mom lives near bye. I'm also grateful that my son celebrated mother's day with me this week and helped me empty the apartment of boxes. I'm glad he's healthy and strong enough to do that. I am always grateful that my daughter brings home french toast bagels as a treat at the endof her shift.
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:44 PM   #3
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What a wonderful first response! Happy spring cleaning to you!
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Old 05-28-2018, 02:38 PM   #4
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Natalya is a lovely name. My daughter's name is similar.



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I am grateful for my precious cat family.
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Old 05-28-2018, 03:37 PM   #5
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I'm grateful for my family...but...
I'm grateful that the kids are moving out in a month and a half...so...
I'm grateful that I can fix this house up and sell it next spring.
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Honestly this very moment I'm grateful for Ativan
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I'm grateful there to have learned that there are a few people in this world that love me BP and all.
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Can I be ungrateful?. Or just grateful.
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I'm grateful to not be in pain right now.
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I'm LOVING the music I'm currently grooving to as I surf the web. It energizes me and makes me feel better.
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