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What are you GRATEFUL for?

Starrlight
Starrlight

I am grateful that my new med appears to be working

I am grateful for walks in the woods

I am grateful for people I love and who love me

I am great full for shelter water food and sun

I am grareful for looking forward to a beach trip

I am grateful for everything God has blessed me with πŸ’•

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ditto......plus....I'm grateful for my garden, and our cute little kitties, plus....all the people on this site have been amazing....for that alone I am very grateful.

I agree, the people here are AMAZING

Awww I am glad you have those kitties; they make life lighter and brighter. We have a dog and she is soooooo much fun

Yeah, dogs can be fun too.....we lost our boy some months back, but he's always here with us though...and thinking of him just makes me smile....'the strawberry thief'....I'll never forget the red lips on him after stealing a strawberry out of the garden, and eating only half of it...Totally busted.

He didn’t know he was supposed to be a dog...he would sit upright like a person on the rocking chair in the kitchen and act like he was in on the conversation we were having....He and the cat had it all worked out....one of our cats some years back....when we were cooking dinner, would wait till we were not looking and throw down a pork chop to Spike, the dog, and then run off with the other...yeah....a couple of real comedians....then they would lay on the mat together in front of the fire.

Yes we lost our cat a few months ago and like you we feel he is with us in ways. That strawberry lips, rocking chair and pork chop stories are so great.

I like hearing dogs and cats getting along together. I like it that their like a team together!

We had a black lab growing up. I loved that dog. She was so much fun. She would play and never want to stop. In my later teen early twenties my parents got a cat. She was a great cat as well. Have some good memories! Grateful to have had them both in my life! I hope one day to be able to get a dog and a bunny rabbit again!

Nice! My dog is half lab and she never wants to stop playing either! Animals are so therapeutic.

They certainly are! Labs would be my favorite. I might be a little bias there! Truthfully I love all animals though!

Imakook
Imakook in reply to Michael8072

I have to tell a couple of dog stories.

The other night I was in the bathroom & saw Dory, the 10 lb black Cat, run by & into the computer room, which was dark. On her butt was Abby, the 40 lb Dog, running past me & into the same room. Seconds later, Abby came flying out of the room - tail between her legs like she had seen a ghost!!! All I could hear as Abby came out was hissin' & spittin'. LOL!!! Dory doesn't even have front claws!!!

The second story happened decades ago.

Our roommate, aptly called "Caveman", stayed home to cook a turkey on the grill. We went ahead so we could start partying at a friend's house. It took forever for him to bring that turkey, but he eventually did - minus the legs! They were like sheered completely off! Well, apparently, our dog, Sammy, was outside & somehow got to those legs & ATE 'em!!! Sadly, Caveman died several years layer of cancer. Do you know that I actually believed that story until maybe 2 years ago, when I figured it out all by myself! I mean, the rest of the turkey was fine...how did Sammy get JUST the legs without pulling that big ol' bird to the ground?!

I BELIEVE in people, even pathological liars!

Michael8072
Michael8072 in reply to Imakook

Good stories. Thank you for sharing. I used to watch a cartoon back in the day called "captain caveman" I'm not entirely sure if that was the title of the show or just a character in the show. It's been so long! I loved cartoons!

Imakook
Imakook in reply to fauxartist

That's crazy! The dog & cat were in cahoots together! I gotta give 'em applause for hatching that plan (pulling it off, too)!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ

"When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives, we become grateful for the abundance that is present" (taken from Learning to Dance in the Rain) The power of gratitude.

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Agora1

So very true and beautiful, Agora1!

Worrier35
Worrier35 in reply to Starrlight

Hi everyone!

I'm thankful for my supportive husband who works hard everyday for us. And has helped me so much this past year when my OCD has been at its worst ever!

I'm thankful for my 12 year old dog(my child) for always greeting me at the door and making me feel not so alone.

Im thankful for this community and everyone who has responded and read my posts. Gave insight and opinions. Has helped me tremendously!

I'm thankful for mother nature!! We finally got some much needed rain lol. As simple as it sounds it has brightened my day!

So many things to be thankful for, but at this moment in time those are what stand out the most :) wishing everyone a lovely day!

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Worrier35

Nice Worrier35! 😊

Worrier35
Worrier35 in reply to Starrlight

Thanks Starrlight!!! 😊

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Worrier35

😊

fauxartist
fauxartist in reply to Agora1

'Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass..

Agora1
Agora1 in reply to fauxartist

"It's about learning to Dance in the rain!" :) xx

RaqXo
RaqXo in reply to Agora1

Love it

Grateful for this site and everyone on it

Grateful for nature and different seasons

Grateful for my husband, mum and cat !

Grateful for my doctors and nurses

Grateful for nhs!

Grateful for chocolate πŸ˜‚ always lol

(Dang when you see a word too much it starts to look weird... grateful ...😳

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Hope4321

πŸ˜† yeah true haha

Marshall64
Marshall64 in reply to Hope4321

Does everyone in the UK use the term "mum" vs "mom"?

Hope4321
Hope4321 in reply to Marshall64

I assume we do I’m not sure πŸ€”

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Marshall64

I live in North East of UK and use Mam not Mum πŸ™‚

Marshall64
Marshall64 in reply to Hidden

Do you guys use "dad" for your father? All my knowledge of British culture comes from Monty Python. I imagine everyone is addressed as a twit or bloody b*stard. 😊

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Marshall64

Oh blimey~ Monty Python has a lot to answer to lol!! Yep we do say Dad !! πŸ™‚

Marshall64
Marshall64 in reply to Hidden

I learn German culture from Hogan Hero's re-runs (not sure if you ever seen that show). 😊

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Marshall64

No I haven't seen that show ~ hope you don't think here in the UK we fly around on broomsticks like Harry Potter lolπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒwork for me today so will have to get ready to face the day soon πŸ™‚

Hope4321
Hope4321 in reply to Hidden

I do fly on broomsticks though!! Speak for yourself πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Hope4321

Oh heck have you got a Nimbus 2000 ? Lol!!!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒx

Hope4321
Hope4321 in reply to Hidden

Yeah I’m thinking of an upgrade though.. got insurance coming up you see

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Hope4321

Oh wow you are living life in the fast lane now lol😎😎😎x

Marshall64
Marshall64 in reply to Hope4321

I think i dated a few on broomstick here in the states. 😊

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Marshall64

Oh help SO funny lol!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Hope4321
Hope4321 in reply to Marshall64

Looool

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Marshall64

Eeh heck ~I can't stop laughing about you saying you dated a few on broomsticks in the States ~ blimey what a hoot πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

Marshall64
Marshall64 in reply to Hidden

I'm not a proud person. 😊

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Marshall64

Oh but you are so funny !! Fab sense of humour ~ I love it πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Imakook
Imakook in reply to Marshall64

I KNEW you seemed familiar! Lol!!!

You probably remember me as Brunhilda & I rode a Kessler Rechargeable!πŸ˜†

Marshall64
Marshall64 in reply to Imakook

Lol

Marshall64
Marshall64 in reply to Imakook

At least you are an environmentally conscious witch. 😊

fauxartist
fauxartist in reply to Hope4321

haaaa haaa!!!...very funny...love that...

I like these type of threads because it is good to remember that are things we need to be grateful for..

Thankful for my daughter

Health,

A house and car,

My mom and sisters my cat,

Friends,

Music,

Chocolate (stealing from Hope4321),

A support system,

Rain that gives me an excuse to not have to mow my grass.

Really good ones Marshall64!

yeah......Chocolate ....

Hidden
Hidden

I am grateful to have fresh clean water and not to have to travel miles to get filthy contaminated water . I am grateful to have food to eat. I am grateful I am not having to live on the streets. I am grateful I have family and friends who care about me. πŸ¦‹

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Hidden

So true. I sometimes take clean water and such for granted.

I am grateful for another day of life, a place to live and food to eat. If everyone just thinks a little we all have things to be grateful. It is really enlightening to write a gratuity list everyday. Write 3 things down and there are so many. We tend to dwell on everything wrong. That’s what life is, good and bad, and we are to help each other through it

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Madison10

True it’s easy to get caught up in focusing on the negative. I wonder just how many blessings I have; it would be a long list for sure.

Hidden
Hidden

I’m grateful for my family and dogs

Grateful for my life and that I woke up this morning

Grateful for Gods sunlight shining down on me

Grateful for the Holy Spirit

Grateful for music

Grateful for everyone here

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Hidden

Nice!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Hidden

This is nice 😊🌺🌼🌺🌼

I am grateful to God bringing me to a wonderful caring family, assisted living and caring friends that helped me when I needed them. I still have issues but I am handling it better.

Thats great Bullyadvocate18

Hidden
Hidden

I am so grateful for a recent trip I made overseas to see loved ones...it meant taking a plane and I was sooooo anxious but I made it and had a lovely time ...

I’m grateful for being safe on the plane there and back...and the flights were ok.

I’m grateful for the lovely places I went to, while away and the lovely food I ate.

Thank you starlight I’m grateful for you doing this post too!! πŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸ’•πŸ’•

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Hidden

You are brave. Glad you enjoyed your trip. Aww you’re welcome my friend.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Starrlight

πŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸ’•πŸ’•

I’m thankful for my brother, my house, my job and coworkers, my therapist, my psychiatrist, Jessica McCabe for her awesome personality and making How To ADHD UTube channel, I’m grateful for all of you

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Lovinit

Nice Lovinit grateful that you are here

I m grateful fir nature, a few close friends, some good family, and the fact I get up every morning, and the lovely folk on here, x

AMEN

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Smd22

😊

For this life and the people I have been given to share it with!

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Kaikaina

Beautiful

Starlight, this is beautiful. Thank you for reminding us to think about what we are grateful for. You made my day!

I love your last point especially. I am also grateful that God blesses me every day. πŸ’• There is always something to be grateful for. I am also grateful for this site where we can share and support one another. Have a blessed day. Hugs! πŸ€—

Thanks Lovetodance! I’m so glad you appreciate this. You have a blessed day too! πŸ€—

Starlight

Like you when I am low, I always consider the positive things in my life. Generally where we live is a positive thing that stands out in my thoughts, However there are negative vibes I cannot get away from, the fact is sometimes even around here can be present to burst my bubble.

We returned from holiday Sunday and could feel negativity in the air. I have to put that at the back of my mind, holidays contain positive vibes, I suppose whatever I feel we will return to past problems. We have to face those and move on.

I wonder what awaits us, hoping that the positive beats the negative once more

BOB

True we have to face problems and move on and at times they seem to pile up but everything happens for a reason maybe some negatives will turn into positives like making us more patient or stronger. Positive usually beats negative but it’s so hard to see any positives when down in depression or spiraling in anxiety. All we can do is our best I guess.

Am grateful to let my feelings out

To feel an not alone

To talk to others

To feel somebody cards ,x,

Great healing power in letting it out! Yes we do care!

I am grateful for cool mornings

Warm afternoons

My dogs

And all that God has blessed me with

Which is so much!

Nice JuneVas! I sometimes thank God for blessings that I might not even be aware of.

Hidden
Hidden

I am very grateful for choices / having choices..

I can choose not to bother with mean people.

I can choose what I do today

I mustn’t forget I have choices

Choices are awesome 😊🌺🌼🌺🌼

Perfect. I love it Olivia! πŸ’•

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Starrlight

Yes, me too πŸ’• it was being grateful that made me think of how wonderful it is to have choices,and just how grateful I am.

πŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸ’•

I am grateful for laughter and smiles and the better times which make those possible.

Ermm..so much to be grateful for: my sight, my strong little legs 😊 that carry me so far: Nature, Trees n birds n my little beach, Clear thinking (mostly), Summer, Chocolate, Peace, n most of all my darling Girl. 😊🌻✌️nice one Starlight. X

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Dubba61

Hey there Dubba! I love your gratefuls!!!

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I am grateful for my mother (adoptive) that's protected and loved me as her own

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Weaty

Beautiful Weaty

Weaty
Weaty in reply to Starrlight

I honestly don't know where I would be without her

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Weaty

Oh this is so Lovely ~ your Mam will be proud of you πŸ™‚

So inspiring! I posted my list in an earlier gratitude thread from Starrlight. There were lots of good lists on there, too. Is it possible to merge threads? Anyway, here's the link:

healthunlocked.com/anxiety-...

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to mrmonk

I don’t know if we can merge threads. I was thinking I’d post a new one each week because they get lost.

Hi i can sympathize your feelings. I too last year surgery for brain heamoragh it was touch and go but I survived i too suffer anxiety through this and now I also have seizures so I do sympathize with you so much. I hope you feel better soon. Love crissypresso

You are defidently a survivor.

It is a lovely day here and I have been doing some dead heading in the Peony part of the garden, my wife has over thirty varieties and there was a mass of dead or dying flowers to remove. It took some time and by the time for a tea break came about and we were sitting in the Living room looking outside at my handy work. Hazel turns to me and says that the flowers I had dead headed, the remaining flowers were turning their flowers towards where where sitting, it seemed like an acknowledgement of a job well done

In a way I suppose we all need attention throughout our lives, we are like flowers turning towards the sunlight, it is better we do that than hanging our heads down to the earth when things go wrong. We need to look for the positive rather than the negative and move on to that bright, sunny day and view the flowers looking for the sunlight.

Life is to short to look and the night, instead of the day

BOB

I love how you describe us as the flowers looking to the sunlight needing attention. Beautiful

Hidden
Hidden

Im grateful for my parents and my overprotective older brothers that are always in my business πŸ˜€ and im grateful for the beach, surfing keeps my brain sane

I wish I could go to a beach right now...and see you surf would be nice... i skateboard a little, never tried surfing. Do you live very close to a beach? U r lucky to have thosebtothers looking after you!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Starrlight

The beach is in my backyard. I also skateboard but surfing is life. Im in the water every chance i get

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Hidden

Nice! It’s very special to have things we are so passionate about.

Hidden
Hidden

Grateful I decided to come out and have an Italian meal

Was so fed up...

X

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Hidden

Good for you Olivia! Hope you are well.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Starrlight

Thank you starlight. Feel a little better for going out 😊 🌺🌼🌺🌼

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Hidden

Yaaay πŸ’• me too... I took my kiddos to a nature center and we hiked today

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Starrlight

It’s difficult to go s8metimes but it defo helps..well done you πŸ’•πŸ’•

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to Hidden

Thanks Olivia! 😊

The only thing im grateful for right now is my Air conditioning system and mom for paying the light bill

That’s something. Are you okay over there? (((((Hug))))

Im being bullied by this heat lol

Bravo Danielle, a daughter who realizes that A/C is not free. :) xx

Im definitely thankful even more today

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Callmedanielle

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ haha

Callmedanielle
Callmedanielle in reply to Hidden

This is exactly why i never liked summer

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