Grateful for my 2 kids, 2 granddaughters, 2 brothers and their wives and step-families, granddog, friends, and Brother David
Most things. For example, the knowledge that I’ve recovered from both long-lasting coughs and knee pain in the past, so I’m likely to recover this time, too. Chest and knee x-rays this week were both ok.
Also, the knowledge that change happens, and new people come with new elections, for example, sooner or later.
I think it would be unwise for me to use my power to reach out to a dear person now, because they don’t want me to reach out to them now, and I respect their desire to keep away from me, more than I desire to reach out to them! But I can light candles.
My dear friend’s new dreadful mental health problems teach me about the fragility of life. Her past recovery from mental health problems lead me to hope for a resilience of her healthy life!
We might have much less expectation that ‘Things bring Happiness’
I just read about research on the ability to let go of negative thoughts, which correlates with Not getting PTSD or addictions and some other problems. I’m grateful for having a decent ability to let go of negative thoughts, sometimes relacing them in my mind with a song.
I often appreciate happy smiles from strangers. Recently, a driver gave me a happy smile when I waited for him to drive onto the street before crossing the driveway; and a pedestrian gave me a happy smile when I indicated that she could walk across the driveway before I drove onto the street. [Other times I’m not generous! A driver honked loudly at me yesterday for driving thru a stop-sign intersection, when she thought it was her turn. I felt like giving her the ‘finger’ b...
I often appreciate happy smiles from strangers. Recently, a driver gave me a happy smile when I waited for him to drive onto the street before crossing the driveway; and a pedestrian gave me a happy smile when I indicated that she could walk across the driveway before I drove onto the street. [Other times I’m not generous! A driver honked loudly at me yesterday for driving thru a stop-sign intersection, when she thought it was her turn. I felt like giving her the ‘finger’ but discovered it was my thumb I had raised, thankfully!]
I like the ‘recycled art’ option for art submissions to our county fair. I’m making one now with an old toaster-oven tray and the multi-colored plastic filament from my broken 3d pen.
What a lovely idea! I’d love to send a handwritten note and card to a dear one who doesn’t want any contact with me now, but I’m respecting their wishes. … Ah! Thank you gratefulness website – I have a few small packages that need notes and stamps and have been sitting on my desk since before the holidays – I’ll do that today!
Thank you, cp!
Good point, about making your statement, as a respected member of this community, with the chance of influencing others at the site. Thanks
Cathy, you poor dear! I looked for a therapist when one of my children got to a similar state last month – and found online therapy at betterhelp.com – then things seemed to calm down til I got a horrible email a month later and went back to betterhelp. Thankfully[?], this child has not succeeded in becoming a parent, and her brother and husband are great supporters. I’ll light a candle for you – I wish more could be done, but that’s not always true!
Thank you, Anna! Yes, Mary chose the better ?half – but someone needed to do what Martha did! I could re-read it and maybe learn something new. – Ah, yes! Martha fussed abouut her part. Thanks again
Oh, Javier, I’m so sorry to hear this. Warm wishes to you!
Hi, Drew – one of our former members started the practice of honoring Tuesday as Prayer Tuesday. She was Ursula, who passed away recently after a long illness. I wondered, myself, about it for a long time and didn’t find anything about a Prayer Tuesday in Google. Warm wishes to you, Drew, on this Prayer Tuesday
Pacticing Presence – thank you, Diane! I need to be better at that, especially with the dear person who is currently unhappy with me. Warm hugs –
Wow! Thanks, Cathy, and hugs!
Congrats, Michele! and hugs to you!
Yes, Cristina – one turning point for me was saying to myself, “Who cares whether this old woman sleeps well or not!” But that was recently. Earlier, I’d say to myself, in response to insomnia, “Well, I have enough energy to do what Needs to be done, even if I’m tired.” Thanks for your rumination – and hugs to you!
Yes, Debra – I can’t remember having that urge strongly enough to act upon it in this millennium, which is about as far back as my memoires go on such things
Thanks, cp – & Friendly Fridays?
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