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Topic: Three things to be thankful for today

  1. Doolhof
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    26 August 2014

    Some days it is really hard to find anything to be thankful for when we feel overcome by the darkness and fog of depression. If I look hard enough, I can find something to be thankful for.

    I would like to encourage others to write down three things they are thankful for, and to realise there is a sense of hope available to us all. Sometimes it is just a little hard to find!

    So my three things for today are:

    1: The lovely singing of birds in the morning as they welcome in the new day

    2: The ability to read and write

    3: A lovely hot shower.

    Wishing all the "family" in BB Land a day full of noticing the nice things in life. Kind regards to you all, from Dools.

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    26 August 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    dear Dool, love the list, and although I have a phobia for flying birds to be around me, I still can't go past number 1, as the magpies make a beautiful noise.

    It's little things like these that can make a day worthwhile, and a good way to start the day off with. L Geoff. x

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    26 August 2014 in reply to geoff

    Hi Geoff,

    Thanks for the reply. How about you write down your three things that you are thankful for today, then after tomorrow try and write down another three. Magpies do sound great don't they! We are very lucky and have lots of birds around our place.

    Another three things I am thankful for today:

    1: Believing there is a God and I am never alone.

    2: Seeing lambs and calves today.

    3; Going for a walk and feeling the sun on my face.

    Okay, who will be next?

     

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    27 August 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    dear Dools, well three things that I love and so thankful for are

                    1: my 2 young beautiful grand daughters

                    2: my 2 sons and daughter in law

                    3: my twin hasn't had to go through one bit of trauma like I have

                   L Geoff. x

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    27 August 2014 in reply to geoff

    Dear Geoff,

    Hi, love your three things you have listed, I am so pleased to read you have family to love and be thankful for. Are you in contact with your twin frequently? I have friends who are identical twins, some people have trouble telling them apart. 

    Here are my three things for today:

    1: My husband who loves me in his own unique way

    2: My nieces

    3: My dearest friends S and J.

    Happy thoughts to you Geoff and to all who read this.

    Please join us and add things you are thankful for.

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    27 August 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    Hi Dools

    Great post!!

    My three things that I am grateful today are:

    1.  Listening to the kookaburras on our tree

    2.  my three beautiful children

    3.  the place where I live near the beach

    Have a great day everyone

    Jo

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    27 August 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    dear Dool, my twin and I speak to each other weekly, and he would drop everything if I was in need of desperate help, as would be with him, the same applies for my two sons and the eldest little family of two daughters aged 3 and 4 months.

    I remember when I as assaulted at the hotel and sustained my head injury, which has changed my life all together, however he didn't know of the accident, but for some reason he knew that something awful had happened with me, so he just hopped into his car and needed to see me, but unfortunately he had a car accident, he wasn't hurt, so he has ESP with me where I don't for him.

    We are fraternal twins and it reminds me of the film 'The Twins' with  arnold and danny devito act in. L Geoff. x

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    27 August 2014 in reply to geoff

    Hi Doolhof,

    What a lovely idea, I can't believe I'm just seeing this now:)

    So What am I grateful for today?

    1. Having 3 incredible sisters who have given me 5 nieces and nephews

    2. Love. I don't know what the world would be like without it

    3. Sunshine

    Thanks for starting the thread Doolhof.

    AGrace

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    27 August 2014 in reply to AGrace

    Three things I'm grateful for today:

    1: The dentist didn't have to pull out a tooth for me today! I'm really thankful for that!!

    2: I enjoyed a coffee and chat with one of my clients today in her home. We talked like friends about all kinds of things.

    3: I ate my lunch in a park, enjoying the sunshine.

    Wishing you all glimpses of light through the darkness.

    Love and care to you all, from Dools.

     

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    27 August 2014 in reply to geoff

    Hi Geoff,

    I have heard that twins sometimes know what each other are going through, or in your case, it seems your twin has a special connection with you. I have twin Aunties who often send each other the same birthday card, try to hone each other at the same time and all sorts of things like that.

    A dear friend of mine overseas seems to have some kind of "power" or ability to know what is going on in my life sometimes. She knew my babies had died even before I phoned to tell her. I had an excellent weekend a while ago and she phoned to find out what I had been up to that made me so happy! It is really uncanny how she knows what is going on and can read me like a book.

    Hope you can come up with another three things to be thankful for Geoff. Even if you don't share them, I hope you are able to find things, people, events to be thankful for each day.

    Cheers, L Dools.

     

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    28 August 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    Three things I'm thankful for today

    1: time to weed in the garden and achieve something

    2: seeing a beautiful sunset

    3: knowing people care for me

     

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    28 August 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    Things I am grateful for today:

    1.  attend group therapy as outpatient

    2.  walk with dog down the beautiful peaceful beach

    3.  to have a job even if it's only part time

     

    Jo

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    28 August 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    Hi Doolhof,

    Just wanted to say, you really have me consciously thinking about what 3 things I am thankful for each day.

    So my 3 things for today are:

    1. Sleeping in

    2. Having a tidy house, so I didn't have to do housework

    3. Seeing the smile on my partner's face when I picked him up from the train station tonight

    AGrace

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    29 August 2014 in reply to AGrace

    Hi AGrace,

    I was hoping this idea would help people to realise that we all have something to be thankful for, even int he darkness and overwhelming feelings that depression can confront us with. Sometimes it is just a little hard to see the light behind the darkness.

    Today I am thankful for:

    1. The gorgeous pink and white blossom on trees at present.

    2. A magnificent blue sky and wonderful fresh air.

    3. My husband is cooking dinner tonight.

    From Dools.

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    29 August 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    Hi Dools,

    I definitely think this is a very uplifting thread.

    What am I thankful for today?

    1. It's Friday...bring on the weekend!!!

    2. My chubby black cat, Loulou, she keeps my weight gain in perspective

    3. Not getting any bills in the post today

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    30 August 2014 in reply to AGrace

    Hi All. I'm really feeling quite ill today, I have been a bit too stressed, think my bronchitis is returning, feel exhausted and a bit depressed. I have done very little today, up for breakfast, then back to bed, up for lunch then back to be. I have about as much energy as a half sucked peppermint!

    Even so, today I am thankful for

    1. A nice comfortable bed

    2. A book to read when I was awake enough to read it

    3. The cat kept me company.

    Roll on tomorrow! Hopefully I will have more energy and a lot less stress! Ya.

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    30 August 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    Hi Dools

    Hope you feel better soon.

    My three things I am thankful for

    1.  walking with the dog in the beautiful sunshine

    2.  really good session with my therapist this morning

    3.  not cooking dinner tonight

    Jo

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    Thanks for the best wishes for my health Jo. Today I have had  more energy, but have had a headache no amount of pain medication has been able to shift! Hopefully a visit to the physio tomorrow will help with the headache and back pain.

    Today I am thankful for

    1. The funny antics of our chooks, especially Emily, who flies on top of the fence, looks at me, and then flies to the ground below and takes off running.

    2. A book called "Defeat Depression" which is providing me with various ways to combat my depression and improve my mood.

    3. Chinese takeaway. Yum.

    Tomorrow it is Monday, the start of a new week with new opportunities and new things to learn. Greetings to you all, from Dools.

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    31 August 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    Hi Dools,

    Glad you felt a little better today, however the headache is a bit of a bummer. Good luck with the physio.

    3 things I'm grateful for today...

    1. It's the last day of Winter!!!!!!

    2. Being able to sit in the back yard

    3. Having everything all ready for my partner for when I go into hospital.

    AGrace

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    2 September 2014 in reply to AGrace

    Hi Everyone, hope you can all have a glimmer of hope today and find something to be thankful for or grateful for.

    My three things for yesterday are

    1) Refreshing rain, adding new life to the garden

    2) Seeing pearls of raindrops glistening on the leaves of the clover in the garden

    3) A delicious glass of freshly squeezed home grown orange juice

    Thinking of you all out there who need a cheer today. From Dools

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    2 September 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    I've already got 3 things for today...

    1. Getting through the admission process at hospital

    2. Seeing some familiar faces

    3. Major cuddles with my cat before I left home

    AG

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    3 September 2014 in reply to AGrace

    I'm having a little trouble thinking of three things today as I'm rather tired and a little flat today. Okay, must be something:

    1) My iris plants are starting to flower

    2) I managed to pull some weeds up today, only 1,000,000 to go!

    3) I can read better with my new glasses!

    Anyone else want to try  writing what they are thankful for?

     

    From Dools

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    4 September 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    My three things today

    1) An email from my niece

    2) A superb stormy looking sky

    3) Chocolate!

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    5 September 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    1) Sitting in the sun

    2) Chocolate pudding for dessert

    3) A beautiful good morning text from my partner

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    5 September 2014 in reply to AGrace

    1.  A walk down the beach this afternoon

    2.  Chocolate m&m's 

    3.  An elderly customer making me laugh

     Jo

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    6 September 2014 in reply to Jo3

    1) An evening with my nieces

    2) A text message from a dear friend

    3) The colours in nature

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    7 September 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    1) I didn't burn all the biscuits I baked today for my Dad

    2) Spent some time in the garden listening to the birds

    3) Enjoyed "chatting" with people on BB

    Wishing you all a day dotted with unexpected pleasures!

     

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    7 September 2014 in reply to Doolhof

    1.  a beautiful sunny day & walk down the beach

    2.  my beautiful looking home we're selling

    3.  my 3 adult children

    Hope everyone has a nice day

    Jo

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    7 September 2014 in reply to Jo3

    1. I'm getting discharged on Tuesday:)

    2. Comfy Slippers

    3. No more sugar cravings

    AGrace

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    9 September 2014 in reply to AGrace

    Hi AGrace,

    I really like your 3 things  to be thankful for. I do so hope all goes well after your discharge on Tuesday! No more sugar cravings! Wow. I would like to know how you managed to combat that!

    All the best to you, from Dools.

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