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Topic: Three things to be thankful for today

  1. Boudica
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    18 May 2021 in reply to Guest_1643

    Hello,

    Today I am thankful for:

    1. The grace of herons fishing. This morning while the lake was still golden from sunrise, I sat and watched a heron finding breaky, and everything else vanished. It was beautiful.

    2. The tree outside my window that casts a shadow of dancing leaves on my bedroom wall.

    3. Youtube. I find so many treasures there amongst the schlock. I am using it to find strategies to help with anxiety.

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  2. missep123
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    18 May 2021 in reply to missep123

    Three things I'm grateful for today:

    1) For my health and happiness

    2) That I am able to have the heater on

    3) That I am able to pursue my education

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  3. SapereAude
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    18 May 2021

    Today I am thankful for

    - my gradual recovery after 10 days in hospital (not Covid-19) and nearly 3 weeks of fever but antivirals are working, have this week at home to concentrate on recovery.

    - my family

    - my employer who had been very understanding and empathetic

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  4. pawsy
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    18 May 2021

    1. A friend drove me to Costco and we did a big shop. Got food that will last ages

    2. My lovely dog and cat

    3. Safe roof over my head, cosy bed

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  5. Doolhof
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    20 May 2021 in reply to pawsy

    Today I am thankful

    1) because I had the courage to reconnect here on this forum after some time away

    2) I had a lovely walk on a beach today

    3) I have employment

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  6. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    21 May 2021

    My friend reminded me of the importance of gratefulness today, so here I am...

    - my friend, who reminded me of some good strategies for positive MH

    - books, a holiday in your head ;)

    - tarot cards, a bit of fun!

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  7. Harpbird
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    21 May 2021

    A nice warm fire

    doggie asleep on my lap

    grandaughter staying overnight

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  8. quirkywords
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    21 May 2021 in reply to Harpbird

    Thankful for

    being appreciated as a volunteer

    joking with friends

    having fresh food to eat .

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  9. Guest_1643
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    21 May 2021

    grateful for:

    soy milk which is so yum. All brands, really, but the So Good and Bonsoy ones are helping me ease through my days atm

    manners. I'm so thankful for being treated like a human. Thank u to my doctor for his kind manners which help me value myself

    recognising anxiety and being able to release from it, watch it and not let it be everythign. knowng that what i'm feeling is anxiety, so i don't feel like it's so life-and-dth

    Thank u x

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  10. Harpbird
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    21 May 2021

    Made a few heat packs for some friends.

    made two macrame timber shelf’s.

    had a kitchen guy come and measure up for a new kitchen yippee. Pulled everything out in 2007. Just using bbq and woks lol

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  11. missep123
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    22 May 2021 in reply to missep123

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) My family, friends, partner and dog

    2) I am grateful that I have been working hard and studying everyday which will pay off (rather than feeling overly stressed which I used to feel sometimes!)

    3) That I was able to spend time with one of my best friends yesterday

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  12. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    22 May 2021

    My headphones

    The sweet magpie taking refuge from the rain on my verandah

    My bed, where I'm typing from, with my cat and dog curled up close by...

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  13. Harpbird
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    22 May 2021

    Meeting two friends for a coffee.

    giving them each a heat pack I made and a macrame shelf . They were so great full .

    finding my zygo cactus in flower and moving it onto a table on front verandah.

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  14. Boudica
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    23 May 2021 in reply to Harpbird

    Today I am thankful for:

    1. My new glasses that bring the two overlapping images closer together than the last pair and make it easier for me (I have double vision from a childhood head injury)

    2. The fruit and vegetable market where I shop. It is by the water, and is bustling and interesting. It is such a different experience from the supermarket, it always cheers me up and expands my world.

    3. Robotic arms with sensory feedback (new research in science magazine this month). I do not need this, but for those who do, this is life changing. Robotic arms have been around for a while but to be able to get tactile feedback to your brain when you touch things with your prosthesis is revolutionary! I am so glad this work is being done. I remember practicing to do things with my feet when I was a child, so that I would be prepared if I lost my hands (seems odd now, but we did have a family friend who had lost his right hand at work).

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  15. Ggrand
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    23 May 2021 in reply to Boudica

    Today I’m thankful for...

    1...The beautiful sunny warm day..

    2...The peace I find when sitting on my veranda..

    3...The gentle tingling of my wind chimes...

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  16. Guest_1643
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    23 May 2021 in reply to Ggrand

    thankful for:

    soy milk tea - yummy combo

    wearing a mask today because i have mascne...

    A schedule today to keep me distracted and even-keeled

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  17. Sad_Mushroom
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    23 May 2021

    Today I am thankful that I went to work and came home to all my grown children being safe and well.

    ON a full round I am thankful that I am able to go to work and able to function. (I remember when I could not)

    Hang in there people.

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  18. Gambit87
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    24 May 2021

    Today I am thankful for -

    My job. Im not fond of my job, but atleast I have a job.

    I skipped martial arts on the weekend to have a date night with my love.

    the cold wet weather haha.

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  19. Harpbird
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    24 May 2021

    Waking up

    getting another injection

    making back home , yay the joy :(

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  20. Choclateicecream
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    24 May 2021

    I am Thankful for:

    1. Getting up before my alarm stopped.

    2. My flower that I planted 3 weeks as a seed, that I continued watering even though I did not except to grow has emerged from the soil... a seedling tray I have on a table near a window. Sometimes life has pleasant surprises.

    3. My sweet dog is healthy.

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  21. Doolhof
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    25 May 2021 in reply to Choclateicecream

    Today I am thankful for

    1) Kind words from friends

    2) It is raining!

    3) The birds are singing and sound joyful

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  22. Boudica
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    28 May 2021 in reply to Doolhof

    Hello folks,

    Choclateicecream I get very excited when seedlings emerge too!

    1) juicy oranges in season now and delicious

    2) my mum who is vulnerable has now been vaccinated against covid, which eases my mind.

    3) my son was happy and cooperative this morning, making the morning easy

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  23. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    28 May 2021

    Luck? Money is super tight, and my $30 dog food scanned at $2.66 - winning!

    My 3 pets - who never hate me even when I hate me

    Cups of tea :)

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  24. Doolhof
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    29 May 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Photos of nature to look at on my mobile phone when feeling low

    Friends who care for me when I'm struggling

    Watching the birds out the kitchen window

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  25. quirkywords
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    29 May 2021 in reply to Doolhof

    thankful for
    3 year old who changes mood from sad to happy so quickly

    warm clothes

    friends who just get you.

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  26. Boudica
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    29 May 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Hi peeps,

    Today I am thankful for:

    1. delicious riverland dried apricots, so moorish, taste like sunshine

    2. a walk near the lake with my mother. She really struggled and got a bit stuck, and I felt sad, but I have to remind myself to be thankful that she still can walk around and get that far, as there will be a day she can't.

    3. the dragonboaters that train on the lake nearby, I enjoy watching them, and love the drums when there is a tournament. I have tried it, it is a lot of fun, one day I will have the time to be out there too!

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  27. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    30 May 2021 in reply to Boudica

    I love reading everyone's things that bring them joy - thankyou!

    Youtube - great for learning how to fix things!

    Nice people - some people just want to lift others up

    Semester end - no more uni assignments for now :)

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  28. ecomama
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    30 May 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Today I am thankful for....

    ~ my garden

    ~ peaceful moments

    ~ calm acceptance.

    EMxxxx

  29. missep123
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    31 May 2021 in reply to missep123

    Today I am thankful for:

    1) My resilience in the face of a very heavy work-load for assignments. I worked for 12 hours yesterday! I don't usually pat myself on the back but I'm trying to learn to!

    2) I am thankful for that it is almost uni holidays

    3) I am grateful for my amazing friends, family, partner and pet

  30. PamelaR
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    31 May 2021

    Today I'm thankful for -

    • the birds singing outside my study window (butcher bird, scarlet honeyeater, brown honeyeater)
    • my knowledge of veggie garden growing is increasing each year
    • 8 weeks without a glass of wine
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