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Forums / Staying well / Three things to be thankful for today

Topic: Three things to be thankful for today

  1. dizzy316
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    17 July 2021

    Thankful for:

    - A few days off work. A chance to breathe, re-set and relax.

    - A hot shower, winter food and a comfortable bed.

    - My home - tiny and modest but so warm and cosy. It embraces you like a big hug as you walk through the door. Sometimes I feel so grateful that I press my hand to its walls and thank it for looking after me and keeping me safe :-)

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  2. dizzy316
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    17 July 2021 in reply to Guest9337
    Could you find thanks in some of those small things we take for granted? Watching a show you enjoy? A good coffee? A hot shower or that feeling of getting into bed and drifting off to sleep? I hope you have found some of these little things to be grateful for over the past couple of days :-)
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  3. Guest9337
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    17 July 2021 in reply to dizzy316

    Yeh I can honestly do that too.

    I am thankful the penultimate stage of the tour de france is on sbs tonight.

    I am thankful this particular coffee is still hot.

    I am thankful dizzy316 replied to my post.

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  4. Guest9337
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    17 July 2021 in reply to dizzy316

    I am grateful that the following posts will be published.

    I am grateful that I can successfully lie to an abuser to avoid being hurt by them.

    I am grateful that I can lie about being sorry to this person, so that I can avoid conflict with them.

  5. Guest9337
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    19 July 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    I am grateful that I am not sorry for things outside of my control.

    I am thankful that I have discovered the aussie political schema of the non-apology apology.

    I appreciate that I have fresh air to breath.

  6. missep123
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    19 July 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    My three things that I am thankful for:

    1) Being with my family and friends during this lockdown

    2) My health

    3) That I have food and shelter

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  7. Ggrand
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    19 July 2021 in reply to missep123

    Three things that I’m thankful for today..

    1...My snuggly warm blanket..

    2...Being able to have a cup of tea when I want one.

    3...My health..

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  8. quirkywords
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    19 July 2021 in reply to Ggrand

    Thankful for

    not getting upset about something frustrating me

    I feel good I have gone 48 hrs without chocolate

    I am thankful that I have electricity

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  9. Gambit87
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    19 July 2021

    Today I am thankful for

    Taking some much needed time off work. I was able relax and recharge and I feel so much better.

    Having breakfast at my favourite cafe.

    My partner.

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  10. Gambit87
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    21 July 2021 in reply to Gambit87

    Today I am thankful for

    Back at work after holidays.

    Having a supportive team at work.

    the cold rainy days.

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  11. quirkywords
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    21 July 2021 in reply to Gambit87

    Thankful for

    any time I can go for a walk

    being able to order groceries online

    having flowers in bloom in winter

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  12. Guest9337
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    21 July 2021 in reply to quirkywords
    I am grateful I hate harm.
  13. Sleepy21
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    21 July 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    I am grateful for

    - honey's healing properties

    - that its almost the end of the week and we are closer to exiting lockdown

    - regular therapy

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  14. Harpbird
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    22 July 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    A hot fire

    hot cuppa

    my recliner

  15. Doolhof
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    22 July 2021 in reply to Harpbird

    Today I am so very thankful

    1) We can do our 14 day quarantine at home together

    2) We have been able to do a home food delivery...only one company delivers to our region!

    3) I have lots of books to read on a variety of subjects and craft projects to do

    4) the power came back on so that is a huge bonus!

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  16. missep123
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    22 July 2021 in reply to missep123

    Today I am thankful for:

    1) Trying to stay positive and being gentle on myself (lockdown can be so hard!)

    2) Always thankful for my family, friends, partner and dog

    3) Grateful for a few more days of relaxing before uni starts

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  17. ecomama
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    22 July 2021 in reply to missep123

    Today I am SO grateful for:

    ~ our health

    ~ my job!

    ~ a safe home to rest in.

    Love EMxxxx

  18. Harpbird
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    22 July 2021 in reply to ecomama

    Having my granddaughter for 2 days to keep my occupied

    this forum , too keep me reading, xx

    some sleep tonight pleeeeeeze

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  19. quirkywords
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    22 July 2021 in reply to Harpbird

    Thankful for

    finding something that makes me laugh

    having a range of books to read

    Warm slippers

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  20. Harpbird
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    22 July 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    My granddaughter makes me laugh

    my own crochet slippers

    my doggy , now snuggled on lounge

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  21. Guest9337
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    23 July 2021 in reply to Harpbird

    I'm grateful I found a way to write.

    I'm thankful for enough food to eat today, especially choc cream donuts.

    I'm not sorry for enforced anti-sharing.

  22. Sleepy21
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    24 July 2021

    grateful for food delivery this morn

    for a clean table

    for a wool blanket

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  23. Doolhof
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    24 July 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    I'm thankful for being in quarantine, I am safe, I can have COVID tests, I am having a two week break from work...something that I had not considered possible due to working as a casual.

    I can use this time to give my mind a rest, recharge and look after myself.

    I have this opportunity to make positive changes in how I decide to spend my time.

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  24. Guest9337
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    24 July 2021 in reply to Doolhof

    I am deeply grateful for those Aussies who donate their blood.

    I am thankful for the Rich losing cents to the dollar, whilst the Poor give their blood for cents.

    I am thankful for the determined who can work 20 hour days for five years straight to develop a Gold Mined Metaphor.

  25. Doolhof
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    25 July 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    Today I am going to walk around the garden for a while so I am thankful for

    Our garden

    A rain jacket

    A warm house to pop back into

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  26. wail
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    25 July 2021 in reply to Doolhof
    gutters for water toilets for sewerage trolley to dry clothes on
  27. Guest9337
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    25 July 2021 in reply to wail

    I'm deeply grateful I haven't been poked in the eye by a dramatic line of prose.

    I'm thankful I can see the funny side to some things.

    I'm thankful for heating my feet up from cold, to cool!

  28. wail
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    26 July 2021 in reply to Guest9337
    thankful to see you thankful to read you thankful to eat 
  29. quirkywords
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    26 July 2021 in reply to wail

    Thankful for

    Having my 2nd vaccination

    Having a garden

    Being able to buy fresh fruit and vegetables.

  30. Doolhof
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    27 July 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Today I am thankful for

    1) Modern technology so I can keep in touch with people while in quarantine

    2) This forum with all the amazing people in this community

    3) My supervisor sending a text to ask how we are managing, I really appreciated that!

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