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Topic: Three things to be thankful for today

  1. Gambit87
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    23 August 2021 in reply to Ggrand

    Today I am thankful for,

    Beautiful sunny days.

    walks to the river near my house.

    flowers starting to bloom!

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  2. quirkywords
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    23 August 2021 in reply to Gambit87

    Thankful for

    rain

    homemade hummous

    homemade tahini

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  3. Ezzi
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    23 August 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Thankful for

    There's still many caring people around on the look out for each other.

    Had a couple friends sending me positive affirmations.

    Listening to some sooyhing relaxing music with a cup tea.

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  4. Sleepy21
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    23 August 2021 in reply to Ezzi

    i'm grateful for how i can connect to others in similar position to me during lockdowns

    im grateful for my wake-up call

    i'm grateful that i have been given a chance to be honest about my feelings, here on the forums. Thank u x

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  5. ecomama
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    24 August 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    Today I'm thankful for:

    ~ the beautiful caring Nursing staff and Drs who cared for my girl in hospital

    ~ the rain! It meant I could slow down, sleep, rest. I even did a bit of Sleepy Art lol and loved it.

    ~ my friends here on the forums. Thankyou for being here and being YOU.

    Love EM

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  6. missep123
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    24 August 2021 in reply to missep123

    Today I am thankful for:

    1) I am able to continue studying at home

    2) For my family, partner, dog and friends

    3) For my health

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  7. Sleepy21
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    24 August 2021 in reply to missep123

    hi EM - sending love to Alexa, i know it was a big day for her and wasn't sure if she would go in, but seems like she has?

    Hi missep, great to be in ur PJs!

    Hi all, thank you - im thankful for u reaching into ur hearts and days to find what makes your heart sing

    i'm thankful

    my friend bought me soup and on a basic level, it is so nice to have something warm and fresh. im thankful i have that opportunity, to taste and feel something beautiful

    for juice, as im so dehyrated. A good OJ or watermelon juice can perk me right up!!

    i'm grateful for being triggered today, which hurt me, but also released a lot of sadness and emotion, and I tried to manage it. I'm grateful that I can let the tears out and feel better

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  8. ecomama
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    25 August 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    Aww those ones are really sweet Sleepy (except for the trigger of course - I'm grateful you're finding ways through that).

    Yes Alexa went in to hospital, had lots done, pretty major stuff going on for my darling girl. Waiting game for results and more bookings etc. Thankyou xxxx.

    Soup can be an amazing thing can't it? So simple some times but just hits the spot. So nice of your friend.

    Today I am thankful for:

    ~ also realising a trigger too Sleepy, so snap hey? IDK need better boundaries for me / to follow my instincts more etc etc etc, maybe not the same sitch for you..

    ~ my garden

    ~ my son's school keeping their learning from home programs going till end of Sept. meaning he can stay HOME regardless of 'things opening up' or not... waiting game till the HSC news too I guess.
    Grateful he completed Exam No.4 this morning, 3 to go.

    Many Blessings to all
    love EMxxxx

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  9. Sleepy21
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    25 August 2021 in reply to ecomama

    hi EM, how is Alexa? I read on ur thread, no ED? I hope its all sorted quickly, sending love!

    The triggers have been raining down on me. Movies, books, conversations... ah. But i'm okay. Boundaries is a great lesson, thank u for pointing it out to me EM.

    I'm thankful that - I'm healthy phsyically

    that i was able to get through this time alone, it was so hard, but it means hopefully i am stronger than i thought and can get through tough times.

    that my friend said she'd keep an eye out for a weightd blanket for me

    that i had leftovers available so i didnt' have to cook dinner

    For netflix, for sunshine, for my decisions,

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  10. Doolhof
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    25 August 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    Today I am thankful for:

    Sight- yesterday I aw some amazing spider's webs, glistening with dew int he early morning light

    Hearing- the ability to hear the bird sing, to listen to the waves of the ocean or the gentle trickle of water in a stream or creek

    Taste- to be able to enjoy a cup of coffee, chocolate and my favourite fruits when they are in season

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  11. Gambit87
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    26 August 2021 in reply to Doolhof

    Today I am thankful for

    Being alive

    my pet budgie

    and as always my beautiful girlfriend.

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  12. Blue's Clues
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    26 August 2021 in reply to Gambit87

    Hi all,

    EM, thinking of you and Alexa. Big hugs! Sleepy, glad you got through that horrible experience and know that you are strong.

    Today I am thankful:

    - That I have courage, and faced something I wasn't keen to face.

    - For my beautiful husband-to-be and our sweet birds.

    - That my orange and poppyseed muffins came out pretty darn good.

    - That the trees in our yard are doing well.

    Blue.

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  13. Guest9337
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    26 August 2021 in reply to Blue's Clues

    I am thankful for my return to my posting here.

    I am thankful for wordpress websites, they absolutely rock.

    I am thankful for redistributing myself over some time, now about these great bb friends of mine?

    I am thankful we can chat again, I won't even explain the reason, for my silly off season.

    I am thankful for chocolate cream donuts and warm coffee and a heater and my pc working well!

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  14. Sleepy21
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    26 August 2021 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Thanks blues!

    Thankful for:

    getting up early to have an appointment

    That relevant stuff to my care was addressed in a timely way

    that I got to listen to my favourite song today

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  15. Gambit87
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    27 August 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    Today I am thankful for

    Having a job

    spring time creeping in

    living near the river.

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  16. quirkywords
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    28 August 2021 in reply to Gambit87

    Yesterday 27 was thankful for

    someone whom listened

    someone who read my writing

    someone who cared.

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  17. Guest9337
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    28 August 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    I am thankful I awoke today.

    I am thankful for my wife bringing me a hot coffee.

    I am thankful for computers, they allow people to say something just once and have it potentially heard forever.

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  18. Guest9337
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    28 August 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    I am thankful a beyondblue counsellor and her assistance with making yet another formal complaint about ___.

    I am thankful for absolutely outstanding and accurate records keeping on my own behalf!

    I am thankful that I continue.

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  19. Guest9337
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    28 August 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    I am thankful for waking up early and feeling pretty good.

    I am thankful for my morning coffee and the porridge.

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  20. Sophia16
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    29 August 2021

    I'm thankful for having an amazing family who supports me through tough times

    I'm thankful for the food on my table. Affording things that i enjoy eating

    I'm thankful for my little cat who gives me affection when I most need it.

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  21. ecomama
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    29 August 2021

    Today I am thankful for...

    my daughter buying us food and bringing it to us

    my garden, which has never felt like such a sanctuary as now

    my home.

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  22. missep123
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    29 August 2021 in reply to missep123

    Today I am thankful:

    1) That I could get my vaccine (I know there are a lot of opinions regarding this but this is just one thing I am personally grateful for!)

    2) My partner for always taking care of me

    3) My family and pet

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  23. Guest9337
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    29 August 2021 in reply to missep123

    I am thankful my first pay it forward give away went so well! Very happy chappy was he.

    I am thankful for a photograph of my inner family on my desk.

    I am thankful for a photograph of my wife, above my desk.

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  24. megabytesteve
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    31 August 2021

    1st September

    "Gratitude
    Gratitude, thankfulness, or gratefulness, from the Latin word gratus "pleasing, thankful", is a feeling of appreciation felt by and/or similar positive response shown by the recipient of kindness, gifts, help, favors, or other types of generosity, to the giver of said gifts." -wiki

    I'm grateful for all the people I've encountered throughout my life world wide. It's been a learning experience.

    I'm also very grateful for my friends and for putting up with me. They know who they are.

    But most of all, I'm grateful for having a second, third, fourth and fifth chance in life, 'back from the dead'. (metaphor)

    Thank You All!

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  25. Guest9337
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    1 September 2021 in reply to megabytesteve

    I am thankful I awoke this morning pain free.

    I am thankful a friend replied to my communication.

    I am thankful spring has sprung forth.

  26. ecomama
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    1 September 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    Hey Sleepy

    Alexa's not so good. Surgery wasn't successful. On a positive note the cysts were benign so that's a plus. More surgery planned my poor darling girl.

    I'm grateful that:

    ~ Our Covid tests were negative. The close contact who worked with Yvette for over 8h ended up being diagnosed positive but is very well with it, so that's good.

    ~ P.son got almost 100% in his Maths Trial HSC exam! Mr Smarty Emu Pants lol. His teacher phoned him and talked with him for AGES and was almost crying with happiness, gratitude and shock lol! How sweet! The true mark is yet to be determined, his teacher needed to get another teacher to remark it to remove any bias but it's close to 100%, crazy marks.

    ~ I have my garden. Forever a place of sanctuary I'm so grateful for.

    Love EMxxxx

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  27. Guest9337
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    2 September 2021 in reply to ecomama

    I am thankful I am knowledgeable enough about website building that I can give my time/effort to a person who wants to create a website cheaply.

    I am thankful for this mornings coffee.

    I am thankful Wife has brought me porridge for breakfast, I really like it when she does that.

    I am thankful for a loving wife and being in Love with her.

  28. Doolhof
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    2 September 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    Today I am thankful for

    - an opportunity to chat with a grief counsellor who didn't tell me I should be thankful my children died as kids are nothing but trouble ( as a previous counsellor stated!)

    - my husband and I were able to chat about a misunderstanding

    - we have food for dinner tonight

  29. topsy_
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    2 September 2021 in reply to Doolhof

    Today I’m thankful for

    - the sun shone all day

    - it was warm enough to have the heater off & the doors open

    - my husband - he’s great company & a terrific cook. I’m very spoilt.

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