Gratitude – 11/3 meeting

One of the great traditions that many families have at Thanksgiving is going around the table and each person tells what they are thankful for.

That is exactly the discussion Don led us through last night.

First we talked about how expressing gratitude helps us both physically and mentally. 

We started talking about the “Big Picture” and what major things in life we are grateful for.  We opened up the room and everyone contributed.  Some of the topics that were brought up were:

  1. Your family
  2. Close friends
  3. Good health
  4. Your home
  5. Your job
  6. Healthy food
  7. Your education
  8. Your pets
  9. A good night’s sleep
  10. 10.Having enough money
  11. Weekends
  12. 12.Art
  13. 13.Teachers
  14. 14.Modern healthcare
  15. 15.Music

That was big picture, but we also talked about  small things that are part of our everyday life.  Some of the topics included were:

  1. Indoor plumbing
  2. Food delivery services
  3. Wifi
  4. Netflix
  5. Fuzzy Socks
  6. Deodorant
  7. The ability to Google any question
  8. Toilet Paper
  9. Duct Tape
  10. 10.Good hair days
  11. Bacon
  12. 12.Fortune cookies with perfectly timed fortunes
  13. 13.Cat videos
  14. 14.GPS
  15. 15.Auto save
  16. 16.Spellcheck
  17. 17.Chapstick

That was followed by a discussion of what about Thanksgiving itself we are grateful for?

  1. Holidays with family (or friends)
  2. A good meal
  3. A comfy couch or chair
  4. Your favorite Thanksgiving side dish
  5. Uncontrollable laughter
  6. Pie
  7. Seeing old friends
  8. Grandparents
  9. Not being the turkey

We finished with talking about our group.  One person after another contributed what our group has meant to their lives.  It was an inspiring and heartfelt end to a great meeting!

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