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Write a gratitude list for the month of August.

We’re keeping it simple for our #mightyminute today and reflecting on the good from this past month. Who kept you going? What goal(s) did you achieve? How many perfect cups of tea did you make? What trick did your dog learn? All shades and sizes of gratitude count.

If your August was especially hard and you’re having to dig realllll deep to unearth that thankfulness, just know you can always come back to this community. We’re grateful for you, your story, your existence, your presence — always.

#CheckInWithMe #Gratitude #Grief #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #Autism #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Parenting #CheerMeOn

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Tootsies #MultipleSclerosis #ChronicPain #Diabetes

In December I was diagnosed with Diabetes. Prior I was feeling foot pain at night that kept me up. I thought it was my MS. Flash forward and Diabetes controlled on Metformin my foot pain has improved. Every morning when I feel the floor and walk I smile and feel blessed. #Gratitude
Namaste 🙏🍃🧘🏻‍♀️

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when I’m overcome with depression and anxiety, I fight.

Gratitude is what saves me every day. When I find myself being overcome with grief, with sadness, when that broken record plays reminding me of the song that depicts the large holes in my heart that will always remain part of its shape, when I’m overcome with depression, and anxiety, I fight. I fight to remind myself what I have and just how lucky I am to have the things I do now. Over and over I repeat and remind myself until the darkness is overshadowed by the light. I do not ignore my grief or sadness or the songs of memory, instead I write. I reflect. I let it out as much as I can while being mindful to not to let it consume me. To not let my children see it consume me, but instead see me fight. See me acknowledge it’s okay to feel sad sometimes, to see me take those deep breaths and grounding techniques to prevent a panic attack, to see mama taking a short break or walk outside, because to tell them to ignore sadness would be a lie. That’s how we get to the point of it consuming us to begin with. You cannot control what feelings you have, but you can work to manage them. So for me, I write. I reflect. I remind myself to breathe. I remind myself how grateful I am. And I fight. #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #Breathe #GroundingTechniques #keepgoing #PanicAttacks #Gratitude

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Grateful for the little things #Gratitude #ChronicDepression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness

Hello everybody. I hope you are having a minimal pain day today! I just wanted to say hello and wish you well. I'm feeling happy today and just wanted to celebrate this small thing💜. If you are having a flare today I send you gentle hugs.

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Ways to cultivate gratitude:

#Gratitude #Wellbeing

Gratitude is a way for people to appreciate what they have instead of always reaching for something new in the hopes it will make them happier or thinking they can't feel satisfied until every physical and material need is met. Gratitude helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. And, although it may feel contrived at first, this mental state grows stronger with use and practice.

Here are some ways to cultivate gratitude on a regular basis.

Write a thank-you note. You can make yourself happier and nurture your relationship with another person by writing a thank-you letter or email expressing your enjoyment and appreciation of that person's impact on your life.

Send it, or better yet, deliver and read it in person if possible. Make a habit of sending at least one gratitude letter a month. Once in a while, write one to yourself.

Thank someone mentally. No time to write? It may help just to think about someone who has done something nice for you, and mentally thank the individual.

Keep a gratitude journal. Make it a habit to write down or share with a loved one thoughts about the gifts you've received each day.

Count your blessings. Pick a time every week to sit down and write about your blessings — reflecting on what went right or what you are grateful for. Sometimes it helps to pick a number — such as three to five things — that you will identify each week. As you write, be specific and think about the sensations you felt when something good happened to you.

Pray. People who are religious can use prayer to cultivate gratitude.

Meditate. Mindfulness meditation involves focusing on the present moment without judgment. Although people often focus on a word or phrase (such as "peace"), it is also possible to focus on what you're grateful for (the warmth of the sun, a pleasant sound, etc.).

You can refer to this:

The Science of Gratitude and Wellbeing | Blog

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Gratitude #Depression #Anxiety #Gratitude #Thanksgiving #Hope #Relationships #PTSD #MentalHealth

This week there was a major car accident involving a school bus. Some of the injured children had limbs amputated. It impacted me greatly as I recalled how in November how I was 8 hours away from having my leg amputated.

My leg has significant scars but I still have it and it still functions. The hospital that misdiagnosed my leg is still investigating how they could have got it so wrong. Instead of anger at their error I am striving to be grateful for the doctors that got it right and saved my leg and my life.

What are you grateful for today?

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