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What are you grateful for?

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Erica
-   November 1, 2022
I'm my husbands caretaker, i do a lot for him. He doesn't have many mobility issues, and is more dependent right now than he has been in the past. But he's unable to work and is quite sick most days so he doesn't really move around much. We were talking last night about how life is going to be for me when he dies and he stopped talking and looked at me and expressed how grateful he was to me for sticking by his side and not running away. So many of the other couples in our situation split and the sick spouse always goes downhill fast afterwards. It's not easy on either party. But he's grateful that I'm here and fighting this battle with him.
I'm glad he thanked me, I deserve the gratitude from him. But also, I would take care of him even if he wasn't grateful just because of how much I love him.
Luz Alba
-   October 31, 2022
Por tener para comer y poder disfrutar de antojos
Me mantiene saludable
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Maryann
-   October 31, 2022
On the last day of October, in the Northeast, I picked a handful of tomatoes that ripened on the vine despite many of their leaves being ruined by freezing temperatures a few nights.
Made me happy because I love tomatoes and made me proud and grateful for my amazing daughter who planted the magnificent garden.
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Desmond
-   October 31, 2022
I'm thankful for myself. I don't give myself enough credit for the things I've done.
Everything I've gone through pushes me to be a better/more developed person, and I should be thankful that I have always kept an open mind about growth, because I would be different if I was stuck in my ways
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Desmond
-   October 31, 2022
I'm thankful for myself. I don't give myself enough credit for the things I've done.
Everything I've gone through pushes me to be a better/more developed person, and I should be thankful that I have always kept an open mind about growth, because I would be different if I was stuck in my ways
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Catherine
-   October 31, 2022
I am visiting family on the East Coast. My mother is about to undergo surgery and I am here to help her through it. Today is a thoughtful and yet productive day for me so far as I prepare for the next two days with my mother.
While it's stressful, I'm feeling grateful to be with loving family and to be enjoying such lovely autumn weather here.
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Sandra
-   October 31, 2022
My husband had his retirement ceremony after 40 years of service in the US Navy this past Friday; while it was very stressful getting that ceremony to come off without a hitch, he was so reflective and thoughtful about the ceremony and wrote me the most beautiful letter that he had tucked into the flowers that were presented to me as part of the ceremony. He made me feel so honored and appreciated and loved, and it was so public for all to see--that it was our family's sacrifice, not just his profession.
solidified our commitment and acknowledged that we are partners in this life through all journeys
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Erica
-   October 31, 2022
I was wallowing in self pity and despair yesterday, it was a crap day. I'm watching my husband get more ill and waste away, my finances are terrible, wage garnishments pending, my car is breaking down, I'm overwhelmed! But this morning I woke up and got a second chance. I want to take a moment to appreciate and be grateful for the opportunity to try again. Reset! I'm going to be grateful today.
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Maryann
-   October 31, 2022
Slept well and still feel optimistic after a resilient day yesterday and a very successful do-over' in my election project
Will know more later today. It is only 6 am
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Maryann
-   October 30, 2022
Resilience. I am deeply concerned about the election, and I have been doing some phone banking. I hate the phone and seldom answer mine. My friends know I will call them back. But this election is so important that I decided to volunteer as a phone banker. I have 10 years of customer service experience, so I am quite able. (Thankfully).
But a few days ago I went on social media to say goodbye, and then I deleted the account. That hour or so of doom-scrolling set me up to neglect this project. Thought I would catch up later.
I ended up in a fairly dark and unhappy place. But I learned years ago to keep moving, and I did so.
Long story long, I got back up and I have had a wonderful day including some very successful phone banking.
Note to self: doNOT procrastinate this project!!!
I came back to the happy place that I had found when I began my 21 day challenge.
Nicole
-   October 30, 2022
I do all my Dad's laundry and fold it ever week.
I felt great as I try my best to make his life easier.
Tthomas
-   October 30, 2022
I am grateful for Premier League football. Great Play and strategy. 2 45 min halves without commercials. Such a great experiience compared to American sports. Thanks to internet, i can stream games all week long!
It inspires me to keep active and fit at my middle age.
ma
-   October 30, 2022
I’m currently in the process of change and have a really hard time to get things moving so every little things that i manage to put in the done mark is really awsome. I purshase an app to track my habbit and a finance program to manage my finance better.
Just watch some movie where main character couldn’t move around. So I’m reall thankful to have both leg and i can move arround an have an okay health.
Already have done lot of daily habbit and single task hope to stick to it . Still lot of things to do but at least i move forward.
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Karen
-   October 29, 2022
She called me with an impromptu dinner invite.
I lost my husband earlier this month and she reached out in case I was lonely, which I was!
Andrea
-   October 29, 2022
I sent her a text to thank her for being a careful listener and sending words of encouragement. Debbie said I’m a good listener and glad we have developed a closer relationship.
Acknowledged
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Jacob
-   October 29, 2022
A downstairs neighbor has given me and another neighbor some pork tenderloin which she didn't much care for.
I like pork and she seasoned it well, using the packet(s) that came with it.
Tthomas
-   October 28, 2022
My wife is very understanding of me when I am having a stressful moment. She is patient and waits for me to get through it. SHe is always available to help.
She helps me grow and helps me deal with stressful situations better.
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Maryann
-   October 28, 2022
Thanked me for a small gift I sent
I felt appreciated and I felt deep friendship
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Maryann
-   October 28, 2022
Thanked me for a small gift I sent
I felt appreciated and I felt deep friendship
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Maryann
-   October 28, 2022
Thanked me for a small gift I sent
I felt appreciated and I felt deep friendship
Dominique
-   October 28, 2022
Yesterday, when I finally got home, I saw one of our maintenance workers where I live moving these huge garbage receptacles by herself. I yelled out “Hello!” She stopped as always and waved hello while pushing the bins up a slight hill. I watched and opened the door to walk into the lobby. As I rode the elevator, I thought "If I offered to help, she would've responded with an immediate "No", so I went inside and grabbed two bottles of cold water out of the refrigerator and went back downstairs. She was moving on to the last bin when I yelled "Hi! Thank you for working so hard. I have water for you!" She looked at me and stared, then smiled. She said "WOW. Thanks so much. I left my water bottle in the office. Thank you for always saying hello. Most people see me and never say anything. I really appreciate it!".
Honestly, it made me feel really good, because I knew I would not have been able to go about my evening without doing something to help her.
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Erica
-   October 28, 2022
It's getting cold outside now in KY. The leaves are falling and the mornings and evenings are chilly. I am so grateful that I have a warm and safe shelter to retire into at night. There are so many that do not. I often don't have much food in the cabinets but I've never gone without, never experiencing actual true hunger. My apartment is warm and as safe as I can make it in my neighborhood. I'm so glad I have my little bubble. My cubby of protection.
survival
Nicole
-   October 27, 2022
Leena and Annisa at the VA Clinic are warm and friendly. The interactions with everyone at the clinic has been amazing. They gave a lot of helpful information to both my husband and I as he is transitioning his care there as a new patient at the clinic.
Annisa helped me change some appointments for my husband, she was so friendly and helpful. Leena who conducted the pharmacy call, not only went over all my husband's meds but also made it a point to give us all the phone numbers that would be helpful to us and also reviewed all his upcoming appointments and made sure we were prepared for them ahead of time. While this sounds like something that should always happen, it has not been the case for the last 3 years. We have had to fight for all the care my husband needed in the last VA facilities and the communication has been so poor that it has actually left me so frustrated that I was brought to tears on two separate occasions. This has given my husband and I hope that he will get the care he needs and deserves here.
Sander
-   October 27, 2022
Went to the forest with the family again for the second time this year, when mostly we go there yearly. Grateful it's been a beautiful autumn this farm which made it possible to go again on another beautiful day.
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Desmond
-   October 27, 2022
After school she took me to Wendy's
It tasted good and we don't usually go there.