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LeaLea
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Gratitude

Hello everyone. I hope people are finding some positivity today, even if it's only fleeting, it's good to hold on to those moments.

I thought I'd start a thread to help us reflect on the good things in life. So many of us have depression, negative thoughts and poor self image and it's hard to rise above it and find meaning in our lives.

One tool I've found pretty useful is keeping a Gratitude Journal. I have one from a shop called Kikki K, which prompts you to write three things every day for which you are grateful. I used it to help me see the good things I have in my life and allowing gratitude to spur me on to a more positive outlook.

So, maybe we can start a gratitude thread! Just list 3 things which you are grateful for today. If you can't think of 3, just 1 or 2, just to get some positivity going.

I'll start!

Today I am grateful for:

1. Having a roof over my head
2. My wonderful, one in a million boyfriend, who's there for me no matter what the day brings
3. My two cats, who give me unconditional love, regardless of how I feel about myself

Lea

Poppet
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I simply loooove gratitude

I simply loooove gratitude list! Thanks for initiating this!

Grateful for...
Listening to air
Being in a super comfortable bed
Having this secure community I can belong to
Having this funnel and exciting job
Really feelings my element
My body looking and. Feeling great
Being healthy
Knowing I have the power to change things and take decisions that are right for me
An exciting other year ahead
Colleagues that respect me
Family that loves me dearly and is near

Xxx

Poppet

beachykeen
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Thank you for this. I just

Thank you for this. I just got really sad at work for no good reason (there was a reason but its not a good one). I was trying to acknowledge all of the things I have to be grateful for instead of focusing on what I won't experience.
I'm grateful for...
The freedom and independence to fly to NYC on a whim for the afternoon to see a show I've been waiting a year for.
The ability to afford my apartment and not worry about how I'm gonna pay rent
The unconditional affection of my darling fur ball. Sometimes she's the only reason I get out of bed in the morning.

Angel333
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I am grateful to be

I am grateful to be physically in good health (eg: I have 2 arms, 2 legs, I can see, I can hear, I can walk, I can talk...)
I am grateful to have a roof over my head and the ability to pay my bills etc each month
I am grateful to have a family and friends I can turn to when needs must

'We are each of us angels with only one wing, so we can only fly by embracing each other'

Poppet
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And today I am grateful

And today I am grateful for...
Getting to know someone well
Building a new friendship
Men, all, the good and bad ones - so to speak
Human beings, and their flaws that make them so perfect. Their qualities that make them so beautiful
Knowing I need to change to get what I want
Love in all its different shapes and forms
Being in a new countty and travelling
Loving myself

Poppet

LeaLea
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I'm glad people are finding

I'm glad people are finding this helpful!

Today I am grateful for:

The sun shining
My kind and caring dad who always tries to help me when I feel down
My lovely lizards, who don't care what I look like as long as I look after them well
My heated blanket, which makes the winter nights much more bearable

Lea

Ashleysb
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heated blanket! that sounds

heated blanket! that sounds lovely! :)
I am grateful for making new friends at work
I am thankful for my boyfriend who just held me while i cried about my crappy day and ran his fingers through my hair and probably told my he loved me a hundred times..
I am grateful for my mother who doesn't know how to help but always wants to

AlexLilyFlower
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I am gratefull

I am gratefull for.....

Living in this beatiful part of the country,
Being Educated in the 'Stiener Education' and growing up around eccentric old hippies/lovely people
Having amazing parents

a.l.s

Tania
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I am Grateful for who I am

I am Grateful for who I am today. I am grateful for my journey till now. I am grateful to know this journey will continue till I am on this planet, and I have the rest of my life to discover more and more surprises and lessons. I am grateful I am alive & kicking. I am grateful I have Me. I am grateful for my body, that I have tortured and hated so much and for so long, and still my body is here with me, fighting and living. I am grateful for having found this website at the, and most of all for the Incredible Human Beings I have met and became my family through this.

LeaLea
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Today I am grateful for

Today I am grateful for friends, for my body's ability to repair itself, my sight and hearing and my ability to walk.

Lea

Angel333
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Today I am grateful to come

Today I am grateful to come home to some quiet,peace and serene time after my work
Grateful for the food I am putting I'm my mouth, the drink I am warming up with
Grateful to not have to worry or fear where my next meal is coming from

'We are each of us angels with only one wing, so we can only fly by embracing each other'

LeaLea
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Today I am grateful for the

Today I am grateful for the rain, that watered my plants when I forgot! I am grateful for love and all that goes with it to make my life feel rich and beautiful. I am grateful for the smiles I got from strangers today which helped brighten my day.

Lea

goldbeetle
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today im grateful for my

today im grateful for my parents who love me unconditionally and are funny and awesome,
im grateful for my job and the people i work with, always making each other laugh and supporting one another,
and im grateful for the birds that chirp and flutter about each morning, along with the rain and beautiful gray skies that have been lingering about all day
xo

Ashleysb
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I am grateful that it is

I am grateful that it is 12:48 pm and I have not binged or purged and I have been up since 7 am and haven't left the house yet!
I am grateful to go shopping with my sisters tomorrow and to see my mother tonight so she can help me find a doctor

Angel333
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I am so grateful to be lying

I am so grateful to be lying in my nice warm cosy bed with my gorgeous cat snuggling in next to me. I'm so tired and a feeling like warm, cosy and comfortable bed comes close to not much! So greatful I can experience that when you realise how many in the world have never or ever wil come close to experiencing that feeling for themselves

'We are each of us angels with only one wing, so we can only fly by embracing each other'

freakyblonde88
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Today I'm grateful for: Being

Today I'm grateful for:
Being able to wear comfy clothes at work cause it's Saturday
That I get to go home to the sweetest most caring man in the world once my work day is done.
That I am able to walk, feed myself, work, drive, all the things we can do that we take for-granted.
That my bf let me borrow his car since mine is in the shop, cutting travel time to work in half.

Life is too short to not be happy

freakyblonde88
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Today I*m grateful for the

Today I*m grateful for the sunshine (even though it's september in Scandinavian
I'm grateful for my best friend, being just that.
I'm grateful for my couch, which is now soothing a very very tired me.
I'm grateful for the cup of tea with chocolate biscuit in front of me
I'm grateful I have sight to see the show on the TV
I'm grateful to having loving arms around me (they also cleaned up the dinner dishes) :D

Life is too short to not be happy

freakyblonde88
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Been to long since we posted

Been to long since we posted in here:

Today I am thankful for being able to go have a laugh at the gym with a fun crowd yet still move our bodies.
Being able to Drive the car to and from work on weekends, optimizing my time.

Enjoying Salted butter on my home baked toasted rolls for lunch :-)

Have an awesome Sunday everyone!

Life is too short to not be happy

somethingblooming
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Today I am grateful for my

Today I am grateful for my one year of recovery, ups and downs included.

I am grateful for my hilarious, loyal and supportive boyfriend Will.

I am grateful for the TV show Friends, which always manages to cheer me up.

I am grateful for this site and all the wonderful people on it.

"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”

Angel333
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Today I am grateful for my

Today I am grateful for my heating! Been so cold these last few days and I suppose it is taken for granted being able to turn on the heating with the flick of a switch without even thinking about the unfortunate who don't have or cant afford the luxery of using the heating system.

I am also grateful for my dinner which I am away to prepare. A peppered steak with mashed sweet potato and some roasted peppers and Kale...grateful I can eat well and cook well! Even if it is a solitary meal for one :(

'We are each of us angels with only one wing, so we can only fly by embracing each other'

Ashleysb
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Today I am grateful for

Today I am grateful for remembering to go on this site and talk to all of you amazing people I have been in a treatment center for my bulimia and anxiety and depression its been such a great help I have been here for three weeks and I am binge purge free for three weeks which is the longest I have ever gone and I am grateful for my ability to stay strong and keep it up. I am grateful I have only another week until I can return home because I am home sick. I am grateful my boyfriend is visiting me in recovery and I am grateful that I had a chance to go to a treatment center that is treating all of my emotions issues from my childhood as well as the eating disorder I finally feel like i can do this!

freakyblonde88
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Today I am grateful that I am

Today I am grateful that I am able to have my nieces visit me for their Autumn Break, and that we are having fun and enjoying life while being able to eat healthily and create good habits.

Life is too short to not be happy

Ashleysb
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Today I am grateful that I

Today I am grateful that I have a body that gets me where I need to go and I am grateful for forgiveness and having a positive outlook.

chaniart
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today I'm grateful

today I'm grateful for:
having free hour during the working day
being able to find 'safe' food

HopefulGirl
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I loved this idea of the

I loved this idea of the grateful list! Thanks for sharing it!
Today I am grateful for:
Not giving up on recovery
Being healthy
having my home
having people who love me
having a great job
being talented in so many aspects
believing in God

HopefulGirl

freakyblonde88
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I am grateful for having

I am grateful for having things to laugh about, that life isn't sad, that even in the bad times there are always good times.

I am grateful that it's Friday and I have an early shift at work meaning I get to spend more time with my Hubby

Life is too short to not be happy

Angel333
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I'm grateful for Alex-Lily

I'm grateful for Alex-Lily and Lea - both who I met through this site and both who have become more than just support for me but very good friends. Love ya's! Xxx

'We are each of us angels with only one wing, so we can only fly by embracing each other'

neenaa
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Hi everyone! I am grateful

Hi everyone!

I am grateful for 5 days off and to not have to worry about doing ANYTHING. It feels relaxing and joyful. :)

I am grateful for my beautiful cozy apartment and my fireplace. I have the air conditioner running at 66 degrees, plus a fire. lol

I am grateful for my sobriety for the past 4 months straight because it has allowed me to earn my self respect back along with my boyfriend who treats me like a queen. Without my sobriety, I would be poor, sad, lonely, and depressed.

I am grateful to be in recovery from marathon training as I ran a marathon last Sunday and now I get to slowly ease back into training. It was nice to not have to run today.

I am grateful that all my bills are paid and I have money in savings account/401k.

I am grateful my family lives near me.

I am grateful for reconnecting with my old friends.

I am grateful for the fall.

I am grateful for a blessed future and life in recovery.

:)

giraffelaura
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This is such a good idea and

This is such a good idea and a reminder to myself that I need to really look at all the good in my life.

I'm grateful, thankful, blessed for...

God's cherishing and nurturing love which is ultimately displayed by sacrificing Jesus just to save me

My mother and her partner supporting me and letting me live with them for a while whilst I recover since being out of hospital

The beautiful countryside I live in and all the country footpaths I can take that lead straight from my front door

Feeling safe where I live locally, and in my country. No threat of guns, war, genocide, torture, injustice.

My beautiful boy Cubby (pet kitty) who always sleeps with me, knows when I am struggling and gives me so much of his love

Not having to worry where my next drink or meal will be, yes I have problems around eating but I have access to food and will never starve

I have no financial strains at the moment. I am so lucky to have material wealth compared to such a large percentage of the world in poverty

Be still and know that I am God

Sarahb
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I am grateful for having this

I am grateful for having this site.
I am grateful for my husband, son and kitty cat
I am grateful for having a second chance at recovery

LeaLea
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I'm grateful for my

I'm grateful for my friends.
I'm grateful for being able to buy really good local produce from my green grocer and markets.
And I'm grateful for the smiles I get when my cats do silly things.

Lea

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