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Gratitude memeage

Got this one from wyrmwwd. I'm sure she just copied the questions from the source she got it from. I, on the other hand, have tried to clean up the grammar and syntax. So says The Masked Grammarian. ;-)

  1. Notice a pleasure of one or more of the five senses (hearing, smell, sight, touch, taste). What stands out that you are grateful for?

    The smell of coffee, caprine's music, and the sensation of hugging my sweetie.

  2. Find something good in your immediate situation. What are you grateful for right now?

    Having a job that pays me enough to meet all my expenses and still have something left over. I lived far too many years of my life where there was too much month at the end of the money, and I'm extremely grateful that I'm not in that situation right now.

  3. Think of something you are grateful for in your life, currently or in your past. It could be as simple as having a roof over your head. What are you grateful for?

    Morgan Freeman. It is at least partially because of him that I learned how to read as early as I did. Those of you who were children (or parents) in the early 70's will understand.

  4. Bring to mind a person who makes you feel cared about. It need not be a perfect relationship, just caring and warm. Who are you genuinely grateful for?

    My sweetie. Expostulation redacted to prevent blood sugar spikes in my readers.

  5. Bring to mind someone you like and are glad you have in your life. Who are you grateful for?

    Aside from my sweetie, my two best friends in the world: Allison "caprine" Lonsdale and Dave "neo_tanuki" Thun. They've seen me at my best and at my worst, and they've stuck with me through it all. I would be a very different person without them in my life.

  6. Think of some things that make you feel strong, peaceful, grateful, or happy. What stands out that you are grateful for?

    Meditation and pranayama. When I'm feeling scared or stressed or just grr, five minutes of pranayama followed by five minutes of meditation sets me right. It's almost magic.

  7. Is there a negative event or thought you can turn positive? What can you ‘turn around’ and be grateful for?

    It's hard to think about sometimes, but as evil as the evil ex was, without her I would not be where I am or who I am, and I like both of those things (for the most part). So, yes, in a way I am indeed grateful for her. And if anyone ever tells her that, I'll be very put out.

  8. Savor the little things. Some things we are grateful for arrive with little fanfare. What is a small moment or task that you are grateful for right now?

    The purr of my kitty when I pet her.

  9. Think of a time in your recent day or night that feels particularly good, comforting, or centering. What time of day are you grateful for, and what was going on?

    Playing Star Wars: The Old Republic with neo_tanuki last night. It was the first time we'd been able to play in something like two months, and it was awesome.

  10. Consider the concept of gratitude. How can you approach it? How can you enjoy it? To take in the good, you have to want to help yourself. How can you stick up for yourself today? What attribute do you have or want to have that you are grateful for?

    Hey, no fair asking four questions in one. Geesh.

    Seriously, though, I do an emotional exercise every day, and one of those is to think of things that I am truly grateful for. Doing so lifts my mood almost immediately. I also am trying to practice radical honesty, which is way harder than it sounds, and it sounds pretty hard. But by not expressing false gratitude, I feel the true gratitude more strongly.


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wyrmwwd
Jan. 5th, 2015 06:31 pm (UTC)
Good answers. Thank you for sharing!
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