Gratitude Forum

You are invited! Gratitude Forum is an online gathering place where you are invited to post five things you are grateful for on a daily or weekly basis.

Our purpose is to form a community of gratitude as a spiritual discipline in response to the command to give thanks always and for everything (Ephesians 5:20). This is intended to be a sacred space where participants can feel safe sharing from the heart.

Four Simple Steps

You can post as a guest. No registration required.

  • Click on the current month topic (e.g., August 2019) below
  • Reply to post your five gratitudes
  • Sign your posts with your first name or a screen name
  • Click save

A Couple of Rules

Gratitude Forum’s purpose is for participants to share the the spiritual discipline of expressing gratitude in community. All posts other than gratitude will be deleted, including giving advice, providing information or asking questions no matter how well meaning.

That’s it! Now we invite you to try posting once or twice. If you like it, join us on this gratitude journey.

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October 2019

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This Saturday, I give thanks for ...

~ shadows from street light filtered through the tree leaves
~ an uneventful drive home - 6 hrs vs. 10 hrs to get there
~ sipping a glass of wine
~ watching as afternoon sky shifts to dusk
~ going to the pool for the first time in ages
~ a good workout for my knee
~ canceling remaining PT appointments
~ intention to workout at the pool three times a week
~ cautiously hopeful my knee will get stronger
~ hoping for restorative sleep soon after <5 hrs/night this week
~ all is well

shine
sandra

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This Monday morning I am grateful for:

* seeing a gorgeous maple tree with flaming leaves 

* God's love for me as His child

* the compliments I received about the beauty of my rosaries at my craft show

* the sales of my rosaries and rosary bracelets 

* my husband's sister being able to handle her father's emotional outbursts during crisis 

* waking up today 

Peace,

Donna 

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Grateful this Monday afternoon for:

* news that my husband's mother is finally off the ventilator after being on it for 3 weeks 

* quiet time alone with God

* the thought that someone else might be receiving benefit from the rosary bracelet I lost yesterday 

* my marriage ministry friends 

* laughter 

Donna 

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Grateful this Monday afternoon for ...

~ quintessential fall weather
~ meeting a kindred spirit unexpectedly
~ the serendipitous interwoven threads of people's lives
~ son's confidence
~ equanimity in the present moment
~ reminders of what a small world we share
~ all is well

shine
sandra

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Grateful this Tuesday for:

* not getting injured in the car accident today

* the strength of my husband when I was crying

* my husband's mother getting stronger

* safe travel to the hospital 

* God's love and peace 

Donna 

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Grateful this Wednesday for:

* plans moving relatively smoothly for the funeral service of my husband's mother 

* strength from God to be supportive of my husband and his sister and his dad 

* compassion I feel as I help the family plan & grieve 

* my family's love and support during this time of loss

* my Aunt Rita

Peace,

Donna 

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Grateful this Sunday morning for:

* a loving memorial to my husband's mother who died last week 

* God's presence during this difficult time 

* the funeral home staff

* the crisp day with clouds and sun peeking through 

* the many family and friends who came to celebrate 

Peace, 

Donna 

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This Monday night grateful for:

* my successful medical procedure today

* my husband not having to work today

* good friends sending us sympathy cards and love & prayers 

* a marriage coach who takes a personal interest in us and calling out of the blue to show his love & support 

* husband's family expressing gratitude and love to us

Donna 

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This Sunday morning grateful for:

* my husband growing stronger emotionally 

* the cold morning with the fireplace on

* the pretty piles of leaves

* meditation on being a beloved child of God 

* my husband's mother is at peace 

Donna 

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  1. My health
  2. My husband
  3. Willingness to exercise and take care of myself physically
  4. Time for myself
  5. Prayer groups

Carolyn

Benefits of Sharing Gratitude

Posting gratitude in an online community has been a life-changing experience for me. I have posted more than 3,160 days since November 2009. It has taught me to be thankful not only for the big things but also the little things, like a fleeting moment of beauty, God’s constant grace, small kindnesses and glimpses of a silver lining in unwanted situations. Reading others’ gratitude teaches me new things to give thanks for.

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