Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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marzipansfriend
I'm sitting here with a full belly after having eaten a delicious, fresh salad with crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes and creamy avocado.
I feel grateful that I have the means to purchase fresh, healthy food, and the capacity to enjoy it.
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Andrea G Rojas
Me prestó plata y no me reto.. ni puso peros
Me quedé más tranquila. Viajo más cómoda.
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Catapan
Two colleagues, on learning I’d quit my volunteer job, contacted me to ask me to stay in touch.
I wa glad that they’d thought to offer support, even though I need to take distance and move on right now.
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Catapan
A colleague went out of his way to catch up with me before I went in to a difficult “interview” with my line manager. He gave me a huge hug, said comforting things and he, too, was emotional.
His warmth and support made me cry but I took strength from his belief in me.
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Catapan
A friend and colleague sent me a message of support for the situation I was facing.
I felt very loved by his choice of words
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anneangel
I am so grateful that my children have grown into such interesting, funny, kind adults. I enjoy their company so much. I only wish they lived closer and we could spend more time together.
It is so gratifying and rewarding.
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Vigilance
I was able to visit my wedding venue today, a few days before the event. The venue owner told me I can come as early as tomorrow to start setting up.
This helps so much!
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Catapan
My friend, home from cancer surgery, thanked me for going to spend time with her.
I realised that she was having to reassess her recent behaviour of telling people to stay away so I was glad for her that she was seeing her life a little differently and I hope her mood swings stay balanced.
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Catapan
My late husband’s good friend called to spend time with me on the eve of a difficult situation I’m facing tomorrow.
I felt supported even though I am still very anxious about what’s ahead. It was so good of him to take the time from his very busy life. He always makes me smile.
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Madiha
ALLAH gave me material n determination to make lasagna for myself in the midst of allergy days
I m thankful to ALLAH for making me eat this delicious meal
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Artful Bash
I owe a gigantic thank you to the veterinarian who will be performing my adopted dog’s spay surgery tomorrow; Thank you for being able to move her surgery up two days (we are SO excited to bring her home early!!!), and thank you in advance for keeping her safe during her surgery...I know that she is in good, loving, caring hands. Thank you for all the years you spent in veterinary school and residency, the massive student loans you incurred in the process, all the hard work you put in to get yourself through it all, and then the decision you made to work in shelter medicine. The work you do is truly amazing and my life has been forever changed for the better because of people like you. I won’t get the chance to meet you and thank you in person, but you deserve a very, very big and heartfelt thank you from every person who walks through the doors of your facility, so here is mine. I hope our dog gives you a big kiss right before she gets taken back for surgery!
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Artful Bash
The staff at the Carlsbad Animal Shelter called today to let me know they were able to move all of our stray cats’ surgeries to today (of our recent trap/neuter/release cat colony sterilization surgery extravaganza), thus consolidating my and my neighbor’s trips out to the shelter to just one day for the cats and making it so that all the cats would be brought home and released together! Way to go, guys! Way to make things so easy!
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buschsa524
I found a nonprofit organization that can use my skills to help children fighting cancer.
It gave me a purpose for doing something that I enjoy but never really felt . . . useful. Now I can be even happier doing something that made me happy to start with. Its amazing to know I'm helping and how much better can that get?
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Catapan
Two friends, separately, rang to check on how I was doing, and one in particular gave me a very good piece of advice.
I felt supported and knew I had people who care about me. I was also,grateful for the advice, which made sense and it was something I probably wouldn’t have thought of myself
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Catapan
A colleague, also a friend, rang to talk to me about what I’m going through and was very caring and supportive.
It helped me to talk it all through again, to be able to cry about my upset knowing I could trust him. I had thought I was all cried out, but obviously not, so it helped to cry some more.
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Catapan
I took my new-to-me camper van to my usual mechanic for a full check and service and he did his usual thorough, thoughtful job
I now know I will be safe driving this vehicle abroad this summer.
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Ctracy
I took the day off and rested.
It reminded me that it is important to take care of myself, body, mind, and spirit. I noticed a big different when I returned to work.
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Artful Bash
I brought my car into the dealership for service and as I was waiting for them to bring it around to the front once everything was done, I noticed one of the service representatives had a button on his shirt that read, “Happy Monday.” I mentioned that I liked it, thought it was great and asked if he had one for every day of the week (he does!). Sadly, he said I was the only person who’d noticed it and said anything about it, yet...but he thanked me for noticing.
It made me feel happy that something small like noticing his button (which he obviously put at least some thought into— he had to realize there was a need for it, make or buy it...a whole set for every day of the week, in fact, then remember to put one on every day, and no one could do something so small as say, “happy Monday to you, too”) made him feel that it was worth it. I hope he continues to wear the “Happy _____” buttons and that someone else notices.
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Winhall
Running. It makes me feel good every time.
It helps me regain my shattered confidence.
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Madiha
ALLAH saved life of my one and only sister and made her survive of a tragic accident
This made me realize that ALLAH values and answers my prayers
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Catapan
Although today I will be wearing “uniform” for my volunteer job (and it’s not really the best thing to wear in this hot weather) I looked in my wardrobe and saw my summer clothes, and I was grateful for my financial situation that permits me to have them.
I know I’m fortunate to have material and financial security.
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Catapan
I held open both sets of automatic doors at the library so that an older lady with a walker could come I safely, at her own pace.
I smiled at her thanks. For me it was such a small thing and I know it helped her
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Catapan
It’s another day of, for this region, high temperatures and summer weather.
I am going to be out of doors for several hours today and it will be great to have warm sunshine.
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Catapan
My friend (we met almost fifty years ago!) rang to see how I’m doing and to support me in my choices.
I felt proud to be able to tell her the decisions I’ve made, the actions I’m taking to really take care of myself. I enjoyed hearing her family news, too, and we reaffirmed we’re going to meet next month.
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Catapan
My elderly friend rang to check on how I was doing and we had a long chat.
As always I was warmed and cheered by her loving friendship and also glad to,hear that she is doing as well as she can, with slightly failing health and the results of ageing (she’s 86)