Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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cosmicmuffin
Last time I heard from my friend Arlene she was suffering so much from a leg injury that she didn't even want to communicate. Today, I got a totally unexpected phone call from her, all bright and talkative. After 40 minutes of lively chat I commented that she sounded much better, and she explained that the condition was much much better. Surgical intervention wasn't needed after all, just healing time.
The cheer in her voice reflected her relief and happiness straight into my life.
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Zivio
Extremely grateful that the icky and depressive thoughts regarding the current pandemic have recently lifted somewhat for me. Conditions haven't changed but there's more of a sense of peace.
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Zivio
Pleased to have been able to connect by phone with my erstwhile co-worker Denise today and get the company out of a jam with some of their ancient, unsupported software. Besides feeling good about saving them hours, if not days of frustration, I was surprised that hearing Denise's voice again brought tears of joy to my eyes.
This small human connection surprised me with its sweetness.
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jgodaire
I bought my friend a coffee from Starbucks.
I felt grateful to be able to do that.
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jgodaire
My friend extended some love and support after a heated argument with my mother.
I felt loved, appreciated, and much better than I did after the argument.
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Carol13
The opportunity to work from home
I am able to continue working, and help our staff stay employed during this difficult time
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ea
I am happy that my portuguese classes are starting again, this time online.
I am happy that I can invest time on something I wanted to learn.
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ModelBehavior
A restaurant owner I interviewed for an article I am writing thanked me for loving what I do and helping local business by publishing his experience struggling to stay afloat in the midst of the pandemic.
I felt reenforced in my decision to take this job as a reporter despite the low pay. I am very grateful.
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jgodaire
I went shopping for my mom and my friend today and they both thanked me for doing so and being so efficient in doing so.
I felt very grateful for their appreciation, but pleased with myself for doing such a good deed.
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ModelBehavior
I went out of my way by driving almost two hours to pick up a kitten for Camryn. We are all struggling to keep sane right now. He really needed this boost and yeah, it's stressful having a new kitten in the house, but this too shall pass. He will never forget how I made him feel and that's priceless to me.
Like he finally saw how much I really really love him!
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gratefulJoy
I am grateful I finished and submitted my History research paper.
It made me feel relieved.
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Camspar
This week has been our first week of online learning through Google Classroom. My students have been posting that they miss me, asking me how I am, or sharing things with me.
It feels great to be able to have some form of interaction with them again and I am also glad they now have the opportunity to do the same with each other, especially since a number of them have expressed that they feel bored because they miss their friends and do not have anyone to play with.
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cosmicmuffin
Every day I am so grateful for all the people who are making deliveries to my house: postperson, Amazon person, UPS, FedEx, instacart-- and my sister who sometimes shres her pantry and craft supplies with me. Bless them all for their activity that means so much. And if you use a grocery delivery service, please tip them generously.
I can have what I need and many things I want while I maintain a level of "shelter in place" without having to rate the risk of going out myself or having younger relatives go for me. (I am grateful too for those large-hearted young people's offers of help.)
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Elsa Wong
I donated to the Dog Shelter and they sent their thanks by giving me a gift - a cup on which a photo of my late beloved dog can be printed.
This gift will always bring me fond memories of my late beloved dog (passed away 15 months ago at age 15 years).
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Elsa Wong
I am grateful for my IT colleague who helped me install a few functions that allow me to use my desktop for Zoom call (with video and audio functions). As well, I can also have access to my desktop hard drive files from home if I need to work from home.
It makes meeting online and working from home far easier and more convenient, which is especially important during the current pandemic situation.
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Camspar
I feel very grateful to have a job where I am able to work from home while still getting a full paycheck during these unprecedented times.
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jgodaire
My brother made dinner and my mom helped me to figure out an issue with my extension cord.
I enjoyed the dinner my brother made, it brought us together a family for a few minutes, and it made my/my mothers lives easier. My mom ensured I would be able to safely plug my devices in, not cause a house fire, and use my devices when necessary.
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cosmicmuffin
I'm grateful for my new "sheltering-in-place" use of time. Now that my outside options are limited I am turning to projects that I used to relegate to the far end of my to-do-list. Now it's surprisingly pleasurable to tackle them! A month ago I would have said, "I don't like scrubbing the kitchen floors and never will like it!" But now every task-- even my least favorite-- brings unexpected satisfaction.
This time of personal restrictions seems to teach me to expand my notions of activity. It reminds me of how transformative my attitude can be. I will smile-- and my kitchen floor will look good.
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Hallwx
I was able to tidy the house and it m gave me a bit of cintril
I can still achieve things
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ea
I could sleep longer in the morning and got up fresh.
It reminded me that although my life seems too messy now, it is very flexible and it is an advantage.
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ldhatlerpt
I was able to video chat with my dad and stepmom who live thousands of miles away.
I’m thankful for this technology and that I’m living through a pandemic and shelter in place order at a time when this technology makes connection so simple!
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jgodaire
I bought my friend Amelia a pink drink from Starbucks.
I felt pleased that I had made her day a little brighter, since I knew she was having a rough day.
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cricketwest1969@gmail.com
I went for a walk with my spouse for the second time during the COVID-19 lockdown.
It reminded me how important it is to get exercise and connect with nature and others.
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Stacy Thrall
I felt grateful for my trainer and knowing that I can contribute to keeping her and the Studio afloat, during the virus.
This makes me value our time and goals more, and it makes me push toward self-empowerment.
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gratefulJoy
I am grateful for being able to learn and study in the midst of quarantine through online delivery of our learning materials.
It makes me feel that we are continuing life activities even with the current challenges.