Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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Jerri Lyn
I'm grateful my boss gave the office Columbus Day off from work. It's one of the "floating" holidays throughout the year that he gives at his discretion.
After cleaning the house all day Saturday, the party that lasted until 2:00am, then driving for 10 hours the next day, I really needed an additional day to recover!
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Zivio
Thankful to reflect on the fact that every ... single ... episode of distress, despair and anxiety of the past have indeed passed.
While this long history also almost guarantees there likely will be future troubles, in an oddly comforting way tonight there is confidence that they ... too ... shall ... PASS!
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Zivio
Grateful for the Body BackBuddy and for Myleva’s instruction in its use years ago.
While only used infrequently it has often proven to preemptively prevent some irritating neck and back tweaks from becoming prolonged suffering. Thnx!
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Ctracy
My cell phone
It allowed me to reach out and text a friend when I needed to get out of my head about something frustrating that I was experiencing and she provided immediate feedback which helped me gain a greater perspective on myself and others. While I am super grateful as well for my friend, the fact that I could connect with her in the midst of a space where I was not able to call was extremely helpful.
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Lokesh
I am grateful for my bestie..for supporting me when I first came to US. I appreciate his help immensely. Also, for all the good times we had, I am grateful to him.
He is one of the very few friends who was there for me through thick and thin. Had great time being in his company.
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Jerri Lyn
I am thankful for Puzzled Pint events.
I am not nearly smart enough to finish a single puzzle, but I like the opportunity to stretch my brain into different ways of thinking. My hope is to learn enough to make solving the puzzles easier and ultimately, to stave off becoming feeble in my old age.
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sowswamin
Two things: 1) I stumbled upon this amazing website Greater Good Science Centre, which genuinely has some wonderful resources for mental health and well-being, and I'm looking forward to using it! 2) I have been rewatching NBC's The Good Place, which is one of my favourite shows to enjoy and learn from!
1) This is an affirmation of how many wonderful websites are out there to help us live in a meaningful way. 2) The show is a proof-point of the changing dynamics and priorities of the world, and shows that a story about people learning to be and do better is worth investing in!
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viyada
for the two random strangers that i had a meaningful interaction with yesterday
it reminded me why i love meeting people and what draws me into the career path that I'm getting my master's in.
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dee
For the high quality historical British shows: Poldark, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife.
They take me away to another time and place; visually beautiful and interesting times in history.
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Jin
I went to work today feeling anxious about the busy day ahead. Fridays are often very busy and I had two days off previously. I got to work and found out that I was assigned a supporting role today to others on my team so my workload today was not only less, but more learning-based and helping others. I felt very grateful for this last minute change. Also thankful for coworkers who are strong women with progressive and intelligent perspectives on dating!
My anxiety level was low and in control!
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Zivio
Grateful to have lived to experience another autumnal equinox.
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Jin
My friend Laura met up with me today and encouraged me to try a new restaurant with her even though I was set on going to an usual spot. We had a good time and the restaurant staff there were nice, accommodating, and exuded positivity.
It made me feel good to be pushed a bit out of my comfort zone and have a new experience to recall later. Also, her company prevented me from obsessing over the details of my date earlier in the day.
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Listener13
I watched Marco Polo messages from a vibrant group of women. They are each working their food programs with sincerity and purposefulness.
This gave me such a boost of energy and joy. I want to be sincere and purposeful too.
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dee
For discovering the amazing music of Tom Petty; so sad to think he has been dead for 2 years, today.
His music, his words, his poetry, his ability to connect with the average person has infused my life with a positive vibe. Thank you, Tom. RIP.
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Jerri Lyn
I had a good night's sleep.
I haven't been sleeping the best over the last week, so it was really refreshing to sleep so well.
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viyada
Just having an open conversation about our stresses in life in a short amount of time but knowing that we're dealing with it at the same time and we can support each other
Just made my heart warm that I do have someone in this world that fully understands me as a whole and I don't have to explain myself.
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Zivio
Temperate weather and gentle breezes on return commute. Crows posting me in flight for peanuts in my return bike commute. Taking in the good: relaxation, peace, domestic Bliss, no demands, pleasant Friday night stretching out ahead of me. Volpi Trio thin Italian meat slices for special snack. Retirement ahead, soon. Work anxiety/demands thinning out. Cold beer. Special cheeses. Bathed and relaxing in jinbei. Physical health, no pains. Helpful and loving wife who works hard on my behalf. Mental Health Friday ritual. Time to reflect and be grateful and recharge batteries. Ebooks available from public library for free download -- tax dollars at work!
So much good .... and more.
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Ctracy
a sense of change that I am not afraid of as I used to be before
It allows me to see that I am growing and changing. yay!
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Deolloz
Ms. Tammy and her teacher and class was just so super welcoming...
Archie was really awesome to work with. And those two little boys and girls, Lincoln and the girl, just kept asking me if I wanted to play with them!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What what is there?
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Jerri Lyn
The person in front of me at the drive-through paid for my breakfast! I shouted thank you to her out my car window but I don't know if she heard me.
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Jerri Lyn
I am grateful the AMC Stubs A-List program which allows me to see so many movies in the theater. Sitting in a theater makes the experience so much more transformative for me. Something about being fully immersed in a story with no distractions. Sharing emotions with an audience. I really do consider movies to be magic.
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Jerri Lyn
I love the generosity of various National Geographic photographers and their willingness to share their beautiful photos on Instagram. I screenshot them and use them as my screensaver at home, and hope to be able to buy some prints in the future. Photo Credit: Greg McCown https://www.instagram.com/p/B2WfBe_BWMK/
I like the reminds of how beautiful and diverse our planet is. It reminds me to try to make my footprint smaller.
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meroe777
My husband has been so helpful lately with our little kids. My daughter has been sick, my 4 yo has been rambunctious, and I've been feeling very tired at my 7 months of pregnancy. He has been very responsive to stepping up and helping juggle all the needs of the house and the kids.
I felt supported and helped me revive some of my energy
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epic.christy
Me friend invited me to dinner with family and friends.
It made me feel more included in a new community I just moved to a couple months ago.
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Tarot daisy
I have a job and really nice colleagues
My colleagues have really welcomed me and helped me feel more secure in my new positions