Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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Myrtle
This person is takimg the time to get me wax fom his hive to help with my child’s project
This person helped by sharing a resource.
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Myrtle
This person is takimg the time to get me wax fom his hive to help with my child’s project
This person helped by sharing a resource.
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pattycake
I am grateful that I can share the wonderful performance of the local chamber orchestra with my partner. I appreciate their sensitive and caring nature.
My enjoyment was increased when my partner gushed about the performance.
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Catapan
My long time friend, whom I haven’t heard from in a long time, wrote a newsy letter and in particular wrote to say he’s thinking of me on the anniversary of my husband’s death.
I haven’t replied yet so,I haven’t thanked him but I felt very comforted to know friends are watching over me.
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Catapan
A friend rang to check he has my correct email address then sent me details of a hike planned for a few days time.
I felt glad to be included in an activity I enjoy. I have something to look forward to.
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Catapan
I helped my music teacher and her husband move some items of furniture to their new home (only three streets away) and also helped get two huge bookcases up to the attic room and then took away rubbish to the recycling centre and sacks of donated items to the charity shop.
I felt so happy that I had been able to help in such practical ways. Since my husband died exactly two years ago tomorrow, I’ve been given a lot of support and it feels really good to be able to give something myself.
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Zivio
Noticing the cozy feeling of warmth from our indoor heating system I became thankful ... not merely for the means for and luxury of it but for the fact of pleasant sensory experiences which are myriad of I watch for them.
I am grateful that this feeling of thanks came about spontaneously. I'm hopeful for becoming more aware and mindful of these "little" moments of pleasure. While each may be small, there are large numbers of them if only I learn the habit of becoming more aware.
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lrpd
I am so grateful to be in a shelter that keeps me warm and safe. I am trying to express gratitude to the universe every night that I can lay down in a bed, and wake up in the morning in the same place.
It helps me recognize how important simple things are, especially as I contemplate the people nearby who have lost their homes to fire.
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BikeCat
Mom thanked me for driving her to and from the church bazaar, and Dad thanked me for dropping off the unsold items.
For the upbringing, education and good life that my parents provided for me, I'm happy that I can "repay" them and help out when needed.
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Zivio
I discovered later that Julia at Real Pies penned a sweet note on my takeout order today.
This made me feel accepted as a person to people who don't know me really well -- I've lived much of life under the burden of questioning how I come off to strangers.
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AnumatiMoonLight
I was awarded an employment opportunity working with college students getting their MSW degrees.
It reminded me that things just keep getting better and I have skills and value.
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Catapan
I joined the National Park’s Junior Rangers today on some path conservation work then took them on down the cliffs to the grey seal colony. As a Sealwatch Ranger my role is to meet and talk with the public, predominantly on the side of the seals and the issues of conservation. These fifteen Young Rangers were great fun as well as good workers and also very interested in learning about the seals. Between sessions, we played some games to keep warm and it was so silly!
This was the first time I’d met this group of teens and I was reminded, getting to know them and interacting with them, of all the GOOD parts of my previous career as a teacher.
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AnumatiMoonLight
I found this website
I can begin to train my mind to find the good
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cakiforniaflower16
I am highly indebted to my guardians for having invested so much time,effort and money in my upbringing ,in my personal growth and development and for having made of myself a person that belongs to this switch-and-swipe generation that is unanfraid of change for the better. As a lover of books and jollification,sometimes imbued with razor-sharp witticisms towards the herd mentality of the youngsters,I thank my fathers for the education and good manners,they taught me to never being a braggadocious or boasful kind of person. Life and fate have been truly munificent to me,and I have taken advantage of any little thing/opportunity that came across in my way.
Well,what my guardians did for me is on a long-term basis,they drilled education and a set of bedrock values into myself ,how to be a chivalrously respectful kind of person towards my elders and betters and so forth.
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Zivio
I stopped upon some old email correspondence with my siblings from six years ago where we were trying to navigate how to provide care for our aging mother. This reminded me of the turmoil, difficulties and Mom's suffering for the time that we eventually resolved with moving her to an assisted living environment. This turned out to be a wonderful thing providing her with five very good and content years before her passing this year.
Because of the recent give good years, I'd forgotten how hard things had been for Mom previously, and this reminder made me feel all the more grateful for how things worked out. It's nice to better and more fully appreciate the times together and quality of Mom's final years.
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Catapan
I’m grateful for a good night s sleep - not always the case.
I’ve awoken rested and relaxed, mentally and physically. I’d like to stay in bed but I’ve got to take one of my cats to the vet for a check up.
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Catapan
I reported back to the Women’s Group on a self development workshop I’d been on and one of the group immediately suggested that, given my professional training and experience, I might cascade the workshop to our group, at a future date.
At first I was surprised and hesitant. Then I realised that this group member was aware, more than I’d known, about my professional history, which made me feel quite humble. I also realised that I do feel fully competent to run such a workshop and agreed to do it. I felt honoured to be so trusted and quite excited about it.
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Catapan
I’m grateful for the Women’s Group I’m part of; a local chapter of a national organisation, far more light hearted and frivolous than most other chapters appear to be. At the end of yesterday’s gathering, I felt comfortable and safe enough to let it be known that, two years a widow, I had been out for dinner with a male friend, one to one, and had had a great time.
I felt brave to have spoken about this and reassured by their reactions that it’s all OK to be getting on with my life, little by little. It IS my life.
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idfubar
The 'thnx4.org' electronic mail notification was (finally!) delivered!
After noting that the messages weren't being received, writing to GGSC, & waiting to hear back (but never getting a reply) it came as a surprise that the notification was delivered; further, the timing was great (as a couple of days with a little extra sleep & centering calm allowed for appreciation of the same)...
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VANADA
I feel so grateful for my stick vacuum cleaner ... it's so light and easy to use ... no more struggling with a heavy vac and extension cords. The stick vac is so simple, I even enjoy doing the floors now.
Can even double as a dance partner when needed. Reminded me about how clever inventors are and how modern technology makes life easier.
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Zivio
I noticed that in spite of experiencing a bit of internal cloudiness that I am physically healthy today and not in any pain or discomfort.
I'm reminded that this is a feeling I have probably over 95% of the time and which I typically take for granted ... that is, until I get a cold or something. This lifted my spirits just a bit.
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BikeCat
After working at home alone all day, my girlfriend called to let me bark about my lousy day dealing with broken heat pump, the repairman, and uncommunicative clients.
It was an appreciated gesture of caring and it let me stop ruminating and look forward to tomorrow.
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De
I needed to deliver many boxes and my husband helped me. Even though he was tired and had worked all day. He saved me a couple hours for sure plus he did it without me asking him to help❤️
It went way quicker, it was nice spending time together and it made me appreciate him!
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Sharonh201
JH trusted me to assist with helping her with her living parent. Yesterday was a streaming time, yet JH allow me to put my problems aside to assist her with her Mom's situation.
JH informed me it was her who need to say thanks.
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Siciliana82
The goldsmith course I took
I learned some new skills and found a new hobby that pleases my sense of aesthetics and my wish to produce.