Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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lobo1990
A new acquaintance sent an unexpected uplifting email offering support in some potentially difficult times ahead.
This gave me support from a direction I did not have in my safety net.
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Catapan
On Information Booth duty in the National Park, I arrived to discover we were over staffed. It’s quite a small booth and we could have easily overwhelmed visitors so I went for a hike and talked to visitors on the trails instead.
It got me out of a crowded environment. I didn’t have to hear colleagues talking about things that didn’t interest me, in the lulls in business. It was an unexpected opportunity for exercise in mostly good Spring-like weather.
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Zivio
So glad Myleva felt well enough to make lanterns last week and join me, sister and brother-in-law for the festival tonight.
She's not often up much for this kind of thing but we all had a good time together!
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Catapan
An acquaintance who had set up the time and place for us to meet - didn’t turn up!
Strange to say how much I benefitted from this! I spent a lot of time waiting and people watching in a bus station, in a town I rarely go to. Nothing to do so I was totally relaxed. Then I went window shopping. Found and bought the healthiest street lunch I could. Decided I’d go for a coffee, so went hunting in secondhand shops for something to read while I enjoyed my coffee and more people watching. Then came home, quite relaxed.
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Greenta
I got to sit down with max on the little couch in his library and look at 2 books with him (a vehicle book and Little Blue Truck)
I love sharing books with him and I don’t have as many opportunities now that his daddy puts him to bed.
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lobo1991
My sister in another state ran into a friend I knew 40 years ago and sent me the news and my old friend and I have reconnected.
I quickly sent a friend request to my old friend, we started messaging and I have gained a connection to an old friend that shared years with me as young mothers.
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Zivio
Thankful for the personal changes I've seen of late which I've written extensively about in my private journal.
That positive changes can come in my sixties helps to look forward with hope that there may indeed be more exciting surprises in the future. I'm not done yet, and t's nice to have feelings of hope!
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Catapan
The central heating controls have been playing up again so that I woke at four this morning, bathed in sweat. I rang and left a message with the heating engineer’s receptionist and, by 2.30pm, the engineer had been, assessed the problem, returned to HQ, found the necessary new control wi-if and installed it!
Now I can control the temperature in the house to my satisfaction and I hope to be able to sleep through the night.
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lobo1991
I signed to blank checks for my son. He is out of his checks and needed to conduct some business.
I felt glad he asked and I could help and trust him with signed blank checks.
Laura Miller
My husband shared a difficult work event with me without imparting stress or fear. He also listened to my thoughts calmly.
This exchange led to a warm, appreciative embrace and he said "I love you," which he hasn't said in several weeks.
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creampuffangel
My day was broken up nicely yesterday and I got to run home on my lunch and see my kitties. I was also grateful to get to my barre class in the afternoon and be done by the early evening.
It broke up the monotony of the work day and gave me a sense of freedom sometimes lacking in my 9-5 office schedule.
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Zivio
3GT: 1. Full time for morning meditation - been getting short changed over last week or so. 2. Crows flying towards me from seemingly nowhere after ringing my bike bell this evening - strange and wonderful are their ways. 3. A lovely smile from a pedestrian this evening. People are beautiful!
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Greenta
Matt said bedtime was easy because I’d established a solid routine
It was a monumental compliment
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Divina
The drive down the mountain shows a spectacular view!
I arrive work in a great mood. I feel incredibly fortunate to live in real life paradise. I find myself saying wooow every time I drive to and from work.
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Catapan
I’m grateful for friends, in the plural. Glynis is home from her trip and we’re going to catch up; Eric rang to set up a get together and to have a chat; Shirley sent news; Simon dropped in and listened to me talk about the weekend in Scotland when we scattered my husband’s ashes; Andréa is proposing a get together . . .
I don’t know if any of them went out of their way to do what they did, I’m just grateful to have so many kind and thoughtful people around me.
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Redhawk
I am humbled by my wife’s unconditional love. She has always been there through all my painful conditions.
She knows when my pain level is screaming & she quietly steps in to help carry my load.
PhoenixRising
My mother brought perspective to a very difficult situation.
I was able to let go of a painful experience, and be thankful that those kinds of experiences are few and far between in my life.
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creampuffangel
Firstly, the sun is shining and that's always a great thing to see in March. Secondly, my partner and I booked our first real vacation to the Riviera Maya in Mexico for this May.
I feel extremely privileged to be able to take this trip; I can't wait to go snorkeling and see all the colorful marine life at the Mesoamerican reef!
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Christymora
I feel most grateful today for Jasmine for reminding me to stay grateful and most importantly for our conversations everyday, the good ones, the bad ones, the tough ones, the silly ones, its important and I love being able to discuss these ideas and emotions.
They sent me the link to start this journey and help me become more mindful of the actions I am maybe not taking into consideration.
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Zivio
@dmenser Where was that beautiful picture taken?
The photo and your expression of thanks made me happy!
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Zivio
I lost and then found my ring!
Although believing in the benefit of non-attachment to any physical thing in life it was still a moment of gladness. Also grateful for another opportunity to practice the skill of equanimity and understanding that I am off three nature that all that is mine, dear and delightful, will change and vanish.
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Zivio
Thankful for the small moment of mirth this morning as I saw a gentleman, cup of coffee in hand, casually/nonchalantly leaning up against the huge green plastic dinosaur at the gas station this morning! I guess you had to be there, but the surreal and silly image left in my mind still brings a smirk to my face.
Reminded that there are many opportunities for small moments of delight and joy.
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Catapan
I took charge when a young man in my company was taken I’ll - see previous post.
Later, he himself thanked me and so did our host, who was very grateful that I had taken control of the situation. I felt pleased that I had been able to help.
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Catapan
Because of my work in the outdoors, i have a qualification in Rescue and Emergency Care - which I am glad not to have to use often. This evening, at the Buddhist Sangha, the young man immediately next to me collapsed and had a mild seizure. I took charge, attended to him, called the paramedics and did all that was necessary until the professionals took over.
Though I don’t put my training into practice often, which is a very good thing, everything clicked to autopilot. I am grateful for the rigorous refreshers and update training we are regularly put through. I’m also proud that I could be of help
CandyDay
Rachel made delicious lunch
Building our bond and relationship and her way of saying thank you for the things I do for her