Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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OGrateful1
Thankful I found this site.
It reminds me to be grateful every day for everything big and small. To quit complaining/being negative/seeing the innocence. Reminders for things I need to work on and practice.
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Catapan
I gave my late husband’s work bench to one of his friends.
I hauled it out of the garage and had it on the drive when he came to collect it. As soon as he got home he sent me a message saying “thanks for being so efficient.” And I laughed, because my efficiency is something of a joke between us. I’m glad that something so important to my late husband has gone to someone he valued and that it will be well used.
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OGrateful1
That my oldest is home safe because he took the day off from work.
I don't have to worry about him driving home in the yucky weather (just my hubby). ugh.
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OGrateful1
Another day of life.
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Beccatorres
Crystal, bekah, Anthony, and dele make me so happy! Just spending time with them in the comp lab and struggling through pchem togehter was the highlight of my day.
They lessened my stress because I didn’t have to struggle through the work on my own.
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Ohbejoyful
Excitedly planned a great girl's night and thoughtfully checked in to make sure hours still worked. Was a respectful and responsible friend, sharing the emotional labor. I love people who aren't always as thoughtful... We all have different strengths... But the thoughtful ones are the ones that allow a full recharge and easier carefree belly laughs.
It lifts me up, makes me laugh and laugh, and reminds me I have interests that lie outside of a fairly consuming job that are still worth nurturing.
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Vigilance
I'll be dabbling in painting by numbers and I can't wait!
I am hoping it will help de-stress and calm down after work. I am also looking forward this to becoming more of a hobby that I can really get into and get excited about something again.
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Ctracy
My gal pals.
We all gathered on a conference call last minute when one of us reached out for support. Across different time zones and crazy individual lives and schedules we made room to be there for one of our own. The power of love and connection is astounding and I am reminded of just how rare and beautiful these women are as a gift in my life.
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OGrateful1
My Ford Escape. It's 10 years old, Many door dings, Has some rust, Seats are trashed, but I'm so thankful to have a vehicle I can rely on in the weather! (cold & snow) And I have fairly new tires. And a new battery (this summer). So glad my hubby "let" me get this! (10 years ago, used. I contribute too, as we keep our cars for a long time.)
I feel safe in my car and it's reliable. I like that I'm "up" so I can see over snow drifts and that's its 4WD.
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OGrateful1
So glad my youngest son is at home with me today (and last Friday). And that we got to sleep in a bit. (esp. on this COLD winter day!)
Selfishly, I got to sleep in and not have to venture out in the cold. Plus, there is something so comforting about having him home.
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OGrateful1
Silly, but still, they appreciated it -- I'm on a mail art/envelope exchange list, and I try to create very nice envelopes and inserts to those on my list. I've been getting thank you emails from some who I've sent to, telling me they really like/love what I sent them.
It makes my day when I get lovely feedback, as I'm so critical of my art. It makes me happy to know someone is enjoying what I sent them. I don't expect "thank you's" or praise, as I create for the enjoyment of it, SO it's absolutely wonderful when someone takes the time to contact me letting me know how they feel.
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OGrateful1
Although I feel bad for him that he has to deal with his stressful job and employees, I am so grateful for my husband for working so hard at his job to provide for us. We are very fortunate to have our home and our lifestyle. I am also grateful for our financial smarts in order for us to live the way we do (below our means).
Because of his salary, our lifestyle and our money management, I am able to be a stay-at-home mom.
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Anna Kelman
My grandchildren and my one great grandchild.
many answers. I appreciate my grandchiildren for who they are - they are lovely, sweet people. even the youngest one. My great grandson is just over a month old.
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cimani
My wife walked both dogs on the lead so that I could just walk along without pulling dogs
This made my walk so much more enjoyable, as I could limp without pressure of the dogs pulling on my leg. It was so nice to just walk
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Catapan
I was about to start my Park Ranger duty patrol when I saw estate gamekeepers returning to their vehicle and learned that there were commercial shoots taking place in that area. For safety’s sake, I cancelled my foot patrol.
I had woken this morning not highly motivated about the day’s duty but I’d turned up anyway. It was fate that the gamekeepers gave me a reason not to cover the ground. I was simply grateful for this.
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helene
I thks the local group for this morning activities (co-doing "ecologic" washing-products), have tea and fun.
it provides me social relationships ("social love"), smiles, fun, a little more technical knowledge. it gives me the feeling that I matter as anyone else in the group, I've done my part for the group wellbeing.
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helene
he gives me time on phone, useful tips for our commune passion, and we will meet again on summer
this made me feel in a "community" (of our commune passion practicers), feel supported, it give a sense on long-term action
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Zivio
Thankful for the new gentleman at the bus stop I've been greeting as I ride by on my bike. He always has had a kind word.
It's a small thing, but smiles and good wishes from strangers is very life affirming. Hoping mine makes his days more wonderful too.
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Zivio
Thankful for the great outcome from the meeting today today with DB to assist with her quarterly work objective. We got a lot done, moved the project forward to the next step, were thorough and learned much about the new service platform.
It's nice to make good progress on something that seemed to be difficult and take a long time! I also appreciated the opportunity for a productive interaction with this employee.
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Zivio
Today a spontaneous moment of thanks that the work week was calm and anxiety free.
Taking time to record this experience as a reminder for future reference that life and work is never all bad or all good. Reflecting on this fact promotes mental health and helps to shape my general outlook towards the positive.
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SueCarol
I had a good sleep last night after a poor one the night before
When I sleep poorly or wake up too early my day is more of a struggle. Well slept it is easier to feel joy, gratitude, energy, and connect with people.
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Catapan
The winter storms, ice and snow, forecast with doom, did not really happen.
As a result, my travel was not disrupted, driving conditions were safe and I didn’t have to dig out the driveway.
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Catapan
The friend I was looking forward to meeting after quite a while - see earlier post - had to cancel with 24 hours notice.
How can this be a gratitude? Well, I’m grateful that he took the time to let me know. I’m also grateful that the tone of his message, which seemed abrupt, helped me to understand that he was not happy with the situation, that circumstances were out of his control. He had hoped to visit me. I can’t say his action made me smile! Nor did it make my whole day glorious! But it freed up an evening and I used the time well, in the circumstances.
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Catapan
When I turned up at the climbing wall - see earlier post - a couple of people greeted me with welcoming smiles.
I was quite honoured by their attention and the fact that it showed they understand how I’m still struggling in my bereavement.
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Catapan
I went to the indoor climbing wall where our climbing club regularly trains and where my late husband and I used also to climb. I’m out of condition but I had decided that I would tackle a particular challenge and so I did. And I climbed it well and fluidly! Yay!
It showed me that, out of condition or not, I am still a competent climber. It reminded me that, although climbing was something my husband and I did together, I had been a climber before we met, so I can still be one, even though he’s no longer here. And it gave me confidence to trust my own judgement in these matters.