Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

Leigh's picture
Leigh
My cousins invited me over for Easter.
It really pulls the family together. It's a gathering time and we all change so much every year. The kids love it too.
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hamyb
Was patient and understanding with me when I was cranky.
Helped me not feel guilty which would have compounded the situation.
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Vaibhav pandya
I shared the information of workshop. Participant needed for her daughter and build lasting emotional being. For facilitator , she was the only participant. So both side thanked me for such wonderful beginning. Friend had hard time to start with workshops, specially in mumbai. It was her first time in city, were success came. Previous attempt wasn't successful.
I felt happy and bewildered. Felt little closer to them.
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hamyb
Hung out with friends all day, played board games and escape rooms, had a nice day, ate good things.
Gave me space to relax and have fun; I had the opportunity to vent a little bit about stuff at work
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R1SSEL
i hosted a conference for 50 people and it went off without a hitch. One attendee personally thanked me for being “who I am.”
I felt proud of my hard work.
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pramodsetlur
Today I spent the whole day on the beach. And for some reason I was feeling heavy hearted. I probably came to the beach to spend time and understand why... But just by spending time here I felt how greatful I should be for gifts like vision, ability to hear. There was a group of deaf people meetup who seemed so happy trying to communicate between themselves. It definitely touches me at a deep level. On the meetup there was a person who lost his vision and is now trying to find a new beginning
It reminds me how happy you can be with everything you already have. Vision, ability to listen, ability to talk!
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Catapan
My elderly friend rang for a catch up chat.
I was glad to hear from her and to know she’s doing well (at 84). She’s an example of life lived well. I’m honoured that she cares about me and my concerns.
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R1SSEL
My co-workers came together to help me plan and prepare for a conference that seemed overwhelming when I looked at my to-do list.
Having extra hands made a series of tasks (that could have been overwhelming) a fun pleasurable experience.
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hamyb
Provided professional development opportunities even though she is very part-time with no regularly scheduled hours
Really wonderful - I so rarely get any appreciation from my staff and this is a time when I'm feeling particularly unappreciated
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Zivio
Thankful for thinking to set an intention to practice equanimity this morning and to become more aware of personal experiences of aversion and attachment. Realized how often in life I've found myself in troubling work situations that I just want to escape the environment instead of being present with the feelings. It doesn't make logical sense to write off precious moments of life because of discomfort with them. Better to learn to be ok with whatever is happening whether pleasant or unpleasant than to struggle against it and cause more suffering than perhaps is warranted.
Grateful that this made a small positive change in later experiences of the day.
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pramodsetlur
I woke up and saw everything around me to make my life as comfortable as it can get. Everyday I see so many people with no homes, no friends, and no food. I'd like to thank the universe for all the facilities given to me to make my life better and progress further.
It reminds me how lucky I am to have all the things millions of people want and struggling to have basic necessities.
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Vigilance
I had been agonizing over whether or not I should go back to grad school for the past 9 months so I can use that as an opportunity to advance my career. But since I did not have a passion or interest in the subject matter, I didn't want to devote time to research (it would be at least a 4 year part-time EdD program) or pay for tuition out of pocket for something I didn't want to do. It is a huge commitment. But I didn't see any other way to move forward in my career without it. Recently, I stumbled on freecodecamp and the various success stories from people with nontraditional backgrounds who learned to code and was able to find a job as a developer. It inspired me to try! I love video games and technology and it had always been my dream to become a programmer but I thought I did not have the aptitude for it after doing miserably in my CS courses in college. After, I only dabbled in html and css after college. But I am now 2 weeks into the curriculum and I am LOVING every bit of it.
I have not felt so excited over something in such a long time. I am so thankful for the founder of FCC and just having the opportunity to pursue this. I really do want to transition into a programmer role in a year. I am giving it my all.
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yayou
I feel grateful for my partner and for his love.
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Zivio
Beautifully clement spring weather.
Felt good after leaving a work day with troubled feelings.
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Divina
I had a great conversation with someone the other day who I originally had made an opinion about unfairly. He turned out to be quite spiritual and shared many miracle stories which reminded me of many of my own. I'm also grateful for the live music and great company last night. The band was so good and the moon was shining directly towards us through the window, it had me feeling really positive. I've been starting my days with a great short little video that was shared with me. It's a positive intention setting 2 minute + clip. Really good. https://youtu.be/phL0RLKL8bc I hope others find it useful too. And of course, the drive this morning was stupendous, with the clouds moving across in front of me while I was going down the mountain.
Talking about all those miracles reminded me about the power of the mind and positive beliefs. I'm aware of how far I've come after all the self-work and struggle. And now I feel happy the majority of the time which was not the case before. By happy I mean feeling positive, hopeful, content, satisfied way more often than not. The gifts of nature around me remind me I am a Divine expression too.
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hacheoh
I feel extremely thankful for the beautiful rain this morning, so cleansing and soothing.
It made my drive to work a lot more chill even if I wasn't 100% present during it.
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Petko
I was very well accepted by a person I didn't treat the same way years ago.
This showed me once more that being good and help people makes me feel better.
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Leigh
I'm grateful for SO and MC's advice. It's almost always the same and it's insightful.
I'm going through it. The last few months. It's nice to have some voices of reason around me.
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Leigh
I'm thankful I got through another day.
There were challenges, but there's silver linings too.
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Zivio
Dental check-up: no cavities! AND no parking ticket though I'd grossly miscalculated on this account and was really expecting it.
Grateful for state of the art dental care and insurance which has saved untold suffering .
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hamyb
I had fudge.
It was delicious.
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Vaibhav pandya
My previous employer helped me to go deep into the quest. despite my being going averse and leaving the job. The put forth a questions, which holds more deeper value for me.
This made me to think and quit the job where I was not feeling fully comfortable. Like kind of work I want to do, philosophical alignment and life-style i want to pursue. It helped me to move on. whole event which triggered from their questioning brought more insights. finally ended up doing and moving towards life i would love to live.
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Catapan
The cold virus symptoms I’ve been suffering from are abating so I felt well enough to do some garden weeding (a mistake - too tiring) and later to go for a short stroll round the village.
Well, the benefits are that SOME weeding was done and also that I happened to meet a neighbour when I was out on my stroll and enjoyed chatting with her. It’s good that I’m feeling better.
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yayou
I skyped my mum and her best friend yesterday and told them funny things happening to me these days. We all laughed and they thanked me for my crazy and funny stories and for lightning their day.
It felt nice and funny to have this moments with them and I felt happy to make people laugh.
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Zivio
Co-worker said I was one of his favorite people at work when he'd announced his upcoming departure in a couple of weeks.
It's often unknown how I come across to people and reassuring that at least to this one it has been positive.