Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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Vigilance
I have two job interviews coming up. I have a first round interview next week for an internal position and a last round interview for another job outside of my organization. I am so thankful to be selected and to have this opportunity to interview.
Even though nothing is set in stone yet, just knowing I have this opportunity makes me so hopeful and happy to be able to take a first step out of the bad work environment that I am in currently. There is light at the end of the tunnel!
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margardenlady
The soft light of the sun on new snow is beautiful
There is beauty all around us, if we only take the time to look
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KC Collins
I am thankful that my husband has stuck with me through over 20 years. He makes coffee every morning! And usually brings me a cup first thing in the morning too.
Nice to know someone is there for me even when I can be complicated.
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roseperez
About a year ago I was getting ultrasounds for our baby boy, who would eventually come 8 weeks early. it's making me realize how grateful I am, not just that he healthy and growing and just the best, but grateful for the journey - the 6 long weeks in the NICU, the sleepless nights, the growing pains of parenthood.
It makes our lives that much richer, makes me and my husband that much stronger, and bring me that much closer to my family and friends and what's important in life. Not to mention, we were able to ease into parenthood, learning how to care for our child over the course of 6 weeks with the help of doctors and nurses, instead of giving birth then figuring everything out on day one.
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drleighajo
With all the kids off to college, I am thankful for our dog. He's a loyal, loving companion day in and day out.
It reminded me of the importance and impact of unconditional love - to give and receive.
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margardenlady
a chance to go out and see a movie with my husband.
It was a lot of fun to just relax together.
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Marianne Bolton
Teaching first session of Recovery College course. It went really well with a very engaged and lovely group and my student was a real boost in the session and great opportunity for her to experience.
It provided me with an enjoyable afternoon at work and boosted my confidence in running this course
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rainbowpiranha
My boyfriend made dinner so that it would be ready for me when I got home from work. He made grilled cheese with bacon and tomato basil soup.
It was one less thing for me to do, and made me feel cared for.
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Marianne Bolton
Teaching the first session in Recovery College course - Creating Routine
It boosted my confidence in the material I’m teaching and the value of using it to help people. The attendees were all really appreciative and engaged really well with the activities and discussions.
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Jerri Lyn
The new veterinary practice I went to.
Everyone there was so kind. I didn't even have to check in at the desk, I was led back to an exam room immediately. Klaatu was extremely well behaved and I could see that the vet loved him. She was extremely thorough in her exam and was competent. I felt my beloved kitty was in good hands.
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Judeana
I said I would be able to babysit last minute.
I felt very loved and appreciated and glad that I had offered.
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NAS
I reached out to my mom this morning letting her know i still didnt feel good. She replied lovingly.
It made me happy when my mom told me she really hoped I felt better and wished i could rest and tomorrow for it to be my day off. her and i dont have the best relationship so for her understanding words was big for me.
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Inge
I went for a walk and Saw a lot of birds enjoying theorie freedom
It reminds me how beatiful the world is and how much we can learn from the birds
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Inge
I went for a walk and Saw a lot of birds enjoying theorie freedom
It reminds me how beatiful the world is and how much we can learn from the birds
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Inge
I dat in my chair and watch birds eating
IT reminded me hoe beautiful nature is and how lucky i am having the possibility to watch birds eating
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Inge
My griend was honnest with me in saying i was asking too mutch of her
I know now why things don’t work out as i want them to
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jslindsey
Today I went to a meditation class that my study abroad advisor leads and invited me to. I really like her teachings, and bonding with her outside of advising appointments makes me feel connected to a sense of community. I invited my friend and it was sweet to share the experience with her.
The meditation class itself was very relaxing and restorative. I am grateful Michelle my advisor offered that gift really. I also hung out with my friend for a few hours after and had really great and personal conversations. I hadn't seen her in a while and I am really grateful for our bond and friendship.
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KC Collins
My kitty came in early tonight and is lounging on my lap. She does not like other people and could be anywhere because she is a cat, but after 3 years she still chooses to be with me and it makes me feel good.
It reminds me of when we saved her as 3 week dying from the elements and she chose to stick around and treat me like my saving her was worth something - and she is really warm on a cold fall night :o)
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celina
My colleague is helping me business plan and reflect on my past year in business.
I'm able to better reflect and plan for the future.
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Judeana
So very thankful for people who devote their works to help those they do not know - like Hospice did, like the Greater Good Science Center is now doing through the Thanx4 project.
A burden was lifted and I d0 not feel like a liability or a lesser person for needing help. Nor did I have to expose my vulnerabilities to receive this help. And now, the GGSC has given me an avenue via Thanx4 and thereby the opportunity to help myself to continue and extend the feeling that I am worthy of being helped. This state of being called 'Gratitude' is a powerful thing, I am discovering.
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NAS
I was sick over the weekend and my parents came over with a care package of soup, tissue, tea and medicine to help comfort me.
This made me feel grateful and comforted. Like when I was a little girl and my parents would take care of me.
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Paloma
I stepped on the scale and had lost another 1'1kg!
It reminded me that I am in the good path and that I am very lucky to have a wonderful sister who thaught about me and introduced me to Bright Light Eating.
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drleighajo
My friend Liz always checks in for workout accountability.
Her text reminded me to sign up for our noon workouts for the rest of the week.
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jslindsey
Today at the office I joined in the birthday celebration.
I really appreciate everyone at Greater Good. Everyone is kind and there is a good shared style of humor that I have fun just hearing or participating in. The cake was so delicious too. I know I will really miss working at Greater Good and breaking away from work for a moment to talk together was a reminder to savor this time. It also gave me a sense of motivation to continue to invest myself fully in my work while I'm still here.
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celina
I've been learning handstands and every day, people are encouraging me.
It's so heartwarming to have some cheerleaders watching and being genuinely excited about the progress.