Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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monicakretschmer
I spent my day with my mother
I love her, she makes everything to me
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yvonneh
Called me
Feel less alone
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yyleung
The mango tree behind our home is bearing lots of yummy fruit!
I am thankful for this tree and my for my husband's efforts harvesting them - he has to go down a steep embankment behind the house and brave hungry mosquitoes and wild pigs competing with him.
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Camryn
I am so grateful that I get to go to Montana today to see my family at a family reunion. It will be my first trip without my parents.
It reminded me of how privileged I am that I get to go on trips.
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Zivio
Good news from Myleva's doctor appointment and a four day weekend!
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MelissaD
There is so much turmoil brewing just below the surface with different personalities at work and this has gone on for some time now, but I am noticing that it is not getting me as emotionally worked, resentful, or angry as it used to. I am able to not let it ruin my day or completely control my thoughts.
I feel more at peace, focused, and centered. These thieves of joy are not stealing my joy!
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aikiwoman1
I sang at a community concert with my women's chorus. It was so much fun and the audience appreciated it.
It reminded me that music has the power to change people's lives.
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Camryn
My dog cuddled with me
This made me feel happy
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MelissaD
My husband bought me flowers for my office at work, something he does on a very regular basis.
The flowers he gives me are just one of the many ways he says "I love you", he is very thoughtful and always attentive. They bring something alive and pretty into my office and are a reminder of the beautiful things in life. Everyone who comes into my office also gets to enjoy them, they a little reminder of love and beauty to all of us who get to enjoy them!
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aikiwoman1
Our son and grandson arrived for a visit today. We'd not seen them in more than 5 years.
Their visit helped rebuild a bond between us that was long absent. Everyone is happy.
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Ctracy
The access to fresh water in the office.
It reminded me of how many little things I can take for granted that make my life better.
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MelissaD
I am realizing more and more what a gift it is to be a mother. I am grateful for my son, he fills my heart with joy.
My son has given my life a purpose, made my days richer, helped me grow as an individual and to gain an understanding of unconditional love. He has not had to take any action other than just being himself. He is the best gift of my life!
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Camryn
My mother helped me set up my new fish tank for my betta fish and snail. My betta and snail are so happy in their new, bigger environment. My mother was kind to help, even though she hates fish.
This made the tank look prettier, the experience go faster, and my dad a little happier and made me more grateful for my mom.
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Helensburgh48
Looking at the wallabies in the city near university
I am indeed fortunate to live where I can see some wildlife and native bird flocks within the city area.
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Divina
I have noticed how my daughter is being so mindful and considerate with regards to my money and time. She doesn't assume, expect nor demand anything any longer. She even helped me recently with groceries and was happy to purchase several fruits that I love from the farmers' market.
It touches my heart deeply. I used to feel very taken for granted (said no mother before...lol) but now that she's been on her own for even just a year, she has gained a lot of understanding and maturity. It's nice to see her be thoughtful and caring and also have perspective about the cost of things and sacrifices that people make to accomplish things. I am comforted by the fact that she will do just fine in life.
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Camryn
I was in the 7.1 Earthquake that started in Ridgecrest and impact a lot of the west coast. I am grateful that my family and I are ok and unharmed.
It reminded me of how important it is to cherish family, because you don't know when you could lose them
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aikiwoman1
I went to and led a 12 Step meeting today.
It reminded me that there is a community of people where I can go to support and be supported.
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Helensburgh48
Just being there and sharing
We had fun together.We laugh and joke
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Zivio
Glad for a quiet work day with time to clean up odds and ends in my office and on my desk to regroup priorities next week.
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kstepien
The band MaMuse has made bashful music thatt soothes my soul and rejuvenates me when I am in need. Thank you!
They have given me an extra tool in my box of resilience and self care tools.
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Joriehay
I created a Pinterest board of inspiration for a friend who just moved into a new apartment and is having a little difficulty settling in.
It was great to know that what I did for her meant more than I realized.
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aikiwoman1
I spent a beautiful day in a beautiful place with a beautiful man.
It reminded me that I am blessed with people and things that transcend the material. I am lucky to be alive.
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Kllee1966@yahoo.com
I taught group fitness class.
It felt great to be appreciated for the effort I put into planning that class. I’m glad my student felt it was a good workout.
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Divina
After realizing I could not afford to pay rent where I was living, another friend let me move into her house rent free for a few months.
I have community now and am not totally isolated like I was where I was living before and I can have some breathing room to pay my debts without being in the hole. Her kids and pets love me also so I have an instant family which is nice since I am alone.
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Zivio
Delighted to have made the acquaintance of my beard brother Damien, the roadside assistance tech who came to change out the car battery. This man is extremely intelligent --
we quickly found a common bond and could have happily discoursed on any number of topics for hours! All because of a dead car battery. Grateful.