Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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Kbb26
I awoke this morning with our new puppy gently resting in her crate. A pleasant surprise. Follower up with a nice walk with her and my other dog.
It reminded me not to make an assumption that things will be worse than they may turn out.
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James the Scott
Since it cooled down I went for a long ride on my skates. It was still really hot but I loved being out and about! About halfway through a storm cloud rolled in and it started raining really heavily but I kept going, enjoying the feeling of cool rain on my skin.
I could only have been out for afew hours but when I came back home soaked to the skin I felt renewed, I felt grateful for investing that time which could have easily been thrown away on 2 more episodes of X tv show into something that made a memory and helped me grow. I am truly grateful for self motivation and desire to do things. It's something I have often lacked but also something I don't take the time to appreciate.
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Aristia Louka
My best friend invited us (me and my other 4 best friends) over for lunch. She went out of her way to cook sweet potato fries, chicken tenders, salad, fried halloumi and more for us and she had all the supplies ready from the morning when she went to the grocery store and bought them just for us. She even had chocolate ice cream and whipped cream and berries for dessert.
The fact that she did all this for me (us) made me feel special and it showed that she truly cared about us and thought it was worth it.
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Juha Light
I feel lucky when I meet some people who teach me valuable things in life without fee.
It helps me improve myself day by day although it hurts
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Kbb26
Two women at Target went out of there way to assist me with shower curtain supplies.
I didn’t have to go to a different store.
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melody1104
I am grateful for my family and boyfriend who helped me with my home project. With their knowledge and support, I was able to give my bedroom a makeover. Totally loving the new space right now.
Besides having a beautiful bedroom live in, I learned to allow others to help because they may know something beneficial that I don't know. I tend to do things independently, but it was awesome the amount of knowledge and practical skills I learned from others.
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LauraK
We had some delicious tacos
We finally tried the Mexican take-out restaurant in town and they were amazing!
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Shotokan
Mi hijo menciona que gracias a la familia, durante el confinamiento ha reído mucho
Muy bendecido por escuchar decir eso a mi hijo
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Shotokan
Estoy apoyando con su proceso de salud
Se siente bien, cuando te agradecen por el trabajo en favor de su salud
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James the Scott
A storm rolled in last night and finally broke the weather. The scale of the clouds, and the heavy darkness they created underneath were awe-inspiring.
I am grateful for the scale of nature, it gives me perspective that sometimes gets lost when you spend your days in your apartment.
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Aristia Louka
I was able to get up earlier than usual even after a night of not so good sleep. I opened my bedroom curtains and morning sun shone through and warmed my skin.
I was grateful to be able to have a fresh start and the sun's rays reminded me that today is going to be beautiful day and that I am lucky to be alive.
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Kbb26
I had the three uninterrupted opportunity to take a moment to fully immerse in my yogic practice. During savasana, it was nirvana—Deep breath. In. Hold. A long out-breath.
It enabled me to start my day centered; grounded
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Zivio
Sesame seeds: Straight. Toasted. Oil. Toasted oil.
Nonpareil.
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cosmicmuffin
I just noticed what pleasure I get from reading Shotokan's entries in SPanish-- and fully understanding them. I haven't studied that language since college in the 70s and haven'r had many opportunities to use it since. To discover that it was still fully usable back there in my (sometimes weak) memory is a surprise and a treasure.
It made me think that my ability to connect with other people is a little more expansive than I gave it credit for. And my memory isn't as unreliable as I sometimes fear.
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Aristia Louka
I ate a delicious chocolate cake and savoured every bite to the last. Smelling it from the oven before it was even ready made me very happy.
I love chocolate and this experience reminded me how I need to pay attention to even the little things and savor everything I experience because nothing is guaranteed for me. It also made me think about how privileged I am to be in a position socioeconomically that I can even taste and appreciate chocolate because the individuals who grow cocoa nibs in developing countries do not know the value of their work nor will ever get the chance to taste the final product! Thinking about this grounds me and makes me feel that everything in my life is because of my circumstances. Thinking about people who are not as privileged as me makes me feel thankful and makes feel that I have a responsibility to give back to the global community in some way.
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Shotokan
Recibir la fotografía de mi Padre y yo celebrando el día del padre
Me recordó lo importante que es estar sano ahorita en tiempos de pandemia y ser agradecido por eso
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Shotokan
Las muestras de cariño que la gente ha expresado en mi muro
Me hace recirsar que ser.buen ser humano tiene sus recompensas, inclusive en estos tiempos de tanta envidia...
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James the Scott
I was able to go to bed an hour earlier than I have managed for the last week. This ment that I could get some more rest time.
It gave me the chance to sleep well and wake up energised for a change. It reminded me how grateful I am for basic things like sleep and how all the little things add up to my mood.
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andrea dinorcia
accepted my apology
This put my mind at ease, I made an amend and was offered forgiveness and a new found platform for our friendship
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Ctracy
I was giving myself a hard time and then I pictured me laughing at me and it reminded me to not take myself or my thinking too seriously.
It reminded me of how far I have come that I can a good laugh at myself that is not a way of discounting myself.
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cosmicmuffin
A long lonnnnng conversation in the sunshine with a lively-minded, talkative acquaintance.
It was pure fun-- mutual, I think.
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Shotokan
Le mandaron muchas muestras de cariño y felicitaciones a mi hija
Simplemente agradecido por sus buenas intenciones hacia ella.
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Shotokan
Mi hija cunple 10 años de edad
La amo y estaré con ella siempre que mis posibilidad humanas y espirituales así lo permitan
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Juha Light
Recently, I have thought about cooperation and teamwork. Due to my colleagues, I look back to myself. In the case, you have a strange personality and must co-work to others who oppose your character, what should you do for harmony?
Well, back to 5 years ago, I think that I would maintain strongly my viewpoint/character. At the moment, I become to smooth my mood and behavior on team cooperation for the general purpose. That all is due to my colleagues surrounding me. They change my behavior gradually. That is good. But I realize that my inner still feel uncomfortable and unsatisfied when I co-work with the people opposing me. How could I change my inner?
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James the Scott
A friend came to me asking for help with something. Even though I didn't know exactly how to help I still made myself available and gave them the support and company that they needed to get through the task.
I am grateful that I took the time to support them. I had a pretty terrible day myself and felt pretty helpless. By helping another it felt like I helped myself. I am grateful for all of the wonderful people in my life and the web of good deeds that connect us.