Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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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.
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photogcarole
I get to walk outdoors in a wooded area everyday
This helps me reset my mood regardless what mood I’m in. A good mood gets better and a bad mood becomes a good.
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seangun14
Music flows from my body
Relieving tension; reliving the best of times
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SueCarol
I got up and turned the heat up.
It reminded me I am so grateful to have a warm house, hot running water, soft bed, lotsa food, a cuddly dog and a loving partner.
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SueCarol
Has brought more sing and playing music into my life
I am having more fun with her on a weekly basis, and more fun on my own preparing for our times together, and developing my musical skills.
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Fenna
I wanted to start the Science of Happiness course for a long time, and have even enrolled but not started in the past. Now, I've started week 1.
It made me grateful for the opportunity to use the insights for my own benefit and hopefully that of others, and excited for a future in which I can use them.
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Bernadette Ellul Felice
Facilitated approval at work
Good
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Zivio
Thankful for the "Day One" iPad journaling app.
Enjoyed some feelings of delight and satisfaction tonight while reading through some past entries of things since forgotten. Grateful for having recorded positive experiences that although each is small in itself, together they show that on balance life has been good. "The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson
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Fenna
My son was really kind to me when I was feeling ill, getting me drinks and telling me to get well soon.
It gave me a short break to relax and strengthen when feeling sick.
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Anna Kelman
my cousin went shopping and to the movies with me. Actually we went to the mall which was unpleasantly noisy but I did need to shop for shoes
It was great to hang out with her
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Catapan
A friend who means a lot to me sent a message that he hopes to call here in a few days.
His message cheered me up, as I’ve been rather low recently. We always have good conversation and laughter when we meet and I’m looking forward to the next time.
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Catapan
During the silent time in Friends’ Meeting, I was asking for help to find my way and there came an answer.
Not only an answer - which I don’t yet understand - but two or three instances of synchronicity quite soon afterwards, which were completely in tune with this answer. I did my best to act on these hints. I feel very emotional about all this.
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Reem
Walking under a pretty clouds this weekend
Remind me to breath, enjoy the view
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SarahG
I went somewhere new and had an unexpectedly good night.
I'm thankful for all of the random people you meet and the experiences you have when you say yes to something new.
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Zivio
I surprised Myleva this morning with my outfit and at least four people at work complimented me on my attire.
Enjoyed the positive feedback and attention.
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Zivio
Four or five people at the bus stop this morning cheerily returned my greeting as I rode by!
This was life affirming and made me feel happy.
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Catapan
The seasonal work I’ve been helping my friend with is now over. He needed the help, for sure, but I know he invited me to help so that I would have busy things to occupy my days around the Christmas and New Year festivities, when being alone could have weighed heavily.
I’m grateful to have been thought of when help was needed. I’m very grateful to have filled many days with fruitful labour and helped press fruit and bottle juice by the hundreds of litres. I’m glad to have had something to look forward to every day. I’m glad I can rest now but sorry not to have a reason to start my days.
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kelzalez
My family is always there to help me. I feel confident that should something in my life overwhelm me, they would understand and lend a hand.
They make my life full.
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cimani
My friend Dana is a stable rock for me. She checks in on me often and makes me laugh
She helps me to stay happy in the darker moments and the lighter moments
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Zivio
Spontaneous thankfulness that SHz has accepted JB into their department and that she has a very good opinion of his capabilities.
Harmony is so much better than discord in the workplace and makes my life there more wonderful!
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kelzalez
My wife felt stressed today about bills and I realized how hard she works to keep things going smoothly for me and our son. I am so grateful for all she puts into our family.
Her drive has kept us safe and comfortable and moving towards our goals.
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brgerber
My friend wrote me beautiful, amazing note this morning acknowledging the difficult times I have been through in the past year. She went on to note that she admired how I had dealt with everything and let me know that she was always there to talk to if I need.
It made me feel loved, appreciated and cared for. It served as a reminder that I am not alone; and that I have a circle of amazing friends I can rely on.
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SarahG
I had a lovely yoga session this morning. I haven't been feeling up to yoga lately but I pulled myself onto the matt and immediately felt energized and connected.
I feel lucky to have something that I know will always make me feel better. Sometimes I get down on myself for not doing yoga enough but I'm so thankful it's there when I need it. Today I was reminded that it's not an obligation but a wonderful privilege.
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Zivio
Thankful for connection with people at the barbershop tonight. Having struggled with a lifetime of feeling somehow different, or inferior or unlikable, tonight there was a sense of inclusion from others and gentle confidence on my part.
Going to the barber has often been awkward and sometimes uncomfortable -- tonight was actually enjoyable! Hope that life offers opportunities for growth and new ways is a wonderful thing.