Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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meroe777
I am grateful my family and friends were unharmed in the recent Houston floods.
I am lucky to have resources to stay safe.
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Zivio
The scent and flavor of dill ... eating it by the handsful.
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Zivio
Grateful for having found more enjoyment and engagement in the process, rather than a goal, in learning a new musical instrument. It has been good to finally experience this new way.
Hoping to generalize it to other areas of life.
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Vigilance
I am in the process of mobilizing change for myself and to get out of a bad work environment. From applying to jobs or training programs, my friends, family, and even complete strangers who are becoming friends have been helping me SO MUCH along the way.
It makes me feel safe knowing that there are people who are actually rooting for me and want to help because they want to see me succeed. That is so amazing to me and makes me feel so good, even though I haven't actually gotten any offers or have a way out yet. But the act of kindness from people in my life seriously is a bright light and I am so thankful to them every day.
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meroe777
I ran into a very important and influential person/change-maker at my workplace. Unprompted, after work hours, she addressed me by name and gave me a great compliment about my dedication to my career, and alluded to wanting to work together further in the future.
I felt reinvigorated and felt a renewed sense of purpose in my career choice, which, as a primary care physician for underserved patients, can be challenging and mentally taxing.
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cflanna
I feel supported by my company at my job.
I have had some stressful stressful days here but the support I feel from my management has allowed me to quickly bounce back. It helps bring a sense of peace and assurance to me on days when I struggle to stay in the jovial mood I have come to expect from myself with all the blessings I have and helps my hair stay in my head (literally)
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meroe777
My 13 month old daughter, every morning she awakens and I pick her up out if her crib, firsts points to the door signaling she wants to go out if her room. Then, almost in retrospect, she burrows her head into my neck for a few seconds and intentionally cuddles with me. I am so grateful to have my children, and to feel her affection towards me each morning.
I feel rewarded and loved as a mother.
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llongo28
My husband took care of me this afternoon, I was so sick.
He kept talking to me to try & get my mind off of being sick.
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epic.christy
I went to a sign making class and met some new people in my new community.
I met new people and formed new relationships.
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PineappleBee
We had a cheese potluck at work today.
I felt so blessed to be able to eat and enjoy so many different flavors and textures with my friends / coworkers.
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epic.christy
I helped a friend reach toward her goals through personal training.
Grateful that I could help her feel confident and get one step closer to her goal.
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epic.christy
My friend made a dinner night more special by making great food to add to the experience.
It made me feel grateful for the friendships I have formed and made the night even better with amazing food.
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Zivio
Thankful for the positive feelings of satisfaction when considering some useful projects implemented at work.
While work can enjoy stressful or a struggle, it is good to remember that it also provides some opportunities for moments of delight!
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Ctracy
Getting through the week in one piece.
It reminds me that mindset is everything.
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PineappleBee
We had a hard discussion while showing empathy and love with a positive outcome.
I was bursting with love and so grateful that he is my partner in life.
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Vigilance
I finally made some friends at my workplace. I am really thankful for them existing!
It doesn't feel so terrible coming to work everyday anymore because at least for part of it, I get to see some friendly faces that I know have my back!
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cflanna
For discovering my new favorite songs.
It really calms me and make me special. I found through my favorite artist and it makes me feel closer to being the artist I want to be.
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don.eusey@gmail.com
Taking time to discuss with with him a difficult meeting we had previously had with another employee.
I appreciated our deep and lasting friendship that we have had for over 40 years.
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dee
Listening to the amazing harmony of Tom Petty and Steve Nicks on this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Ov0YOEry8
Made my spirit soar!
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will
My teacher this morning who led me in a very relaxing mindfulness meditation and does so every day!
I have become much more focused, happy, in tune with myself and others, and generally positive
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Zivio
For a low stress and somewhat productive work day.
They are not all like this, and it is good to take notice.
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Ctracy
A chance to walk in the warm sun in the middle of the day
It was good to be present in the moment I was in and out of the closed in floor I work on.
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alenamum
I’m not sure what I did but my bosses got me a nice bar of soap and attached a kind note to it saying they appreciate my talent and presence at work.
I felt so grateful to work for such kind employers!
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dee
That N and E got along so swimmingly at our yoga class.
What a surprise! It was a gift and I did not have to "negotiate" behaviors. Who knew? Phew.
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gentlelephant
I am thankful to have read this poem in a difficult time: You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting - over and over announcing your place in the family of things. Mary Oliver Wild Geese
This poem gave me perspective on the greater movement of the world and my role in it