Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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Ctracy
She helped me see something through a different and lighter lens.
It reminded me how strong I am and what resources I have.
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DianneC
My boss was very supportive of my issues, and on top of that gave me permission to use an easier route than the official policy.
Apart from just feeling valued, he also made suggestion and plans that might actually make a difference.
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Robalee
She thanked me for driving her to the food pantry and for bringing my granddaughter who had visited in awhile.
I appreciated her saying so and for the good time we had together; and I shared that I thought it was a good experience for my granddaughter for several reasons including building language.
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Zivio
Rereading "On This Day" entries from one and two years ago in the Day One Journal tonight provided a reminder of how many difficulties there had been in work life. While getting through them had provided grist for the gratitude mill, tonight there is thankfulness that retirement has been sparing me from that bounty.
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cutterap
During my morning routine this morning I had several small frustrations- a computer glitch, negative feedback, it was cold and rainy. I pressed on, but things consistently crashed and burned. In a moment everything changed with a text from my son in law. It was simply a ‘good morning!’ And a kind offer of tech help. His generosity changed the tenor of my morning and slowly, after a pleasant breakfast and hot bath, things righted themselves.
There are so many things to be grateful for. We simply need to be able to see them. His cheerful generosity opened the door for love to come in and visit awhile. I was fortunate enough to have it stay.
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cosmicmuffin
I had an opportunity-- just a bit-- to be for someone "the wind beneath his wings." I carefully chose a musical gift for a young relative who writes and performs . As I had hoped would happen, he said, "I can use this for a song!"
It's a privilege to encourage creativity in others. And a super-privilege to be able to actually see the light in their eyes.
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cosmicmuffin
I am grateful for a class of experience I once heard defined as Power Gossip. Power Gossip is telling people the GOOD things others have said about them "behind their backs." A fellow volunteer at the art museum reported to me and another tour guide the nice things she overheard visitors saying about our presentations.
It's always a happy thing to encounter a genuine compliment, whether you overhear it, deliver it, or receive it. Somehow the world seems more happily in balance after this kind of exchange.
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Robalee
A woman who answered the Phone at Kaiser arguing the wasn't;t suppose to talk with individual members but relented - searched for a solution - directed me what to write and will send it to appropriate office.
Hopefully it will resolve the roadblocks in my health insurance snafu.
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DianneC
Walking along the street, but dressed funny
Make me actually laugh out loud. It's great to show our differences and inner child
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Zivio
Grandparenting at the zoo today on Myleva's birthday ... not a favorite place, animals in captivity and all, but the facilities and grounds were really beautiful, clean and humane. Surprised self especially with great interest (instead of aversion) in the reptile house with beautifully colored animals of great variety. Kids well behaved and enjoyed themselves and our attention.
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Zivio
Grateful for vision correction technology.
May have been seeking alms less than a millenia ago.
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Zivio
Physically, I'm feeling good right now. This is nice.
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Judeana
A telephone agent, helped me resolve a frustrating situation that I had been trying to work through for days with no success. She took the time and thought and handled everything. She was very kind and did not have to do this. I thanked her and have been sending her good wishes each day.
I now don't have to worry about something that would have taken weeks to resolve and been a detriment to me in the meantime.
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Robalee
My PT therapist help me request a referral for pain management and my Primary Care provider forwarded it.
I. would not have know about this resource nohow togo about it without her help.
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Robalee
As I called my daughter about picking up her kids, she was only a couple of blocks away so we went together to get her kids from day care.
I had the joy of my granddaughter for the afternoon but didn't have to drive in the snowy conditions by my self.
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Vigilance
I have been trying to help my classmates as much as possible. They have been grateful for the help .
Helping them also benefits me because it helps reinforce the subject and also helps me learn!
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Jhosebaur
I am doing cool things and will do more
It reminded me how lucky I am and how I should use these opportunities
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mamagray
I’m thankful for my home.
Because I have a home, I have shelter and safety from weather elements. I have a bed to sleep in and food to eat.
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mamagray
She spent time teaching me to make greeting cards
I learned to make cards and that made me happy. I can now share my cards with others.
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JSHERLOCK
My mum and I watched movies and drank champagne this afternoon.
This made me happy, to be able to just have a good time with her and just being silly and carefree.
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Catapan
My friends are away on a skiing holiday but they still send me fun photos of their days.
This reminds me that they keep me in their thoughts, even though they are far away and having their own fun.
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orangetracelace
Sometimes I focus waaay too much on what. I don’t have, like money to enjoy my hobbies. For example; I love to cook but have (really) crappy cookware. It’s all about appreciating what I DO have. I made myself a beautiful little breakfast today. I felt lucky as hell.
Sometimes I feel “less than” / kinda powerless because I don’t have much money, and certainly not enough to buy even one hard-anodized saucepan, darn it. I am learning how to function well without any purchasing power. It felt good to relish the fact that I can still enjoy organic eggs, lactose-free cream cheese and honey to put in my homemade chai.
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Catapan
My friend has, recently, given me assurances of how much I mean to him.
Having things made clear means I don’t fret if/when I don’t hear from him. I can feel honoured that he trusts me with his concerns.
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Catapan
In the cathedral crypt tearoom, where I went for coffee and cake, it was VERY busy (a music event preparing for the evening, amongst other things) and there seemed no free tables but a server took the “Reserved” notice off a small corner table, and a stranger and I shared it - each enjoying our food, drink and book to read.
So, I got a seat, I welcomed a stranger to share the table, we each took a moment to comment on the other’s choice of reading matter then we ate and drank in peace.
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Catapan
In an unfamiliar town, the bus driver advised me of a good place to go for lunch - and others on the bus said the same.
They were right. The restaurant was in an historic building, almost hidden. A place to go and eat IF you know it’s there. Good service, very tasty food. I enjoyed my healthy lunch