Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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JinMT
I'm irritable and struggling to find gratitude today, but here's what I've got. It's a very bright sunny day today and in about an hour, I'm going to go for a run. It's also very cold, but I'm equipped for that. I believe the bright sun will help. In the mean time, I'm going to be grateful for the bright sun being out at all today.
All humans are, to some extent, solar powered. One doesn't have to have SAD to be impacted by shortness of days during winter. Staying warm inside is nice, but getting out and getting some sunlight is really nice, too.
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alakahsamm
I came home feeling distraught because I had to drop a class. Everyone that was in the living room listened to me and reminded me that it’s just a bump in the road.
It made me feel better and got me through the little rough patch.
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alakahsamm
She’s continuing with school despite her learning disability and credits me as her inspiration to continue her education.
It reminded me that my education doesn’t just mean moving myself forward but also being a role model for my family and showing them that it’s possible for them too.
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Zivio
Thankful for the joyful and positive feelings experienced at the lighting of the menorah for Chanukah tonight at our state capitol.
I'm not Jewish, but the gathering of humanity with sincere wishes for love, light and peace on Earth is a wonderful thing and always welcome in my heart.
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marsha
She has offered and continues to offer me (as well as for all who are interested) a way of relating to my body that is amazing and totally supportive of how I am working to present my self to the world.
She speaks of what it takes.
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Zivio
Borrowing books for free from the library ... in the comfort of my home on my iPad!
Sure, my taxes pay for this privilege, but it's really nice to get a tangible and personal return on them.
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Zivio
A small thing, but grateful for my recent Amazon purchases: the one that fit although I'd had little hope that it would and the other that I need to exchange for a different size. My app made it SO easy to exchange and return the second item with just a few clicks.
Amazed at how privileged and easy life can be with some of our technology.
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maneesha
he let me share my inhibitions without judgement
He made me feel safe and happy
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Catapan
I received a kind note from my late husband’s school friend, on the anniversary of his funeral.
I wrote back immediately to tell him I’d been rereading the funeral eulogy, including this friend’s part, and how much I appreciated that he had been thinking of us both.
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Catapan
I was concerned that I needed to find someone to agree to accept Power of Attorney in my regard and I have no family and my closest friends are all my generation or older. I just happened to mention my concerns to a younger friend who immediately said “Would you let me do it?”
I couldn’t say Thank You enough! I was near to tears. I’d been concerned about the problem and hadn’t been able to find a solution and this offer - SO generous. It’s a big responsibility and I’m so grateful. A lovely gesture.
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Catapan
See my previous post - I needed the tow truck!
I’m grateful that (a) my phone got a signal, out in the hills; (b)my insurance covers recovery service; and (c); that I can afford this insurance. I’m also grateful that it was a fine day, so we could enjoy the views while waiting for the tow truck. I can’t say the event made me smile or that it made my whole day glorious.
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Catapan
I’d offered a friend a lift to where we were to join upwith friends for a hike but had a skid on the ice and ended up in the ditch, waiting for the tow truck. My friend refused all suggestions that he should continue without me and stayed, until we were safely clear. No hike for him
Though I could have waited for the tow truck on my own (waiting is not difficult) I appreciate that he gave me his time, his attention, his company. I too,often don’t ask for help and I’m sorry I tried to refuse this help.
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Onizzaf
Ryan asked me if I needed anything while he was going out.
Made my life easier.
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Zivio
These last number of days (since Friday or so, and today is Monday) have been happier, calmer, more upbeat and I've been laughing more!
This just isn't the default case for me, and I'm very appreciative for the good feelings and disposition. Definitely not taking this for granted.
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Alfredo_soto
My mom was cooking for us in Sunday
Last weekend I was resting, comfortable watching TV and some voice say " Fredy come to help us" , in first instance I didn't put attention and continued watching TV and in my cell phone. And then, a moment of awareness comes to me , and I notice the work and effort that my Mom makes every day for us, she said " go and clean the backyard" and for the power of gratitude I went to clean it , even made things I used to do in my childhood when the Moms give us homeworks that are unpleasant for us, but in recent years I haven't made for taking granted the effort she makes for us. It makes me feel awareness and Happy for contribute and pay in actions to the daily effort she makes for us.
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JinMT
A couple of years ago a friend gave me a tea pot. You know how sometimes you want a thing, but you don't need it, so you never get it? Well, I had wanted a tea pot similar to this one for years, and suddenly there it was. Neither my friend, nor I, can recall me mentioning it to him ever. He had gotten one for himself and loved it so much he began regularly gifting similar pots to friends.
Today I am home sick from work. I have a bad cough and am drinking tea with honey to help sooth it. I'm using my lovely tea pot so that I can make several cups at once and not have to make a new cup each time. That way, I will drink a lot more of the soothing tea and feel better.
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alakahsamm
My friend invited me to kick around a soccer ball at the beach. I didn’t really want to go, but I did, and I had a lot of fun. We tossed around a frisbee and juggled the soccer ball.
It made me feel euphoric, amused, happiness, and overjoyed.
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More Adventurous
My partner and I have opposite schedules and get so little time together. I'm feeling grateful for sleeping in and getting brunch together before he had to go to work today. I cherish it all, even the little things like sharing the car ride to the restaurant. <3
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Leigh
My friend called to congratulate me on my engagement.
I always knew I was going to tell her and even though we haven't talked for a very long time I always knew she would be part of my wedding. It felt like we came full circle. It's just cool to hear your friend calling out with excitement. It took me back to our childhood.
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TOmo
My parents made lunch and my brother brought delicious wine. Later, he droped me off at home so i had comfortable journey.
My parents made delicious lunch and my brother and his wife was there. So i am greatful for good healthy food, good company and delicious wine that i tasted and that went splendidly with food. After this family gathering he even dropped me off at home with their car, so i was warm and comfortable.
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Zivio
Made up a big batch of pongal using our Instant Pot.
Besides being pleased to be able to quickly make up two weeks of lunches (and save Myleva time doing so), there's something about using good tools that gives me positive feelings of satisfaction and delight! What a fantastic piece of culinary technology.
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Zivio
A random thought about life expectancy popped into my brain this morning.
I took stock of the fact of how privileged we are to be living in these times.
Leigh
I feel grateful my dentist office will be open tomorrow at 8.
It will help me heal as I am in pain.
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More Adventurous
I got a half-sleeve tattoo worked on yesterday, and it's looking pretty dang lovely! :)
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Catapan
After my friends left after our meal, I cleared everything away. We’d used the best china and crystal so most of the tableware was too fragile to go in the dishwasher so I did it all by hand and stacked it to air dry overnight.
This meant that I came down to a clean tidy kitchen. All the crystal and antique china was sparkling. Better by far than having a mess facing me to start my day. I was glad we’d used the best stuff. What else would I be saving it for?