Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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Jerri Lyn
Cancelling my plans and taking back the weekend for myself.
Learning this particular aspect of self-care has done wonders for my mental health.
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rainbowpiranha
I had the opportunity to do nothing this weekend - no plans, no responsibilities, no prior commitments. I got to sleep in, watch tv, nap, go on walks, and clean (which I find relaxing).
After months of appointments and socializing and working and traveling, this weekend was a much needed break in the chaos of life. I feel refreshed and more energetic than I have in months.
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cosmicmuffin
As I was walking to the art museum where I volunteer, a young man-- a stranger-- called out to me. At first I was a little uneasy (as a lone woman can be when encountering a stranger) but I decided to proceed as though all was well. Not only did we have a pleasant conversation, but he walked to the museum with me. Later I observed him in a guided-tour group, not only following the group but enthusiastically engaged.
It made me happy to feel that my decision to think the best of a stranger was rewarded, and that my enthusiasm also brought something pleasant to his day.
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Inge
My coach Made me See the possibility of choice whether of not being anxious About somerhing. Thuis wisdom Will change my Life!
It Made me think more open about my possibilities, zo i van go withouten graf to my boss
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Judeana
She showed an interest in something I had made.
She inspired me to continue to create.
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Inge
I sax a little bord eating in front os me, iT was wonderfull!
It reminds me hoe beautifull the world is
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Chunyan
I received some kindness from people today.
I'm in a special situation. But people do try to show me kindness, like today at the church. I'm grateful.
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jssuttie
I took a long hike in Tilden Park and felt immediately better about life. Then the day ended with a spectacular sunset.
It filled me with awe for our beautiful world.
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Chunyan
Thanks to Singer Rachel Platten for singing the beautiful song Stand by You. Thanks to the people who make cars with good breaks so that I did not hit the deer that was in the middle of the road tonight.
Thanks to the people who made and sang this beautiful song Stand by You. It makes me know how much a good friend I have been to myself. I'm so grateful.
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Chunyan
I'm grateful that I have a special lady.
She gives me mom like love and kindness.
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Chunyan
I'm grateful that I have been myself's best friend.
Everything a best friend can do,I do for myself.
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jslindsey
I went to a cardio dance class this morning.
This was so fun. I met another girl and we connected over how much we love the class. She shared "I love the community of this class, it's like one giant bedroom dance party." What she said very much captures how I feel. It doesn't matter how good of a dancer you are, we are all there to move freely and have fun. They played songs I like including 3 Beyonce songs in a row.
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rainbowpiranha
My boyfriend got a huge promotion that he has been working for, so I decided to splurge on a nice bottle of champagne. Then I decided to get some cheeses, meats, olives, and crackers to snack on.
As I was checking out, I realized that even though I don’t make a ton of money, I have enough to be comfortable and even some extra for days like today, when I wanted to celebrate with my boyfriend.
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AMR
Thanked me for organizing the waiver for a class we need to take.
I felt happy that I could help especially because it saved her some time.
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Chunyan
My friend had me in her home and shared me her beautiful stories and experience.
She made tea and cookies. I had her as a good company for the evening. I learned something inspiring from her.Im very grateful about this lady.
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jslindsey
My friend made me really delicious oatmeal this morning.
I normally make the same avocado bagel maybe with eggs or tomato & onion... so it was nice to switch it up and share the first meal of the day together.
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Zivio
In spite of recent family troubles and sadness, grateful for eyes to have seen and heart to know that over these few days nothing has been 100% bad. Indeed, there have been some wonderful helps and accomplishments.
It's good to find that gratitude is possible even in the most difficult of times. Thankful that this is how our universe works.
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Jerri Lyn
I appreciate having my Fitbit and SnoreLab phone apps.
They help me to learn how well I sleep. Combined with the Exist app I hope to learn what factors I can change to improve my sleep scores.
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Chunyan
God gives people options. People can make choices.
That's the great thing about God's rules. I'm grateful that we have choices.
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Phunt
I thanked my a small group of my high school students because, even though they often work long hours in the evenings, they till show up each day and work hard in class.
I had been tired from working late hours the night before, but thanking them helped me want to do my best back for them.
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Zuzuzuzulienka
I attended one important course which can be so stressful. I tried to be more confident and less stressed this time, and I passed it well.
It gave me an important feedback that I need to trust myself more.
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jslindsey
I listened to a lot of music I love today.
I really enjoyed focusing on different instruments or visualizing storylines from the lyrics.
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rainbowpiranha
I got to enjoy a Paint Nite with a friend I had not seen in a while. We had cocktails and painted a picture and got to catch up. It was a really fun way to spend time.
I forget how much I love spending time with her because I get so busy. Taking the time to see her, and paint (which is one of my favorite things) while catching up, made me feel really good. Warm and fuzzy.
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Chunyan
Today I volunteered at a used store, had a great time organising the items in the store.
I feel great when I see everything set up nicely in the store. It's a great feeling when people come into the store and see the items for sale are well organized. Today a lot of items are Christma decorations. All the items were donated. I found some very beautiful things. I'm very happy that these things are being reused. Doing this job is very fulfilling. I think if I were to work at a retail store today and get paid for the work, I would not feel the same contentment. Work for something meaningful can make me happy. I'm grateful that reused store gives me this opportunity.
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ldunphy
I just got an email from Xan - at 143 - saying 143. We have been having a difficult time - which is not typical - and I needed that contact and connection.
I needed to know that, even though we are struggling, that we are connected.