Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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Painted_dog
I met up with my lover and went to the beach for the first time in months. Even prior to quarantine, we didn't get to meet up too much, but I still had feelings for him. Yesterday we spent the whole day together and he was the first person I touched early March when the lockdown was enforced.
It was the happiest day I've had in a long time. He's someone whom I never expected to continue to have feelings for and I'm glad he still has feelings for me. I woke up the next morning refreshed and feeling better than ever.
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Juha Light
Sit on a bench, eat breakfast, see everyone go in a special place
The view is caught by my eyes two times in the important, tough periods of my life. I am happy that I still am alive to see them.
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Ulrike
My boss and I had a nice phonecall today. She become almost a friend several months ago and I really trust her and she trusts and respects me. We talked about private things today (as we are both in homeoffice) and we laughed a lot.
I feel so good when I talk to her; I can tell her when I'm not feeling good and sh does the same, when she does feel bad.
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Chooky
My friend of over 35 years has been connecting with me every day via FB during this pandemic. She's also stopped by twice for curbside visits. She's keeping me same.
Since almost all my mental health resources have been cancelled, she's one of 2 people I have to talk with.
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Chooky
I'm so thankful for my a/c today.
I live in the GTA, and there's a heat warning with humidex reaching 39c. The heat and humidity really bother me, so it's nice and cool inside.
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Juha Light
She makes me realize that it is not always meaningful and worthwhile when I am dedicated to everything I do and I should not hope the giving-back of my effort.
I become a realistic person than I have ever been. Ps: Hope that you all will safe amidst the COVID 19 outbreak
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ViolinKiseki
My dad helped my mom when there was issue connecting to the internet after I realised that I wasn't sure how to help mom
It means that my mom can continue to use the company's computer in peace
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Buden
My wife is always thinking of me. She anticipates many of my needs, tries to be helpful, is kind and pleasant and considerate of others. This morning she made a nice breakfast for me even though she didn’t feel like eating
She inspires me to give more easily
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James the Scott
I had the opportunity and the privilege to work with some good friends (at a social distance) in rebuilding part of our community makerspace!
I am so grateful to have found this community which has seen me through good times and bad. I am also so grateful for working with my hands, I love building creating and organizing. It is so rewarding to see and make physical change in the world.
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Dwbowman11
I was running on the track, and everyone around me was very conscious of how close they were to everyone. Almost everyone around me respected my space (and the the space of others.
They made me (and presumably others) feel safer during this pandemic.
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abordeaux5307
I want to thank my mom for having a big cookout. I had a blast.
Yep lots of family and friends.
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kurelove
My parents chose to bring me into this world! Even though we don't always get along, I know that their original intentions were filled with love.
This is the whole reason that I exist, so of course it was the ultimate gift to me. I am grateful to have been raised in a well-intentioned, loving home.
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Maestra Catalina
My friends Jimmy, Sam, Matt, Mabel, and Milo went hiking with me
They reminded me I still can connect with people
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Maestra Catalina
I went on a long, steep hike yesterday and saw some mountain goats
I am stronger, happier, and healthier for it, and reminded of how beautiful and wonderful our world is.
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Juha Light
Today, it is a rainy day. It drives the swelter out of me.
I get a short time to relax my mind with this weather
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ViolinKiseki
My mom cooked dinner and helped bring the dry clothes in
I get to nap when I needed to and it was a nice change rather than having food from outside
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Ulrike
My husband made me laugh a lot of times during a day
I feel so thankful that he is around me. He is so positive and living together is so easy
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Greatful
My teen helped me in the garden yesterday. Both of us had a sense of accomplishment when we finished the garden bed. Getting closer by doing things together.
we completed the garden bed doing it together and a bonus we worked on another circle too which was unplanned.
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Deolloz
A Lyft driver.
I'm thankful for a nice and safe Lyft driver who got me to my destination quickly and safely in a torrential downpour.
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abordeaux5307
I went to the mall..Boring.
I was able to get out of the house and see other people
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DrOT
He was always very helpful and supported me. E.g. he financed my tennis course. He gave me money for a very expensive chess book.
I had the opportunity to play tennis in a tennis club. I was very happy and satisfied during this period. It was a great joy for me. In chess, I managed to become a rated club player thanks to the support of him.
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James the Scott
I took advantage of the great day today to go out on my rollerblades and explore more of Toronto!
It reminded me how fortunate I am to be here in this stunning place. I never could have imagined myself being here, and it's mind expanding to think of all the things that have happened to get me here!
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Ulrike
I did a horse ride yesterday (I do it every Saturday) in the forest and I loved everything about it: the horse itself as it is a nice "old man" of 29 (which is VERY old for a horse), the beauty of the forest, the surroundings and the people with me.
It always reminds me how everything is connected with each other: the nature the animals and the human beings and how wonderful it is.
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JoAnn
My son, who is far away, makes time to video chat with me every day.
His calls guarantee that I see him and his family. It relieves isolation and anxieties about health and safety.
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Chooky
I had a good night's sleep.
I felt good about this experience for the rest of the morning.