Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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James the Scott
A friend came to me asking for help with something. Even though I didn't know exactly how to help I still made myself available and gave them the support and company that they needed to get through the task.
I am grateful that I took the time to support them. I had a pretty terrible day myself and felt pretty helpless. By helping another it felt like I helped myself. I am grateful for all of the wonderful people in my life and the web of good deeds that connect us.
Shotokan's picture
Shotokan
Estar vivo
Recordar que debo agradecer por el simple hecho de estar aquí y ahora
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Mohammadkhodadadi
Now I am facing too much uncertainty in my life and I should make a lot of decisions. Thank you life (god) for options and uncertainties provided for me because the options give me the sense of freedom and the uncertainties make the life interesting and exciting.
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James the Scott
I went for a long walk last night, and got to experience the sun setting from several different places.
It was amazing to watch a slow sunset I am grateful that I took the time to experience it and appreciate it.
Shotokan's picture
Shotokan
No haber sido recibido el dia de hoy por la gente y haber pospuesto la reunión
Me dio oportunidad de regresar a casa a meditar.
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Shotokan
Poder tener el recurso para hacerle estudios a li hija
Me recordó que la Salud es importante, así como la bendición de contar con un trabajo.
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Val
I’m on sabbatical year. This morning I’m grateful for the liberty that I have. I’m simply enjoying a beautiful summer morning.
I am lucky to have such a privilege. Having time makes me feel rich.
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James the Scott
Last night I slept terribly, I tossed and turned and kept waking up.
It reminded me how grateful I am to sleep well most nights.
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melody1104
I'm grateful that the donation center has opened again and they came by to pick up the items.
I dislike tossing perfectly good condition things away so I'm really glad my donation will go to someone who will use it and appreciate it.
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James the Scott
I had a bad migraine yesterday, I have had them ever since I was a teenager. About 3 years ago my doctor tried me on some medicine that proved to be extremely effective at alleviating them. Instead of loosing a whole day to a dark room I am now able to recover and function.
I am grateful for this medicine as without it I would loose the ability to enjoy so much of my life, and would loose the confidence of being able to deal with the pain. I get less migraines these days because I know there is something that can help.
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LauraK
I was able to take a nap this afternoon, feeling refreshed and energized afterwards.
I was able to do a little self-care after a sleepless night. I was grateful that my circumstances made that possible.
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Zivio
2. Did a RAIN exercise just after meditating this morning. I RECOGNIZED that I had a negative thought/emotion about feeling the "sameness" of everything ... an ennui and boredom and sense that existence today is and was going to be insipid and awful. I caught it and ALLOWED it to be without pushing it away while INVESTIGATING it to discover that it wasn't a full-on thought but more of a shading in how my mind was interpreting and framing existence. So, yeah, from my eyes things were looking the same this day and the brain can either scream, "bummer I'm bored!" or, "amazing, life is miraculous!" But the outer world that is amazingly carrying on another day cares nothing about my reaction or thought. It is totally NON-IDENTIFYING with it, and so may I! So grateful to have caught this incredibly subtle micro-emotion AND to have had a technique for processing it so that it wouldn't catch me. This tiny little bit of negativity easily could have taken me into a "bad day" except for finding awareness of it. So grateful to have learned about RAIN years ago and for having been aware enough to apply it this morning -- it's not often I'm able to step back from thoughts and feelings this way.
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jcalderon7
I am grateful to wake up to another day. I've been sick for a few days so I'm grateful to get another day to learn, to see my family, to appreciate life.
It reminded me how blessed to I am to be alive and to have my family.
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Shotokan
Mi hija mejora de salud
Me hace reciedar que la salud es lo más importante que tenemos
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Shotokan
Mi hijo estuvo contento de jugar conmigo
Me sentí bendecido por su agradecimiento
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James the Scott
Yesterday I took a friend out to Toronto island to show her the sites. I used to go there alot last year, but with covid this has been my first outing there so far year.
It is a beautiful place with lots of nature and fantastic views! I am so grateful to be able to share it with someone I care about and show them my favorite places :)
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melody1104
Just when I thought this year would be a quiet july 4th, it turned out to be the quite opposite! Literally nonstop fireworks from all around the place. It's been going on for more than 2 hours and doesn't seem it will stop any time soon. Love the idea that the entire america is having fun together but separately.
This year has been a pretty crazy ride, yet, in the midst of all the negative, there is still goodness and bliss to be found.
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Lynnejay
My neighbor picked up a rack of ribs for me yesterday, she knew I had been looking for them.
I got a yummy dinner that I had been craving for awhile and felt thought if and cared about.
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Iftach1
I have a car which allows me to visit friends easily
It reminds me of how lucky I am, being able to get around, meet people, not sit at home and wait for public transportation or get depressed about it.
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jcalderon7
My friends prayed for my former student who is hospitalized.
This made me feel supported and helped me to see that my friends are kind people who will care about a stranger's health.
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Shotokan
Amanecer en mi casa, con temperatura agradable y seguro con un techo.
Me siento tranquilo , bendecido y agradecido
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James the Scott
I helped out at a meeting at work, the person running the meeting was very grateful for my contributions and messaged me afterwards to say so!
I felt appreciated and that I am good at my job. I have noticed that the more I show my gratitude to others the more comes back to me. The power of the actions of an individual to affect the group continues to amaze me!
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Shotokan
Compartir tiempo de juegos de video con mi hijo
Sentí muy bonito
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Shotokan
Con mi hijo, por dejarme jugar juegos de video con él
Me divertí mucho
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LauraK
I get to have a "life reset" every summer - catching up on life that got behind during the school year and pursuing things I don't have time for otherwise. And sleep.
I have time to catch up, which is very rare in our busy lives, and I can take on projects that would be nearly impossible while working full time.