Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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HelleB
I came across a dead Sea turtle on the beach. I felt sad for its demise. From the condition of its cadaver it had been dead for a while and I believe it had been washed up on the beach long after its misfortune. For me it was an incredible opportunity to experience a sea turtle close up and feel the power that this female sea turtle once had had. The shell, the fins, the head, the bones, the markings. Just to let my hand graze her shell once so powerful but now brittle and fragile was amazing. I checked on her 3 days in a row and every time she became even more powerful to me even though she had left this world long time ago. What a powerful and humble experience. This experience will always stay with me.
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Shotokan
Estar apoyando a los deportistas en un evento, nos agradecieron por el apoyo en el área médica
Tener trabajo y poder apoyar a la gente es una bendición para mí
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zjl145
For forgiving me
I don’t like myself much, but he supports me anyways.
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HelleB
I am very fortunate that I am able to contibute to the environment in my own simple way by cleaning up a small part of the beach where we camp once in a while. I have done it for a while and the pile of plastic is growing. I am hoping I can find a way to have it all removed by the local government and inspire and support a community beach clean up in the future.
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jackson lpl
People in my age experienced two era, era with information technology and ere without information technology. That's why I feel so privileged to have IT-enabled tools help me in my daily life.
I have ease access to knowledge, by using those tools I could be more efficiency, I could enjoy my life more.
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Giedre
I managed to send a present for my cousin's birthday abroad despite pandemic restrictions and increased regulations due to Brexit. She was thrilled with the surprise and the present and sent me lots of thank you and love messages which reminded me just how special our bid is.
Cousins by birth, sisters by choice :)
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Quyentt
She thought of me when she has something delicious to eat.
feeling warm inside
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oscar martin
mi madre me dejo el almuerzo hecho
esto hiso que pudiera almorzar sin tener que cocinar, estubo delicioso
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marharnecker
Estoy agradecida por el trabajo que tengo.
Me da flexibilidad para poder acomodar mi día según mis necesidades, me da una estabilidad económica para poder vivir bien, poder trabajar desde la casa sin perder tiempo en traslados.
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HelleB
I feel grateful for the wonderful spot we found. A protected nature reserve for birds that we have visited countless times. Nothing beats nature and I am always so uplifted when I get to observe wildlife in its naturel environments.
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taravchan66
She answered the phone when I called.
I feel the connection
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Shotokan
Estoy agradecido por que en estos tiempos e frío tenemos un techo, cobijas y ropa suficiente para poder mantenernos bien.
Saber que mi familia está resguardada y protegida para mi es una Bendición enorme
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jackson lpl
The begonia in my sunlight room have bloomed for the entire winter. The delicate red petal touched me whenever I saw them. They are really beautiful.
I am the kind of person who like to admire and appreciate beauty and excellence. They make me feel good and inspire me.
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Giedre
After a couple of days of poorly stomach, my morning coffee was absolutely divine. I could savour its smell and taste as if drinking coffee for the first time. It reminded me how many little pleasures in our daily lives we take for granted.
“Sometimes the small pleasures in life are the sweetest.” — Karen Marie Moning
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KahnT
I shared a funny internet phenomena with them a few days ago and it has really stuck with them
I am glad that they found it funny as well
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waikatokat
I feel thankful that we moved back down to Covid Level 1
It means freedom to behave normally and go out in normal ways
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HelleB
I felt grateful for Abraham Lincoln today. I watched a documentary about him this morning and he stayed with me for the reminder of the day with his message that we are not as divided as we think we are in hard times but are able to unite for the greater good. When there is will there is hope.
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Giedre
A squirrel came to say hello quite close to my garden cabin where I work during the pandemic. It reminded me not to take life so seriously, to make time for play and laughter.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard
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KahnT
I helped a shop mate with a project they are working on.
I was happy to help
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oscar martin
my friend give me a shoes sport
I want this shoes for do exercise
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Ctracy
The warmth of the sun coupled with cool wind on my face.
It is like being tickled with a kiss from the universe, a moment of bliss.
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kben
An unexpected long weekend, a wonderful Valentine's dinner and of course, a wonderful Valentine to share it all with. Oh, and not living where there are ice storms anymore.
The weekend--on Friday, someone ended an email to me with a wish for a nice long weekend. I'd completely forgotten that Monday was a holiday. What a delightful surprise just when I was feeling kinda worn out by the stay at home lifestyle. Valentines Day--early afternoon, my husband suggested takeout for dinner (he's a retired chef and does most of the cooking) and added that if I wanted to go to the store and get something special, he'd cook it. So I did and he did and it was wonderful. My Valentine--I spent 50 years working to convince myself that I wasn't lonely. I can't tell you how much I appreciate being loved by someone who knows how precious our love is. We cherish every day. My mother decided to move in with my sister in Texas, dispite my trying to convince her to stay here in California with me. She called to say that it's snowing so much that even she can see it (she's legally blind) and supposed to get to 6 degrees overnight. We laughed so hard over that, agreed she would not go outside. I'm so glad we no longer live in Vermont where I surely would be falling on the ice that used to form in our driveway all winter. Makes me love the gentle rain we've been having. Have a blessed day everyone. I know I will.
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KahnT
My friend invited me to a really fun gathering. it was so refreshing and nice
I had a great time at a party
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HelleB
I watched the birds and noticed that one was sitting very still. I was alarmed and thought that it might be hurt but I soon realized that it was simply enjoying the warm rays from the sun feeling secure in our little enclosed garden. Sparrows are usually very busy and hurried so this was a rare moment for me to have time to watch one for an extended time. That was a WOW moment for me and I still think a lot about it hours later. What a rare opportunity and a precious gift from nature.
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Giedre
The sun came out today, and it felt so spring-like! The flowers survived the cold spell and their blooms were playing in the sunshine. It was such a joy to watch this simple beauty.
“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland