Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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dmenser000
My husband baked steelhead last night and it was delicious!
After a long workday, coming home to this lovely dinner was comforting and I felt loved by his actions. When I told him how wonderful it tasted he said yes he added more garlic because he knows I love it.
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brittowen
My sister went shopping with me even though she was tired.
We had time to catch up.
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Catapan
Friends remembered my birthday - at 72 that’s quite heartening! I received greetings cards and good wishes.
I’ve thanked many already - it makes me feel less lonely to know that friends think of me.
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Zivio
Thankful today for some small relief from the oppressive anxiety of last night and also the physical discomforts of being ill.
In an odd way the opportunities of suffering are helpful in their reminder that feelings are ever changing and but poor gauges of what really "is." Hoping to better acquire this understanding to better weather the inevitable future moments of trouble and distress with equanimity.
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Greenta
A challenging student showed a new classmate where to line up for snack without breaking the rule about quiet lines.
It showed me that he’s able to be altruistic and that he’s maturing and gave me hope
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Sunlover
I spent most of my Sunday drafting a grant proposal
I felt glad to have my effort recognized. I gave up time on my weekend, and it made me feel like it had been worth it, to have my efforts valued.
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Catapan
I spent time with Shirley and gave her two books I thought she would like.
She rang early this morning to say she’d dipped in to both books and was pleased with them . I was just glad that she was feeling so positive, in view of her diagnosis.
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Catapan
I visited Shirley, a very long term friend this evening, two days after her second session of chemo and she was very much herself. Our time together passed very quickly, talking about all kinds of subjects and sharing a meal she prepared.
I nursed my late husband through chemo. Two other close friends are also cancer patients, one is doing well, the other is so negative and disagreeable that I tend to avoid her( and I’m not proud of that, but I can’t be who/what she needs). It was so reassuring to find that Shirley, with cancer, is still Shirley and so I could just be myself in her company.
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Zivio
Thankful to have found Selena Lael Magram's "Everything Will Be OK" Guided meditation on Insight Timer in the wee hours of this morning.
I'd been feeling uncharacteristically bleak and her logic and very kind words gently lead me in just the right direction out of the dark and funk. So grateful there are those whose time, heart and talent can be such a balm.
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Sunlover
Candace invited me to spend the day with her
I have been missing Candace since she has settled into her new relationship, and have been wanting to talk to her about our lives. This will give us an opportunity to reconnect.
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Zivio
Heroclitus, the poor doggie, threw up over our freshly cleaned upstairs carpet in the middle of the night.
Thankful that when we took him out he had a regular bowel movement and not diarrhea, which sometimes accompanies the stomach upset. And very thankful for our SpotBot carpet cleaning device -- this thing has been such an effective tool!
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Catapan
I went for a hike on my own - the weather was windy and showery, with some sunny intervals. I passed only two other people. I heard curlews, lapwings and a solitary but loud blackbird.
It fulfilled my need - which I don’t always respect - to spend time alone in wild places.
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Catapan
Friends were with me as we climbed Meall a’Bhuachaille early, to avoid the worst of Storm Freya that was threatening. James, ten years old, carried the rucksack with Stuart’s ashes, almost the whole time up to the 800m summit. There was encouragement, understanding, support, hugs, tears and love .
Benefit? I was surrounded by loving kindness. I can t say the day was glorious but it was a success and exactly right for Stuart.
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Zivio
Three Good Things - 3GT: 1. Louie and I were able to complete Mom's final tax return. Although there were a few moments of possible confusion we had all of the information necessary to answer every question and leave us knowing it had been done correctly. 2. Myleva joined sister Kate and me for lunch and for making lanterns at the community center! 3. Myleva watched The Incredibles 2 with me tonight on our big screen. Silly movie but just happy that we've taken time to do a few different things together.
Feeling more of a connection since I told her about plans to take a few days off next week and some ideas for celebrating our 27th anniversary.
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kgolden
My friend offered to fix me lunch! Reheated leftovers but still thoughtful because she didn’t have to share, she could have saved my portion for her dinner. It was delicious and I had good conversation. I don’t believe I said thank you but I did offer and then help her do a task she had to do. That was my way of saying “thanks”
I didn’t have to throw something together for lunch and even better I got to have company while I ate.
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Greenta
Matt and I got some one on one time out and about
It reminded me of when we first started dating and gave me a chance to see him for who he is not just Max’s daddy
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Greenta
Someone turned in my wallet that I left in the cart at Kroger and everything was still in it!
I didn’t have to cancel my cards or get a new license and I didn’t lose my Starbucks and Barnes and Noble gift cards
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Zivio
@Catapan: Wishing you every comfort as you scatter the ashes of your beloved.
May very good things pursue and surprise you as you carry on, dear soul.
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Zivio
Sanctuary! So glad to be in a peaceful place away from the hassles, anguish and absurdities of work. And It's Mental Health Friday!
Thankful for this ongoing ritual, not to forget the cold beer, that reliably brings peace, comfort and feelings of well being. Feeling calm and bliss.
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dee
We are almost done with our BOTY programming for this year.
I gave a sign of relief. Hoping all goes smoothly Tues.
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Catapan
I’m planning to scatter Stuart’s ashes on a mountain top this weekend. I opened the container and took out a small amount of the ashes to keep at home; fastened them in a small container and put that into a wooden jar that Stuart had made himself. He didn’t have to do anything special , I’m grateful for all he was and all we shared.
Hat more can I say? I’m grateful for his life.
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Catapan
I’m packing for a weekend in the Scottish mountains and I’m using my late husband’s duffel bag and some of his mountain equipment.
I had a little weep then I was reminded of all the good times we shared in the mountains and I was glad to have his equipment and load to be putting it to good use.
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Ctracy
I shared my story of transformation in my life and they related to it.
I felt grateful to be have something to share from my life that is beneficial to another person.
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edoras
a very relieving spiritual session for the subconscious mind of mine
noticed an unuseful habit of mine that causes dramas in my life and cleared a barrier from the happiness line
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R
Called me by name - a former student from years ago
I realized I had made a difference