Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

markwmfielding's picture
I took the science of happiness course
It's impacted my life. I feel so lucky that this resource is available - and for free.
nprieve's picture
I walked around my deck this morning like I always do but the light snow falling added a peaceful start to my day.
There is always something special about the first snow.
ChristaD's picture
A colleague explained the difficulties she is having with her line manager , and with a specific meeting taking place today. I tried to give her a different perspective so she could feel more in control and not as a victim.
I feld glad I could help, and I also feel like it helps me coping with similar situations in the future.
akrive's picture
I'm thankful for having a warm, secure place to work.
gumpybsc's picture
The train guards at the various train stations this week who made the effort, together with immense courtesy and a warm friendly smile and chat, to provide a portable wheelchair ramp to allow me to push my wife's wheelchair onto and off the train.
It made my wife and I feel special, very welcome on the train, and enabled a much easier and safer means to manipulate the wheelchair from the train to the platform, and visa versa.
gumpybsc's picture
My wife thanked me when she noticed I had cleaned up the kitchen.
It made me feel appreciated and I felt closer to her.
gumpybsc's picture
I returned my brother-in-law's phone call as he wanted us to check in on each other's health. My wife wanted me to do this.
I was happy for her.
matiz's picture
Losing my job
It gives me the time to help my daughters after the recent separation
kmarkparker's picture
Each day, I meditate for 20 mins and do a 15 min yoga before I start my day. Today I recognised what a gift this time is, how much I value it and what I get from honouring my commitment to doing it each day.
I feel calmer, more in charge of my life, less stressed and able to direct my attention more sharply. I hold myself better and have better sleep and digestion.
JenJen's picture
My daughter said something really simple about how loved ones are with us in our hearts after they die.
I don't think she realized how much that meant to me. Sometimes children's observations of the world are so simple, sweet and meaningful.
LisaMBrown007's picture
My husband and I took the time to go to dinner and laugh and connect. I am so grateful.
karis's picture
Spent his whole morning making the holes in mala beads larger for me.
His generosity made my life easier :)
lfoul001's picture
I am 38weeks pregnant. I had a doctor's visit today with my OBGYN,
It just made me happy when I realized that throughout my entire pregnancy I was able to receive great medical treatment from doctors that I trust.
Laura Mariño's picture
Laura Mariño
My husband fell of a ladder on Sunday. He was in pain after bruising and hurting his ribs. I ran to him and rubbed his back gently, not criticizing (he was holding tools, not holding on properly and did not properly fastened the ladder). I just kept saying I was happy he was conscious and then I helped him to get to bed, applied cream and ice, brought water and painkillers. I begged him to be careful because I need him so much. I was patient (which I am very often not) and have been patient and understanding as he has been in pain and complaining for few days.
Closer to him. More attuned.
ClaireE's picture
One of my coworkers had a medical issue yesterday requiring an ambulance. Another co-worker called the ambulance so that I could concentrate on keeping coworker 1 conscious and responding. Co-worker 2 talked to me about the incident afterwards which allowed me to let go of a fair portion of the anxiety I was feeling.
They helped to make a bad situation easier to cope with.
AlyssaNicole211's picture
I assured a coworker that everything that they are going through will work out.
I felt very connected with them
JulesLea's picture
My coworker always keeps me supplied with dark chocolate granola bars, often I will find them sitting on my desk when I arrive or when I get out of class. Today I had already eaten my lunch and was still hungry with several hours to go and he breaks out a new box of bars to share with me.
His granola bar gifts make me feel that I have a friend at work and it's nice to know someone thinks about me. It also makes it easier to work rather than sit there and think about being hungry.
ekgotmilk's picture
I realized that shaving my head when I was losing my hair from chemo made me feel powerful and strong. There's nothing left to hide behind.
atomicsolar's picture
im grateful to be able to go to lunch with my friend today
BrenGreene's picture
Weather is warming up.
It was easier to get out of bed this morning.
InaZ's picture
I had my hair cut today by the same woman who has been cutting it for 35 years - she's like an aunt to me.
She's the only person who "knows" my wavy/curly hair well enough to make it look good cut after cut. She's one of the few people in my life with whom I can speak honestly.
rainboz's picture
My friend, who said she considers herself as family to me.
This made me feel as though my world is larger, that I have more love and connection in my life.
Jeremy's picture
I have 2 legs and could walk in the sunshine
I'm grateful for living in a peaceful country
Jim R Feliciano's picture
Jim R Feliciano
I had a customer who was very frustrating. My supervisor stepped up and cleared it up.
My supervisor gave me ideas of other ways to deal with the situation.
roxanne.winslow's picture
Today is National Caregivers Day and I am so grateful we have Loni to help us out with an aging parent.
She is amazing and with her help my father-in-law is able to stay in his home and we are able to go to our jobs each day and maintain our daily schedules.