Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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dee
That my computer skills are proving adaptable and adequate in this strange, scary time.
Made me thankful for what I have learned and what I am continuing to learn; also, that I have adequate resources to functionally work at home.
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gratefulJoy
I am grateful that I have the strength to cook "nilaga" for the family.
It makes me feel the sense of belongingness.
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Dolorah
Yesterday my younger Sister and her husband drove 80 kilometers to have lunch with me, and bring matzo bread for me before our country locks down tonight
She said that she considers that I've been around for 68 years.
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ashernandez
I was thinking about how exhausted I am. And despite being so tired I am not achieving nearly as much as what I would like to. However I realize that I am tired because I am trying to take great care of my family. When I return to work I will miss out on some parts of the day. I am grateful that I know what is going on with my children every second of every day because I am here with them.
It made me feel not so bad about being tired, and in fact motivated me to get more done!
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Elsa Wong
I have been working from home for 8 days already. I enjoy this rare moment of slowdown of the pace of my work and daily activities.
I can eat healthily and get plenty of rest. As well, I am able to catch up with my research work too.
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Elsa Wong
My uncle (my adopted mother's younger brother) called me from Canada and thanked me for taking care of his sister in the past 30 years. My adopted mother passed away three months ago at the age of 92 years old.
I felt that we were in one family and taking care of my adopted mother is my duty and pleasure, it's out of my reciprocity of her love towards me and my children too. I felt closer to my uncle as we were connected by the same person that were close to and loved by both of us.
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Elsa Wong
I am grateful for having an online interview for the course I applied for. Although it didn't go as well as I would like to, and there were technical hiccups in the process, I thank God for at least giving me a chance.
It gave me an experience, whether successful or not at that end. If I fail this time, at least I get the signal that this may not be the path for me to pursue.
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Camspar
I feel very grateful for the opportunity to be at home with my family for the past week and a half. I have been able to spend time with my family and also have had the time to focus on my self care and much needed rest.
I now feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle the beginnings of creating and supplying remote learning to my students starting next week. I am very excited and optimistic on how things will go and the parents of my students have been very patient and understanding thus far.
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gratefulJoy
My sister is with me during this Covid19 situation.
This gives me comfort.
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Teddy Grahams
PSA: I'm grateful that I moved to Maryland to be closer to my family. GRP: I'm grateful that I've been able to work in sports for many years FP: I'm grateful to work together in the garden with my son on a beautiful afternoon PHS: I'm grateful that I am friends with people of all ages. It makes life so much more interesting. GIP: I'm grateful for feedback streams from professional producers to send me music in.
We are again grateful for people that make a difference in our lives and activities that are meaningful for us.
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kmshrader
He listened for hours when I was upset. He was there.
I had emotional support and didn't feel so alone.
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Zivio
West Sacramento: Thankful to have discovered a beautiful remote area for daily walks with Myleva where there have been very limited human encounters.
Grateful also that the isolation orders in our county still allow for outdoor exercise. It has been heart warming to see so many people and their families enjoying the outdoors lately while maintaining safe physical distances from each other. Something good from the bad.
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J9
we spoke on the phone for nearly an hour, and this helped to relieve anxiety during this most testing of time.
This brightened my day, lifted my mood, and provided just the distraction I needed during this Covid 19 Outbreak. Connection is so important during this time of confinement
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ModelBehavior
The co-leader of the girl scout troop I was writing an article about thanked me for putting out a positive story in the media during this time when fear, anxiety and uncertainty are so prevalent.
I felt like I mattered; what I was doing mattered, even if it was just a local story about a generous act by some girl scouts.
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RisingSun
The shut down due to the coronavirus has created the opportunity to slow life down from all of the usual activities currently cancelled. As a result, many people are now spending more time with the family. I've also been spending more time in the forest and love the calming effect it has on my psyche.
It is a reminder of what is really important and that often we are making ourselves so busy with unimportant tasks.
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Camspar
I have been taking daily weekday walks with my mom around a housing project close by to where we live. This enclosed housing community has a sidewalk encompassing it for people to walk on. On this sidewalk, every several feet apart, someone had drawn/created messages and activities (such as: "Do 10 jumping jacks," "Sing a song," "Say one thing you like about yourself," etc.) using sidewalk chalk upon the sidewalk.
It made our walk that much more joyful and entertaining and we greatly enjoyed it. We do not know the person who did this, but whoever you are, thank you!!
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Teddy Grahams
GIP: I am grateful that my dad is helping me move FP: I am grateful to have played softball for over 40 years PHS: I am grateful that I got to hang out outside with a small group of friends. We stood in a large circle and reconnected. PSA: I am grateful that I have been able to see a lot of the world GRP: I am grateful for great memories that I have made with other people over the years and the ability to reflect on these memories
We are grateful for people who help us, people who we can connect to, and great experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
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Teddy Grahams
PSA: I’m grateful that I’ve been given the privilege of living a long life FP: I’m grateful that people occasionally laugh at my jokes PHS: I’m grateful for technology GIP: I’m grateful for close friends GRP: I’m grateful for my ability to write poetry
A nice reminder about things that we enjoy, opportunities for lighthearted things and creative outlets.
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Teddy Grahams
FP: I’m grateful for good neighbors who will work in the garden with me at safe distances PHS: I am grateful for two wonderful grandsons PHS: I am grateful for being able to take each day as it comes GIP: I am grateful to have the time to work on DJing music. I’ve finished two songs this week GRP: I am grateful to know people who are good storytellers
These experiences reminded us about our hobbies, fun interactions and people that we enjoy spending time with
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Life is Good
I am thankful for the opportunity to post and read thankful statements on this website.
It helps keep me grounded in gratitude. Thank you all.
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RisingSun
I took charge of things in the office during a difficult time and eased her worries, concerns and time spent on the matter
Wonderful! The praise from a superior is the best reward for an employee. It made me respect and admire her even more.
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Elsa Wong
My elderly mother called me up and showed concern and care towards me and my daughter. We are all in home quarantine currently.
In my mother’s eyes, we always need her protection even though I should be the one to take care of her at this age. I felt so grateful for her lifetime love.
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Elsa Wong
After a few days’ quarantine at home, I was able to step out home and had a walk nearby. I could breathe fresh air and see the tall green trees around which probably are older than me! I felt that life is a miracle and I should savour every living moment.
I felt grateful for staying safe and healthy so far amid the spike of the epidemic currently in Hong Kong.
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Zivio
Thankful for a special moment today of feeling good physically and positive emotionally.
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Teddy Grahams
GIP: I'm grateful for diet pepsi and for my friends and family PHS: I'm grateful that I suddenly want to cook! I'm also grateful for beans--the ultimate go-to food in these uncertain times PSA: I'm grateful to have learned about my full, biological sister that I never knew that I had! I learned about her a few years ago in my 80's! FP: I'm grateful for my wife's new excitement about cooking and the garbanzo bean stew she has made. GRP: I'm grateful for funny television shows and movies that can make us laugh and help us out during tough times
These things reminded us about skills that we are exploring, people that we care about and ways that we can stay entertained and invigorated.