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What are you grateful for?

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Desmond
-   November 18, 2022
Yesterday I had to get an emergency haircut, and my mom waited the entire time. We got home around 7 and we were both so tired.
I'm thankful that my mom was patient with me and is a good conversationalist
Stan
-   November 18, 2022
warm morning hugs
I hugged back. great for both of us. good start to the day
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Karl
-   November 17, 2022
It has been a long while since I've felt positive feelings by sitting and recalling simple accomplishments, activities or "good things" that have occurred in the day. Grateful for the good feelings. Grateful that this activity that has brought some measure of pleasure in the past is doing the same now.
Janet
-   November 17, 2022
My friend started a ladies Spiritual group, and asked me to be a part of it. Wonderful group of 4 other women.
We all will have great support, some also new to this State, like me. Like minded people, helping one another
Andrea
-   November 17, 2022
Sister called to check-in on me
Made me feel less alone
Betsy
-   November 17, 2022
I love to watch this tree outside my home... It is home to so many birds, including hummingbirds who dart in and out all day long. It's a buzzing factory for the bees, and a feast for the eyes with its furry little blossoms that glow in the sunlight.
Communing with this tree reminds me of how basic things really are: shelter, food, sunlight, life. It grounds me.
A large deciduous green tree with creamy golden furry blossoms stands against a vivid blue sky. A hummingbird darts off to the right of the tree.
Andrea
-   November 17, 2022
Reached out to me on Linkin as a fellow CSUCI alumni. She is a CPA candidate and I asked about how she came to pursue her career choice. I shared mine and told her we were hiring if she was interested in our firm. Great friendly connection and completely unexpected.
Felt increased connection to my university and community.
Jeremy
-   November 17, 2022
My son's mother, Shelly, has early onset dementia. I don't feel even a tiny bit grateful for anything connected to this experience, which has shaped our lives and possibilities for more than ten years. However, I've found during the past few months that my depression over this event has started to slide into sadness, and my anger is starting to look more like grief. I seem to be more able to say the words "early onset dementia" aloud and talk about it in a more matter-of-fact fashion. In other words, though I have good days and bad days, just like Shelly does, it seems I am becoming more accepting of the situation. We're heading into the holidays and Shelly will be staying with us through Christmas (she splits her time between living with us and with her father in Hawaii). I can't say that I feel grateful for that; Liko and I struggle much more to get through our days when she's here. But being in this somewhat more settled place seems to help me to better support them and help them to negotiate their own grief. I'm grateful for that, for what it's worth.
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Maryann
-   November 17, 2022
Watching out for my health and well-being even though she is sick
As always, I am grateful to my daughter and her family and this is especially true as we all try to navigate sickness in our house.
A n d this has made me able to rest a very great amount, so that I seem to be getting better quickly.
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Maryann
-   November 17, 2022
I felt sick yesterday but better than the day before. I am allowing this 3am entry bc the 11 am drop is a bit late. Anyway I played with my granddaughter and it was wonderful.
Encouraged me to carry on and just try to get better.
Aakash
-   November 16, 2022
Not one person, but a whole organization. I am grateful toward UAW, which is a nation-wide union, for stepping up to voice the concerns of the members. The union is striving to get fair contracts from UC for academic workers. Uniting to voice concern does not even seem possible in many other states.
The union's effort made me participate in the strike and feel hopeful that a change is possible.
A strike sign that reads "UAW on strike. Unfair labor practice."
John Peter
-   November 16, 2022
I volunteered to do their task as I saw then cutting the thin shim plate wrongly. After cutting all 8 sheets which more straight and squared, I handed then their requirement in the least possible time and in the most safest way.
Grateful . . . . someone in need who is not normally doing the task can have accident if they are not careful with how they are doing the task. Volunteering for the task gives me assurance that the task will be safe and injury free.
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Breeanna
-   November 16, 2022
I walked into my morning meeting and she had a cup of tea sitting at my spot. She brought the tea from home and made it at work for us both.
It made me feel appreciated and important and made my meeting that much better with every sip.
Andrea
-   November 16, 2022
Friendly and polite chat while walking Widget
Made feel less alone
Sander
-   November 16, 2022
Feeling grateful for having tasted scones after mlre than a half year later than I would have expected, and they were amazing.

JD said today I might have been born in the wrong generation for liking blink so much. May be, but I also feel grateful zbout the current pop punk wave, because blink and Sum made me miss this sound in my own years, and that I have found it almost two years ago, has been the best music Ive listened to, grateful for being on the wave and it's not done yet
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Catherine
-   November 16, 2022
I have a fair amount of tumult happening in my life right now, with lots of outcomes dependent on other outcomes. It's a time of uncertainty. But this morning as I was doing yoga, I noticed the sunlight streaming through the window in this little room I'm in. And I was so grateful that I am in a safe place, a comfortable place, a place that I can stay in while my husband and I sort things out that doesn't feel like a burden.
It feels like a gift. It's a gift to be staying here in this place and to be welcomed and graced with sunshine and promise.
Three plants on a small windowsill with sunshine in the background.
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Desmond
-   November 16, 2022
Yesterday traffic was really bad so I just talked to my mom in the car for most of the time. I enjoyed talking to her
I had something to do in the car and my mom is interesting to talk to
Mariah
-   November 16, 2022
Yesterday, when I picked Ingrid up from daycare, a number of teachers (that I didn't know) said good-bye to her by name.
Starting your kid at a new daycare can be hard and unsettling - you have no idea what's going on there! Hearing that other teachers at school already know her by name and were making her (and me) feel welcome made me feel really good about her being there.
Ingrid standing with her backpack, ready to go to school. The backpack is as big as she is!
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Jessica
-   November 16, 2022
Thnx4
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Tom
-   November 15, 2022
Learning and practicing mindfulness daily!
I makes life worth living!
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Maryann
-   November 15, 2022
I believe I'm getting sick, but I just feel exhausted and that's the best kind of sickness. I just have to sleep, and I enjoy sleeping.
I will rest a lot and hopefully I won't get too sick.
Jeremy
-   November 15, 2022
November gratitude #3: I’m grateful to be able to joyfully read again. In 2020-21, I was not able to read for pleasure; it felt like being dropped into a well. Today, I seem to have returned to pre-pandemic reading levels, and I am so, so grateful for that.

In this picture, you see current/recent reads, or at least the ones that were still hanging around my bedside. Right at the moment, I’m bouncing between Middlemarch and Michael Moorcock’s The End of All Songs.
I have nothing original or interesting to say about the benefits of reading. It takes me to other times and places and selves, and so helps me to think about my own time and place and self. There's a social dimension as well; I talk about what I'm reading with partners and friends, and we often share books with each other, which helps us to find and build commonalities.
A pile of books I've read or am currently reading.
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Maryann
-   November 14, 2022
They are taking good care of me.
I don't have to risk exposure to Covid and flu because they bring me what I need.
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Maryann
-   November 14, 2022
They are taking good care of me.
I don't have to risk exposure to Covid and flu because they bring me what I need.
Haley
-   November 14, 2022
A ton of delicious food a recent friends-giving -- all of it home made and time with fiends enjoying it.
I got to taste a bunch of people's vegetarian takes on thanksgiving classics, plus some things that were totally new to me for the holiday like home-made mochi, hand pies, and 'meat'balls made with eggplant. For someone who loves to cook it was very inspiring :)
Plus we all got to spend some QT together.