Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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Zivio
Thankful for the birds and other living things around this morning. Perspective expanding experience: we share a world together -- it's not all about I, me, mine. What a feeling of release and relief! Enjoying sharing with them cat and dog fur/undercoat from my pets to assist in lining nests for their little avian Ka-babbies.
There's a mysterious inter-species boundary that feels so impersonal because of the communication barrier, yet at the same time we find ourselves solidly "in" each other's lives - I in theirs, they in mine. (below - bird's greeting. vvv)
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Greenta
God brought peace and mutual understanding to our home tonight.
We all can rest in God and each other’s love
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Catapan
I was in a bad way, because of depression, and I called a listening helpline. The helper listened, showed she really understood what I was feeling and gave me some suggestions of things I could try to lift the black cloud.
From the things she said, I understood that there were things I could do right then to help myself and I did one of them as soon as I could. It really helped.
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Catapan
Two friends, separately, dropped in and they each cheered me up, each in their own way.
My episodic depression had hit hard today. I felt so much better for my friends’ kindness and company. I think I have got through the worst of this episode and look forward to a better day tomorrow.
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lorna.closeil@centre.edu
I feel grateful that the weather is nice. I am a weather person., so when the weather is good, I feel good. I hope the weather stays this well. Moments like these, seeing the dramatic effect the weather has on my mood, makes me wonder why I don't move somewhere where it is hot all the time.
This benefited me because I am in a GREAT mood!
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Leigh
My mentor helped talked me through some options.
This opened my eyes to some new opportunities and gave me structure.
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CamiPG
My husband accompanied me to help one of my mum’s close friends move home. She has done a lot for my family and has been there through all our very serious health issues. I am so appreciative of her friendship and loyalty. Now because she is going through a difficult divorce, she has sold her family home and moving. I feel grateful that my husband recognises the importance of helping our friends, and even our parents’ friends. Even though I could tell he was very tired. We were very touched by the other friends who were there also helping and a few had been helping her for days. This to me is true friendship and true love.
Provided much needed muscle for moving heavy boxes which in turn eased the burden of my mum’s friend
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yayou
i went for a walk to the beach and sat in a corner by myself to just breathe and watch the waves.
i was feeling a bit stressed so this experience calmed me down and I felt grateful for having the beach so near my house so I can walk and appreciate its beauty every time I need it.
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Zivio
Brother invited me to join him and my niece to UC Davis Picnic Day to tour the campus where she will be attending later in the year.
Made me happy for the opportunity to hang out with them since we see so little of each other.
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Zivio
Thankful for the weird little cute thing Myleva made and left for me to find.
Made me feel happy she was thinking of me!
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Sam Holt
I was having a pretty shit day from beginning to end, and throughout the day everything lined up to make me feel better. From a literal class on how to handle and understand my stress, to dinner with a friend. I got wings and they were delicious and much needed. Ive been trying to be less frugal and enjoy myself more, and treating myself to a night out really helped my mental state.
yeh it was good
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thomasjordan28
My friend helped me fix something wrong with my hurdle form today that I had never realized. It made me feel a lot faster and I know I will have to continue to work at it but I think it is going to make me a lot better in the long run.
I think this will end up improving my time and make me an overall better hurdler. This could play a big part in conference as we are trying to win as a team and need all the points possible.
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Leigh
I feel grateful my family trusts me with an important responsibility.
Good and better that SO wants to help.
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Leigh
The instant I saw SO and they started talking to me I just felt better/happy.
Coming home is great when you have a partner like this. :-)
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Zivio
Thankful that sister Lou made herself available to help Myleva and me paint at my sister-in-law's house.
This not only was a generous offer for much needed assistance but it was enjoyable to breakfast and then work together for much of the day.
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Karen Steinberg
How God is supplying our needs. He is faithful. Answering prayers from now and a while ago. I feel loved
Built up my faith
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Sam Holt
A friend who is very skilled doesnt think any of his work is good, but he and I made a piece last week which was ehh, and he saved it and is making something he likes out of it. His high standards make this important to me. Its nice
I feel like we are growing as friends and my art was affirmed
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thomasjordan28
As weird as it may sound, I don;t really play fortnite but me and my friend today won a game together. Neither of us are very good so it was honestly just really exciting and fun and probably the highlight of my day!
This reminded me how much the simple things can make an impact on my day. Something as small as winning a game with my friend made my day.
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norrisj3325
My friend encouraged me as I was working on my philanthropy event.
I felt a lot more assured about my role in the event!
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Sam Holt
I have a shitton of interview for jobs. many people dont even get that chance, so i need to keep working
It reminded me I have somewhere to go
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lorna.closeil@centre.edu
The end of the semesters are always hard for me because I become restless. I began incorporating different challenges that make my week feel different and less routinized. For example, last week my goal was to say "yes" to everything. I set some guidelines with myself where I was not allowed to harm myself, someone else, or commit to something long term. That was a great week for me because it allowed me to do things I would instinctively say no to. This week my challenge is to stay off of social media. So far I can already feel myself more centered alert and motivated to do my work.
I feel more motivated and centered. I feel more present in my classes and my conversations with others.
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Jacob
I helped a couple friends with their project and they thank me for my help
I felt helpful and and useful for these people
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norrisj3325
I watched some awesome basketball with some great friends.
It reminded me how good sports can be at bringing people together.
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norrisj3325
I went for a run through the park yesterday, and it was a gorgeous day to do so. Yesterday the weather was so beautiful.
It made me enjoy my routine again.
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Leigh
MM has been so helpful, suggesting wedding dress shops to go to.
This makes me feel supported and it's more fun to go with people!