Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

Lokesh's picture
Lokesh
Its a great privilege to be living in the US and that too to work in NYC. It is a dream come true. I am thankful for it. I am thankful to my roommates who are considerate. I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful for this warm day I was able to go outside without a jacket on...which was first in months. I am thankful to my health. I purchased myself a book on thriftstore. I look forward to its arrival. Very excited to read "robinson crusoe"
scratch5's picture
scratch5
My husband brought me coffee in bed.
I got to relax on a Sunday morning, which helps me recharge for the upcoming week.
hancam's picture
hancam
A friend from my childhood saw a card that reminded her of me. She took the time to purchase it and write a thoughtful note before mailing it to me.
I felt seen and appreciated despite our not having had a meaningful conversation in years.
Zivio's picture
Zivio
West Sacramento, CA: Thanks today that in two short years the one who had authored the greatest anguish, anxiety and conflict in my professional career is now one who has brought me the most laughter -- and I am NOT an LOL kind of a guy!
This realization is cause for hope and awe at the mystery and weirdness of life. I'm astounded and grateful!
Catapan's picture
Catapan
The worst of the snow and icy conditions have abated (for now).
This made driving less challenging and, with luck, I’ll be able to get to my patrol point (as a National Park Ranger) tomorrow.
Zivio's picture
Zivio
West Sacramento, CA: Gratitude for rain on the return bicycle commute tonight. Steady, but moderate.
Thankful for the opportunity to experience and enjoy the spectrum of what nature and the outdoors offers and for a safe return home.
Zivio's picture
Zivio
West Sacramento, CA: Thankful today for, well, first an explanation: from reading my own and other's entries it seems the power of expressing thanks isn't dependant upon the momentousness of the event or splendor of the object. I, and others, have posted gratitude for things spanning the mundane to the euphoric. In fact, what the commonplace may lack in gloriousness is made up for in frequency and availability. So at the risk of being indelicate -- although I recall having seen public gratitude surrounding IBS, ahem, challenges (you know who you are, haha!) -- here is my thanks for our toilet BIDET ATTACHMENT! So many reasons for satisfaction and thanks: 1) Myleva thoroughly researched options, 2) she installed it all by herself saving me the trouble, 3) the unit is well made and performs wonderfully, 4) it was economically priced, 5) over the year since purchase it has paid for itself several times over in savings on T.P., 6) it had saved on the energy and resources for making T.P. and clearing it from the water supply, 7) it saves an extra trip lugging groceries and stuff up the stairs, and 8) I feel so clean!
Thanks, bidet! You are loved.
Leigh's picture
Leigh
I feel grateful for my brother-in-law and how he's taking care of my sister and my nephew.
There's a lot of changes happening and they're working together well as a family.
Zivio's picture
Zivio
Thankful for remembering to practice a personal self-improvement objective: Listen 75% of the time and speak 15% ... leaving 10% for mental peace and silence. I did it when presenting at our Executive Team meeting today!
Felt a great feeling of satisfaction and hope for making this a habit ... and the meeting went really well. Sensed that my colleagues were not only heard and honored for their contributions, they too seemed to allow more space for each other. This is magic!
Catapan's picture
Catapan
From my teens, I have had postal pen pals, and I still have just a few, all of whom I’ve met, over the years. I’m grateful that we’ve been able to maintain contact over the decades.
Since I was feeling lonely at home, I sat down and wrote to one of my pen friends, and it was like talking to her, here. I can tell her anything.
Catapan's picture
Catapan
A travel bag I ordered arrived safely in a very short time.
It made me feel positive about the possibility of going travelling later this year and a few vague plans floated into my mind. This felt good. Also, the bag itself is very practical and also good to look at. If it weren’t a travel bag, so a bit large, I’d be happy to use it every day .
Catapan's picture
Catapan
My friend is leaving for six weeks but said “I’ll be in touch”, nodding in the direction of my phone.
I didn’t say thank you in the middle of all the hussle and bustle of their going, but I appreciate her kindness, as she knows how much I value her friendship.
Zivio's picture
Zivio
The train/delegate/document plan for getting company secure for my exit is working!
I recognize there is so much that easily could not have worked out ... it's a relief that things are going well and my self-imposed obligations ultimately may be realized.
Lokesh's picture
Lokesh
I am thankful to video chat with my grandparents and my uncle. I haven't seen them in nearly 3 years. It was a great experience to me and them. I'm thankful to my colleague at work for providing me valuable suggestions and for helping me out with stuff.
I am thankful for the warm shower and bed. I am thankful for my mobility. I am also thankful for the money I have with me.
konnie's picture
konnie
My daughter invites me to do a yogaclass with her. And i went and that was Bert nice
After this experience i decided to go on a regearly basis voor 3 months and nog two weeks have passes en i went already 7 times. And i am proud of myself
Catapan's picture
Catapan
A friend and fellow member of our climbing club suggested he propose me for the post of club archivist.
Thank you but no thanks. I don’t see that there was much benefit in this suggestion for me as I’ve paid my dues to the club committee in the past and now it’s someone else’s turn. However, I know it was a kind thought and appreciate being considered competent.
Catapan's picture
Catapan
The friend I helped with his business at the turn of the year came to help me with various DIY tasks that my late husband would have done.
He spent most of the day here. We caught up with life then tackled the jobs and he only helped, he didn’t do it for me. He showed me what tools to use, how to best use them, we did more than I’d hoped and at the end of the day, I knew I could also do some further tasks on my own, now. It was good to be using my late husband’s tools and to be installing some items that he had made. We talked about my husband as we worked. I felt very much loved.
pattycake's picture
pattycake
My friend has helped me move forward on my self care. Gratefully, I am going along a better, healthier path in my life. It is a wonderful change for me.
I was shown the right way for me to increase my health quickly.
Zivio's picture
Zivio
West Sacramento, CA: Thanks today to hear about how several of her co-workers were being supportive and giving her practical tips on how to feel more confident and less anxiety during our training sessions.
It's wonderful to hear that outside of my direct influence, the team members were being so helpful and compassionate!
Leigh
There was a last minute emergency to where I was the most senior staff at an important meeting.
I really had to work with the team and I felt it brought us closer together. They appreciated what I did and saw me as resposnible.
Leigh
I felt grateful for a 20 minute commute back home.
I felt like I could finally recharge my batteries and do everything I wanted. I am so happy I have flexible work hours and can be the traffic. Some days it's over an hour--when I have to leave much later than I want to. When I leave at 4 it can be 40 minutes. I truly felt the traffic gods were smiling at me.
pattycake's picture
pattycake
I introduced myself to a fellow walking his dog on the trails where I walk my dog. We've talked previously and I thought it would be nice to tell him my name. He is very nice and his dog is also.
It was just an introduction since I know I will probably see them again.
Zivio's picture
Zivio
West Sacramento, CA: Thankful for having enjoyed some practice time with my enemy the hurdy gurdy tonight.
It hasn't been often the energy is present after a work day to do this, and there were some small improvements that made it fun.
Leigh
I feel grateful for the energy, friendliness and generosity of the group fitness instructor.
This was my favorite spin class by far and our conversation made me feel welcome at a new gym.
Ctracy's picture
Ctracy
My friend Sue who helped me when I called her to touch base about something that happened that I was jarred by.
She validated how I was feeling, shared how she has felt the same way before and reassured me that it would pass.