Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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Zivio
Coffee with nephew, dog walk with sister, visit with brother-in-law, pleasant conversations with Myleva on car trips to and from my favorite Tamil Brahmin South Indian cuisine restaurant.
Privileged to have loving connections. A good day.
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thomasjordan28
I finished a super long lab report tonight so that felt like a huge burden lifted off my shoulders. I’m thankful to have it over with and move on to other school work.
It reminded me how challenging school can be but how much it pays off as we finish these big assignments and work towards our degrees.
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lorna.closeil@centre.edu
Someone thanked me the other day for always being a support for them and for listening to them and validating what they have to say. This person said I have been a great presence in their life, and I am happy that I have been able to act in this way for them.
I felt closer to this person, and I felt like the way I go above and beyond for my friends and the emotional labor I exercise on a daily basis was appreciated and validated.
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Sam Holt
I got to blow glass lastnight, and I was having a bad day, but in the end it made me feel better to make beautiful things. I made a new type of cup and really enjoyed it
It reminded me I can change the things around me and make the world better. twas wholesome.
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yayou
My partner and I had a great week end. We started with an amazing home made brunch with all ingredients with both love - bacon, eggs, hash browns, avocado, hot chocolates, cookies, donuts and apple juice. We moved on a midday 'siesta' - i'm spanish and i can't live without them, and then to an afternoon movie and cuddles. We went out at night to a local brewery that was screening a surf movie and had a pizza food truck. A perfect week end to me.
I loved spending this time with my partner and I felt grateful for the little things we share and enjoy together. It doesn't mean we don't have ups and downs, but that I pay more attention to the 'up' ones.
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magicalrealist
I got caught in a spring downpour earlier. I paused instead of running down the block toward shelter, looked around, and inhaled deeply. The verdent green grass, budding trees, and blooming tulips were so intense and lovely against the grey sky.
Summer is coming! While I find myself eager for sunshine, I am so grateful to live in a place so lush and teeming with life. It reminded me of things to look forward to (all of the joys of summer) along with the pause for gratitude for the beauty of the current moment.
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thomasjordan28
My grandpa road tripped with me to my track meet today and we got to hangout all day.
It mad the day more fun and I got some company in my travels. Also it made competing more fun as I had someone else there to watch me.
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Leigh
I have never learned so much about professionalism and work goals as I have in my current position.
I feel I have a mentor.
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Greenta
Max likes the sweet potato enchiladas I made!!!
It made me feel good and it’s healthy for him!
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Zivio
I've posted this several times before and today I'm again feeling sincere thanks to all of my Thnx4 brothers and sisters who publicly share your gratitude. Lately, there have been a lot of new people. I read all of your entries. They make me feel happy for you and warm inside. From the simplest expressions to the most profound know that I am rooting for you as I read about the good you have experienced! As I'm wont to say, "we're all fighting gravity," and I know at times some of us find ourselves on Jupiter.
Knowing that you, too, are looking for the good in life is a great encouragement. I appreciate you. Thanks!
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Zivio
Work day ended more positively than it started. Grateful to end the work week on a good note. Thank Crow for small favors!
Though feelings are fickle I'm thankful for the good ones.
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thomasjordan28
A friend from high school is coming up to perform for our party tonight. He is an aspiring musician and pretty talented so I'm super excited to see him and for hime to get his name out!
Because he is coming tonight I feel like it's going to be a super fun party and everyone is going to have a great time!
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Karen Steinberg
My boss gives me a ton of Grace. I really appreciate her
Relieves my stress. My life is very full. She’s allowing me to adjust my time with work
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Jacob
Yesterday, my professor spent adequate time with me to work out an issue i had with a project.
Made me appreciate his effort and the effort a lot of professors into helping their students
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norrisj3325
I slept well last night! The only issue I had is that I had to wake up earlier than I would have hoped.
It was a nice refreshing way to start the end of the week.
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Sam Holt
We had a glass review yesterday and It was nice to have honest critisisms.
I learned what I was lacking and gained direction on what id like to make in the future
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Catapan
A futon I’d ordered, to my specifications, was delivered a day early. The delivery person offered to carry the packs upstairs for me. When I unpacked them , there was a discrepancy between the build instructions and the fittings supplied but a phone call quickly explained the change. I put the whole thing together myself, with little confusion.
By arriving a day early, this freed up another day for me. I was appreciative of the offer to carry the items upstairs. I was reassured by the clear explanation of the apparent discrepancy between instructions and fittings provided. My late husband, in my heart, sat by me watching and making suggestions as I put the futon together. I was so grateful for his life and all that he gave me as well as his continuing presence in my life, in my memory. I am proud of my achievement.
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yayou
I wrote a gratitude letter to my mother and I read it out loud to her on the phone. I told her about all the things she has taught me and how thankful I was for her to be my mother.
I felt incredibly happy and moved. We both cried a lot but we cried happy tears - it was a really positive and warming feeling.
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lobo1990
I allowed the cashier to round up my total as a donation to Goodwill.
I felt good I could give support.
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thomasjordan28
I am grateful that my friend is ok after having an emergency surgery last night. I knew he was possibly going to need it after he went to the hospital last night, but had not heard anything until today. Thankfully the surgery went well and he is doing much better.
This made me realize how quickly something bad can happen anyhow quickly you have to take action sometimes. Luckily he handled the situation well and is going to be ok!
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thomasjordan28
I got a 100 on my math test I got back today so that was really exciting! I thought I did much worse on that than that so I was ecstatic to get that score!
It helped me get a better grade in the class and it helped me feel more confident in the class itself.
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lobo1990
My sister met me for dinner.
We live 800 miles apart and she was on work travel 50 miles away. After a busy day, she met me for dinner in a town in the middle of the 50 miles. We ate, we laughed, we walked, we laughed, we told stories, we laughed, and we shopped. I didn't have to do all this alone.
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Zivio
Thankful the sun came up this morning with a reminder of another day of life ... above ground!
Such a privilege above privileges! It's ludicrous how rarely I consider it.
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Zivio
@natnav13 Your fantastic picture made me smile! Still smiling! Thanks!
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Zivio
Sister thanked me for words emailed her this morning in response to the unusual experience that left her feeling outraged ... and then sad. Thankful for (perhaps) having had just the right words to offer. Thankful for www.compassioncourse.org whose year-long online course in compassion and nonviolent communication has helped us both understand people better.