Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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mvelasco44
I'm thankful for music. Music makes me feel better no matter what I'm going through. Music I say therapy it helps with my anxiety.
Music reminds me that there can be something positive in a bad day. I feel lucky knowing that I'm in this world filled with music.
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Catapan
It rained again!
The garden is in great need of rain and it’s good to see the earth take on a darker hue where it’s wet, instead of the dry dusty grey colour it has had for several weeks. This is north east England - we don’t expect to be short of rain here, ever!
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Catapan
Several friends, independently, contacted me today by text and by phone call , to chat and to reassure me that they care about how I am.
I think they each made a special effort and I was grateful to each one of them. Their ongoing care and support is helping me through these days of depression. Also, in chatting to each, about how they are doing, it helped me focus on other ideas.
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sanem
I was able to make a walk this morning before work and it was a good start for the day, i saw and heard birds at my campus
I was more energetic and i felt lucky to be able to be among trees and birds
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Indoirish
I went for a walk along the rim of the Pajarito canyon with my husband. The views of the Rio Grande Valley were beautiful. I am grateful for living in such a beautiful place.
I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.
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sanem
i liked hearing her in the morning
we shared a brief moment on the phone
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Zivio
Took a risk and accepted my nephew's invitation to his party which was attended solely by friends his age and much younger than I. Thankful to have encountered a young man whom I hadn't seen since he was about five years old ---
We found many things in common and discoursed on a broad range of interests which made for an interesting and comfortable evening for both of us.
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mvelasco44
I'm thankful for my friends because they always listen to me when I ever. I can always count on them for listening to me.
It made me feel good knowing that some one is listening to me. It made my voice feel herd.
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Indoirish
I am feeling grateful this morning for several reasons.
I finished taking a final exam on the web. I did fairly well although not perfect. It was a joy of accomplishment and finishing what I started to do. I also figured out yesterday how I could help one non-profit in our area using my IT skills. I again volunteered at the PEEC as they were short handed and needed help ASAP. Also after a long time we had blue skies and sunshine back. Today's cobalt blue sky is very beautiful as well.
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Catapan
David, who has his own difficulties, rang to find out how I’m feeling and we talked and he reassured me that he understands and is happy to support me.
I had been seeing the evening before me as empty and lonely but the things he said cheered me. One thing in particular challenged my low self-esteem; and he spoke so firmly and decisively that I can’t but accept his view and I hope to hold on to this when things look bleak.
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Catapan
My late husband’s cousin spent time with me, for lunch and then buying a solar powered water fountain for my garden. She listened to me, supported me and empathised.
Being in her company always makes me feel relaxed, even when we talk about difficult things. Also, she encourages me to spend my late husband’s pension on pleasurable things, such as the water fountain. I felt valued and understood
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Zivio
Once again I'm compelled to post an entry of gratitude to all who have chosen to publicly post your gratitude here. I feel great compassion for you whose entries are somewhat poignant. Know that you are not alone -- other people feel, or have experienced these things. I rejoice with those who rejoice. Your entries all uplift me.
@catapan: "Feeling Good" by Dr. David Burns literally changed my life with respect to depression. Your mileage may vary, of course, but this book had given me, almost thirty years ago, tools that I continue to use as needed to this day. Wishing you peace.
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Zivio
Grateful that problem employee was let go today and he was actually thankful for the action taken! Many of us doesn't much time making, and were stressed about, the decision and very uncertain about what would happen.
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Zivio
I see from the Day One journaling app's "On This Day" feature that one year ago today I was recovering from illness and two years ago was being thankful for not being ill! I'm pleased to report that today I am again thankful that I haven't been sick and happy I'd made those entries on the same day a year and two years ago for the perspective they've brought. Funny!
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Indoirish
I had an opportunity to volunteer at PEEC on Tuesday.
I am grateful for this activity as it allows me to be a part of our community. The nature center was not so busy and I was able to observe pretty western tanagers feeding. I snapped a video that I will post here.
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Gabriela Montalto
My friend helped me get acquainted of what I value in a partner. He is not my lover or romantic partner, but we´ve been seeing each other. He is not ready for commitment, which I really felt sorry for. And the thing is that that attitude of his, has taught me what I really want in a relationship. He´s been kind, and sweet and care for me. So I am grateful for he been nice and teaching me how much I value commitment.
I have more self-confidence on what I want from a romantic partner. I value myself more.
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HMM
I'm grateful for my daughter who shows passion in so many areas. She's deeply concerned about injustice and women's rights. She's become an articulate communicator about so many issues and she's only 16. Yesterday she made a sign and went to a reproductive rights protest.
It made me proud of her. It made me feel like a good mother, like my example has emboldened her to be a strong, outspoken young woman.
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Catapan
My friends, who are much better gardeners than I am, brought me some overflow plants from their garden and encouraged me in my efforts.
They gave me tips about small tasks I can do, to make progress in the garden. They also shared their friendship with me - stayed for coffee and biscuits, sitting in the garden, chatting. I’ve been feeling lonely so their company was very much appreciated.
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Catapan
Depression hitting very hard so I took my courage in both hands and sent out a multiple address “Help, please” appeal to a handful of friends.
The benefit? Wonderful. Calls and messages immediately and some helpful suggestions and the ripples of the network spread beyond my initial message. I am so grateful. All I needed was evidence that I’m not invisible, that I do exist.
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Indoirish
John made me a breakfast sandwich and coffee.
John made a breakfast sandwich and coffee for me. It gave me enough boost to go and do some exercise. It was a great start for my pleasant morning.
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Catapan
My GP surgery requires me to go for a bi-annual check-up.
I benefit from the free National Health Service provision that helps keep me well. This appointment also means that I MUST get up, wash, dress and leave the house, no matter how low I’m feeling.
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Zivio
Rereading gratitude entries from one year ago discovered that there was a stretch of several weeks with little anxiety at work. Fast forward to 2019 and the days and weeks have been filled with turmoil.
While this is unpleasant, I'm grateful for the life experiences that have taught me there are, have been and will be peaceful days and I may take some good comfort in that truth.
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Ctracy
She gave me a warm hug and said she was happy to see me.
It felt great to know I am important to my friend.
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Catapan
My piano teacher rang to cancel today’s lesson.
I’m sorry she has a migraine but I was feeling very unmotivated ( about everything) and had thought that, if I didn’t have a music lesson, I could take a duvet day and hide from reality. She has given me the excuse I need and, surprisingly, I am now feeling more like making an effort. Every cloud has a silver lining.
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KirbyLoreIsDeep
Every other Sunday, some friends gather so we can play Dungeons and Dragons. There are snacks and everything so it's pretty snazzy
My one friend is the ringleader of the group and makes sure that everything runs smoothly for everyone, and I can't be grateful enough that he takes up the mantle.