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What are you grateful for?

evelin
-   November 10, 2023
Minha amiga me ajudou a fazer esse trabalho e mexer no site.
Seth
-   November 10, 2023
In my neighborhood, I have the opportunity to go for strolls in beautiful weather. I have the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine of the region where I live and the nature of my particular street (on some properties on my street, large trees grow, creating the illusion of an actual forest barring the man-made infrastructure, obviously) that I know that many other people do not. Especially, I am grateful that our neighborhood is safe enough that I can go for walks alone unarmed, a luxury that I can almost guarantee that not everyone has access to: feeling safe enough to simply go for a walk around the neighborhood or, for that matter, having access to nature directly where they live. I am not a hiker at all, I just like the warmth of sunshine and feeling of fresh air on the trees. Is also quite interesting to see cars: a lot of cars on my street specifically are parked in the street, so I can see them close. What cars, vans or trucks are there can change each time I go, as I live next to a college, so people are always coming and going.


As a creative writer, I can use this time to imagine my stories or vocalize dialogue scenes. It sounds strange, but to vocalize a scene in different voices for different characters is some ways faster than sitting down then writing a novel for me. Doing voices outside allows me to express my story ideas for only myself, which I need as a certain creative outlet. Though I don't have all the details to share here, two ideas that I had for long time would be a supernatural space opera taking place in a time of political turmoil following young apprentice heroes during their mentorship and (as a person with disabilities myself) the lasting consequences of the relationship between a young actress and her disabled lover during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Though the stories would definitely require a huge amount of suspended disbelief (especially the Hollywood one) and are nowhere near finished, I am grateful then I am able to play with them during my walks. Though my walk started out as a way to calm down after I was angry or stressed about work, they are something that I find myself doing occasionally for more positive or constructive respite from work.
Solangel
-   November 9, 2023
I woke up feeling a bit under the weather, but got to wake up at 10 and now I am being able to work
I got active and felt better
Seth
-   November 9, 2023
I'm a person with disabilities. As I think about what I'm grateful for now, I am grateful for the people who supported the American disability civil rights movement. I've been learning about the individuals who took it upon themselves to lead (Judith Huemann, Ed Roberts, Kitty Cone, and others) at a time when people with disabilities did not have access to public accommodations and basic civil rights. For those unaware, the disability rights movement from the 1960s to the 1990s changed political and social attitudes concerning people with disabilities: mandating accessible architecture and accommodation, raising awareness about disability discrimination in employment, beginning deinstitutionalization away from asylums, segregated schools and hospitals, and desegregating public schools based on a student’s ability. This movement changed not only laws (including the ADA of 1990), yet also the discussion around disability from sickness, euthanasia, fear and pity to one of social equality, opportunity and humanity.
The actions of these people have helped me immensely. As a graduate student, I joke that I owe Judy my bachelor’s degree, and will owe her my master’s degree once I receive it. Without the actions of this movement, I would not have access to the levels of pre-secondary education I have in public school, and post-secondary education at a public university. When I apply for a job then I'm qualified for, there are requirements and social resources to help me succeed in that position. I have access to rooms in hotels, table at restaurants, seats at movie theaters or stadiums, curb cuts in sidewalks, and elevators in buildings. I can go on buses (school buses and public transportation). I can hop on a train if I'm ever in a region of my country that has train service. I also hear news that some airlines, previously one of the industries most resistant to accessibility reform, have made progress in accessible seating. Social attitudes have changed, and I realize that I am grateful for continued efforts to access to all people with disabilities, across communities, sectors, and industries.
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Dr. Nicole
-   November 7, 2023
Bottomline: I had someone say thanks but no thanks to a partnership and after some insight and coaching from my spouse I was able to see what a gift the 'no' was as it helped me clarify what I really wanted with much greater specificity rather than trying to force a mismatch to work.
I am so grateful for that 'no' because it helped me very quickly galvanize, strategize, seek additional guidance, and seek out a much better choice for me!
denise
-   November 7, 2023
Extra busy day: cats to vet and car repair on top of classwork.
But, it was accomplished and all is well.
A push of energy all at once.
But, a relief to have all done and with clean bill of health (cats and car).
Hanxue
-   November 5, 2023
I had my first counseling today and that made me feel better. Took a bus to go home with soft wind.
Make me have courage to face my life.
stephanie
-   November 5, 2023
He stopped on Halloweens to help a demented elderly man hit by a car that didn't stop and he was the only one

The man was miles from his home and he would surely have died had he not stopped.
Made me grateful
Lorraine
-   November 5, 2023
She called me for my birthday
Made me feel important
Lorraine
-   November 5, 2023
I got to sit in the sun today
Relaxation and rest. Cleared my mind.
Liliam
-   November 4, 2023
Had dinner with my friend's family
I got to know her family, and spent time with her in her world
Liliam
-   November 4, 2023
A musician was playing a violin in the street and I gave him a tip
I felt very happy because I felt like I helped him in some way
Liliam
-   November 4, 2023
My friend invited us to have dinner at her house today
We had a great time together, and had time to chat and meet our families
Mark
-   November 4, 2023
Went to Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park
Enjoyed being in a beautiful place
Mark
-   November 4, 2023
Enjoying my time in Colorado b
Great joy being in a place I truly love.
Mark
-   November 4, 2023
Son was married
Brought enormous amounts of pride and joy
Happy Newlyweds
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Kelly
-   November 3, 2023
My husband always supports me. Even when I voluntell him to do something. Today, while I was away at a conference, he helped my colleagues, whom he has never met disassemble and move furniture in our new office space. It was back-breaking work, and he had to drive downtown, which make him anxious.
He showed my team that I care about our office.
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Violeta
-   November 3, 2023
My son came to visit from Boston, and was so wonderful having both kids at home!
Emotional fulfillment
Anita
-   November 1, 2023
My daughter decided to stay at our family home with us.
Felt our bond
Shane
-   October 31, 2023
Shared information with me to help me develop my knowledge.
Increased my knowledge of sporting physiology.
Mark
-   October 31, 2023
Arrived in one of my favorite places
Made me feel at home.
Colorado
Mark
-   October 31, 2023
Helped make her day better
Great
Patricia
-   October 30, 2023
I feel grateful for having a home, working utilities and a comfortable bed.
I feel secure.
Shane
-   October 29, 2023
Took me to watch the matildas.
Got us out and doing things together as a family
Mark
-   October 29, 2023
She told me that I make her smile.
Made me feel important.