Gratitude Feeds

Dec 19 @ 4:46am
I felt grateful for someone.
Who was it? Other
What did this person do for you? A lady my wife and I house/dog sit for is letting me, my wife and our dog stay with her until we leave to move down south. Our furniture is all moved out so we reached out to her and like always she took us in like we were her own two children.
Dec 19 @ 4:43am
I felt grateful for something.
What type of thing was it? Experience
What were you grateful for? I work for a Church so you get to see the best of people and the worst of people. Yesterday I saw a young lady who was homeless begin to rebuild her life and utilize the resources available. She's really moving along - slowly but surely and I'm very proud of her. Later in the day, tho I talked to 2 different families who are at the opposite end of the spectrum. One 8th grade girl who has just realized there will be no Christmas at her house because she has parents who are irresponsible and neglectful. And the other a mother whose husband just announced he's leaving and has shared his decision with immediate family. She's already anxious and ADD and just chatting with her is like being in a whirlwind. Now her family is falling apart - her husband is completely shut down - but also insists she needs to send out Christmas cards with happy family photo. Her high school & college age kids are in a maelstrom of poor behavior and just plain being sick. So for me the metaphor of 1 step forward/2 steps back was incredibly appropriate! In the midst of that tho - I felt grateful for my own life and all the privileges and love that surrounds me.
Dec 19 @ 4:43am
I felt grateful for something.
What type of thing was it? Experience
What were you grateful for? I work for a Church so you get to see the best of people and the worst of people. Yesterday I saw a young lady who was homeless begin to rebuild her life and utilize the resources available. She's really moving along - slowly but surely and I'm very proud of her. Later in the day, tho I talked to 2 different families who are at the opposite end of the spectrum. One 8th grade girl who has just realized there will be no Christmas at her house because she has parents who are irresponsible and neglectful. And the other a mother whose husband just announced he's leaving and has shared his decision with immediate family. She's already anxious and ADD and just chatting with her is like being in a whirlwind. Now her family is falling apart - her husband is completely shut down - but also insists she needs to send out Christmas cards with happy family photo. Her high school & college age kids are in a maelstrom of poor behavior and just plain being sick. So for me the metaphor of 1 step forward/2 steps back was incredibly appropriate! In the midst of that tho - I felt grateful for my own life and all the privileges and love that surrounds me.
Dec 19 @ 4:42am
I felt grateful for something.
What type of thing was it? Experience
What were you grateful for? I work for a Church so you get to see the best of people and the worst of people. Yesterday I saw a young lady who was homeless begin to rebuild her life and utilize the resources available. She's really moving along - slowly but surely and I'm very proud of her. Later in the day, tho I talked to 2 different families who are at the opposite end of the spectrum. One 8th grade girl who has just realized there will be no Christmas at her house because she has parents who are irresponsible and neglectful. And the other a mother whose husband just announced he's leaving and has shared his decision with immediate family. She's already anxious and ADD and just chatting with her is like being in a whirlwind. Now her family is falling apart - her husband is completely shut down - but also insists she needs to send out Christmas cards with happy family photo. Her high school & college age kids are in a maelstrom of poor behavior and just plain being sick. So for me the metaphor of 1 step forward/2 steps back was incredibly appropriate! In the midst of that tho - I felt grateful for my own life and all the privileges and love that surrounds me.
Dec 19 @ 4:42am
I felt grateful for something.
What type of thing was it? Experience
What were you grateful for? I work for a Church so you get to see the best of people and the worst of people. Yesterday I saw a young lady who was homeless begin to rebuild her life and utilize the resources available. She's really moving along - slowly but surely and I'm very proud of her. Later in the day, tho I talked to 2 different families who are at the opposite end of the spectrum. One 8th grade girl who has just realized there will be no Christmas at her house because she has parents who are irresponsible and neglectful. And the other a mother whose husband just announced he's leaving and has shared his decision with immediate family. She's already anxious and ADD and just chatting with her is like being in a whirlwind. Now her family is falling apart - her husband is completely shut down - but also insists she needs to send out Christmas cards with happy family photo. Her high school & college age kids are in a maelstrom of poor behavior and just plain being sick. So for me the metaphor of 1 step forward/2 steps back was incredibly appropriate! In the midst of that tho - I felt grateful for my own life and all the privileges and love that surrounds me.
Dec 19 @ 12:48am
I felt grateful for something.
What type of thing was it? Experience
What were you grateful for? I've just finished my part in this study and I'm still looking forward to exploring the idea of gratitude. I'm glad it's that way. It didn't magically improve my life in 2 weeks, but definitely helped me get a different/better insight to certain things happening to me.
Dec 18 @ 11:50pm
I made someone grateful.
Who was it? Teacher or mentor
What did you do? I shared my appreciation for her in challenging myself to start this gratitude journal almost three weeks ago. Dr. House has been sharing how gratitude has been known to improve a persons pain and has been documented through "The Greater Good" at Berkeley University. I have been more happy too.
Dec 18 @ 11:17pm
I felt grateful for someone.
Who was it? Other
What did this person do for you? I'm happy that my friend came over and helped me bake yesterday because it was cozy and so nice to see her!
Dec 18 @ 11:08pm
I felt grateful for someone.
Who was it? Teacher or mentor
What did this person do for you? My dad gave his undivided attention, support and love to me (for about the 100 millionth time :)
Dec 18 @ 10:00pm
I felt grateful for something.
What type of thing was it? Freedom
What were you grateful for? the freedom to control my life and have time for myself
Dec 18 @ 9:58pm
I felt grateful for something.
What type of thing was it? Other
What were you grateful for? My health and life
Dec 18 @ 9:57pm
I made someone grateful.
Who was it? Romantic partner
What did you do? I treated them with respect and love.
Dec 18 @ 9:19pm
I felt grateful for someone.
Who was it? Boss
What did this person do for you? He took his employees out for lunch and talked to us animatedly.
Dec 18 @ 9:18pm
I felt grateful for someone.
Who was it? Other
What did this person do for you? I got positive feedback from a friend on a powerpoint presentation I created.
Dec 18 @ 9:17pm
I felt grateful for something.
What type of thing was it? Pleasurable
What were you grateful for? I ate a delicious risotto at a fancy restaurant.
Dec 18 @ 9:12pm
I felt grateful for someone.
Who was it? Romantic partner
What did this person do for you? He stood in line for me (to buy something on my behalf) because I had to depart.
Dec 18 @ 9:09pm
I felt grateful for something.
What type of thing was it? Item
What were you grateful for? I was able to find a suitable present for my brother to celebrate the occasion of Christ's birth/incarnation.
Dec 18 @ 9:07pm
I made someone grateful.
Who was it? Other
What did you do? I helped a client to move through unexpressed grief as well got her ankle to stop making crunching sounds when it rotated
Dec 18 @ 8:50pm
I felt grateful for someone.
Who was it? Teacher or mentor
What did this person do for you? My flute teacher organised a large flute ensemble to perform today in a public library. It was amazing to perform with that many flautists!
Dec 18 @ 8:48pm
I felt grateful for someone.
Who was it? Romantic partner
What did this person do for you? He helped me with my guitar technique. He is very clever and a good musician.

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