Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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StrelitziaXX
A coworker thanked me for my help with his project
I felt that I matter and I'll be missed the I leave this job
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listerines
Had the opportunity to connect with old baseball friends and enjoy their company while watching a little league game.
It reminded me of how at the end of the day the connections with good/ kind people in your community are one of the only things that truly matters.
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martuszka
I went for a walk because the weather was finally good. I met a friend, we had a walk around the city, without masks needed, seeing people in restaurants. Everything open again. We could sit in the garden of a restaurant next to the river, drink a beer 0% and have a nice talk, enjoying the sun on our faces.
It was a blessing to go out again, and being surrounded with people, after such a long 3rd wave- Covid time. I appreciate how relaxing it was.
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listerines
Felt grateful for being able to finally use my father in law's e-bike to go for a long ride on a beautiful day.
Felt good to not be controlled by my heart condition and be able to enjoy a new activity without crippling fear.
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listerines
First poker game and seeing most close friends for about a year due to this godforsaken pandemic.
Was a chance to feel blessed/grateful to have a good group of buds. Missed this immensely!
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StrelitziaXX
My boss organized a very nice farewell party for me,
it made me feel very appreciated
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Zivio
Grateful that this weekend's peninsula-wide garage sale and our having completed Covid vaccination waiting periods gave us the opportunity to finally introduce ourselves to neighbors further down the street without awkwardness.
Feels so good to be out at large again.
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Ctracy
The staff member of the team I am temporarily managing was helpful in giving me the lay of the land.
I felt more comfortable being in a new environment.
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listerines
Stability of my illness allowed me to attend an outdoor bbq with close family friends.
It reminded me how good it felt to be connected with close friends and how much I miss this when my heart health is challenging.
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tshill@svsu.edu
Special thank you for my dear friends/colleagues who surprised me with a retirement party last week. I had no idea they were doing it and it just really made me feel so grateful for the wonderful people I worked with for so many years and the friendships that developed! Thank you all! Especially Candy -- I know she planned the whole thing -- I am so blessed!
We had so much fun!
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StrelitziaXX
A colleague really helped me out with my project and was very nice and wanted to connect
This made me really appreciate working with others and seeing that many people want to build meaningful connections
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Shotokan
Estoy agradecido por poder regresar a casa, sano y salvo, después de una jornada de trabajo muy intensa.
Estar en casa con mi familia, es una bendición
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martuszka
I wanted to make it simple today: I woke up this morning and had clothes to wear, food to eat, roof above my head. Job to go to. Water to drink and to take a shower... (But also: I had a chance for a special reunion last week. I hope it will change something for longer.)
I am blessed cause I have everything I need to feel fine, to feel safe.
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StrelitziaXX
I went to get a manicure and they had a new beautiful color, I knew right away that that was my perfect color
It reminded me how nice is to get surprised even by the smallest of things
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Zivio
Looking out the bedroom window on Thursday as the school bus picked up Maxwell across the street, I was delighted to exchange waves with some of the teenagers as they looked up at our house! I'd not often seen many kids on the bus, so I watched for it again this morning. Not any kids to see me wave, but the bus driver did and returned it.
A small thing, maybe, but it pleased me to share this simplest of human considerations and feel a pleasant connection.
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StrelitziaXX
A colleague thanked me for helping him
I felt appreciated and that my effort was worthed
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kben
Sometimes I just get overwhelmed by how lucky I am...including: a supportive spouse a comfortable home a garden to work in and make beautiful a view of redwoods outside my home office window good health great neighbors great job
All of this gives me a general sense of well being and hopefulness. Hope is an essential part of life that not everyone has, through no fault of their own. That hope means joy overrides sadness and fear every time. Not everyone can say that and that makes me ...not lucky--lucky is transient. It gives me grace.
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Alisa Martinez
I am so thankful for the leadership within my place of employment. The opportunity they provided for us to participate in this Thankful Journal is something to be thankful for.
I am positive that the intentional reflection of gratefulness will make a positive impact during my day.
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Hebebe
I usually don’t get time for reading, because I get distracted with everything and have many other things to do, but today I had to wait an hour at the doctor’s office and could read something that I had downloaded in my phone before.
It just gave me the perfect opportunity to enjoy something that I wanted to do without feeling like a needed to be doing something else.
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StrelitziaXX
My boss and my coworkers said very nice things to me and about me
Made me feel appreciated and that my presence here had an impact
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Patyferrer
I have the opportunity to study medicine, something i really like and admire.
I've been wanting to study medicine for so many years and I've been trying to get in the univerity for 2 years now and im just overwhelmed with so much happiness. My dream is coming true.
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listerines
When stopped at a traffic light notoced a beautiful big balsam tree swaying rhythmically in the wind.
It reinforced the beauty aroubd you every day if you give your eyes and your mind a chance to see.
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Shotokan
Ayudarle a realizar un trabajo a un compañero y que fuera bien evaluado por eso.
Siempre ayudar es un placer.
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fkymberlie
I was hired to work with a clients daughter while they have a surgical birth.
It is a privilege to be welcomed into someone's home and trusted with the wellbeing of their child.
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listerines
I went for a relaxing walk around a golf course with my wife and pooch.
It made me feel grateful to be in a relaxed frame of mind and able to enjoy the experience and to appreciate my loving partner and faithful friend.