Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

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Sunfairy
I spent the morning at Hamner Springs with my extended family.
I've been building back the relationship with my step dad over the years and this opportunity to hang out at the hot pools with him and his partner's family showed me that we all can change and not be effected by past events that have haunted us. I was grateful for my brother in law for driving us down even though he was tired and for my nephews who chatted away to me and played eye spy with, for that was really fun. I'm thankful nothing was said to me that hurt me and that I didn't have to play defense.
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martuszka
introduction: recently I feel less grateful because of a few things, like forcing me to go to the office despite the 3rd wave of Covid and despite my job is possible to be done from home. A few examples like this and I deel dissapointed and angry. I feel this is the right time to come here and see more clearily that I still have a lot of things to be grateful for. So, it was quite a long time ago. I decided to sell a book and then transfer money I receive to a charity. I told about it in by offer. A lady decided to buy a book. Her daugther had to pick up the book, and she was driving through my city on her way to her mum. Well, not exactly through... so they asked if I could meet her somewhere outside the city center. I had to go by car but I wanted to do that to help the charity. When I met the girl, it turned out it took her additional 30 min or an hour to meet me. It also turned out that her mum doubled up the amount of money. They said it is so nice that I sell the book for such a good reason and they want to help even more. It was so fantastic that the girl decided to sacrifice an hour to pick up the book. It was so fantastic they decided to give more money away. It made me believe in other people that they believed me that I am an honest person and that I will truly transfer all the money to the charity. I will remember it for a long time.
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Zivio
Ocean Park, WA - USA . Thankful for the free "Seek" app which unleashes a storehouse of human knowledge to identify these gloriously large blooms in the marshes here as Western Skunk Cabbage. I know, I know, a skunk cabbage by any other name would smell as noisome; still it's nice to be able to put a name to it.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet ..." - William Shakespeare
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Zivio
Ocean Park, WA - USA:. Grateful for James Baraz's "Awakening Joy" book - especially for the "letting go of your story" exercise - and others which have brought comfort over the years and again tonight. Thankful that Myleva had commented about a "story" I had been telling that reminded me about the helpful exercise and gave the motivation to apply it once again.
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Quest for Zest Today
I became aware I am not very grateful for anything. I am supposed to put my hand on my heart and I couldn't think of anything to be grateful for ... that is self-ish. I have a good life and am safe. I have enough money to be foolish with it. I want to be more aware of what is good in my life, rather than taking it for granted. And I found this journal.
Finding this journal will help me bring it to my awareness. I don't do well at following through with a written journal. I do like to write and it is good to see the insight I had at a specific time. At present I find solace in nature ... I want to be more appreciative.
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SLK
I coordinated the care for my aunt who will be discharged from a skilled nursing facility soon.
I felt acknowledged for the huge effort that went into this, and glad that I am able to do this.
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Chantal Papillon
Using the powerful technology now available, I did a wonderful online workshop with people all around the world.
It reminded me how we are all connected and how I am lucky to have access to this technology that allows me to tap in the wisdom of people all around the world.
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Ctracy
The quality of resilience that I have developed over time.
It allows me to go through stressful times and still keep a fuller perspective on life and appreciate the humanness of how life can feel like its coming at me.
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Giedre
It was great to go for a walk with my friend this morning, to chat and laugh together, but to add to the experience sun came up so beautifully in-between the trees as a ray of hope just as we were talking about anxieties of the pandemic.
Sunshine is the best medicine.
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Shisaman
My sister and I visited our 94 y.o. mom at the nursing home tonight. She was exceptionally lucid tonight. While she recently lost her hearing completely, she is eager to sing to us. Tonight she somehow remembered the hymn "Jesus leads me" and sang the entire song to us.
Thank God for the gift of music. I'm grateful that while her memory and hearing are mostly gone, music still remains with her. It made us happy, and we can tell she is happy when she sings.
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davida34
my back has been hurting me and i figured out a stretch that relieved some pain
it is good not to feel back pain and gave me some hope that the problem will eventually go away
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davida34
i work with went out of her way to be nice
it made me feel better about the work i am doing.
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davida34
she went for a walk with me, even though i was going to be listening to a class
it made the walk more enjoyable and memorable,we shared a special vista of mountains covered in snow.
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Chantal Papillon
My 17 years old son brought me a gift from his visit to a local garden.
This made me full of joy to witness his kindness and his generosity.
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Shisaman
Our brain wellness instructor spent an extra 20 min to answer our questions and explain lots of things to us after the exercise class today. Really appreciate her passion and encouragement.
She helps me pay more attention to breathing, and made me realize how we have underutilized our lungs to take in the greatest gift of life which is air.
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davida34
a coworker who has been negative and uncooperative, responded to my request for help and was useful
If he hadn't done what i requested, i would have had to do a lot of extra work
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davida34
we went for a long walk this afternoon. It was a cold gray day, but my wife was happy to accompany me and offered good companionship
walking is crucially important for my back health
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davida34
My blood pressure is 122/82
for a 64 year old guy who is not all that active , i am very lucky to have such health
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Shotokan
Estoy agradecido por contar con medios de transporte propio, cómodos y adecuados
Gracias por que puedo trasladarme de un lugar a otro de manera rápida y cómoda, a su vez para mis familia y mis hijos. Bendición!!!
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Giedre
I was inspired by nature's reaction to these late frosts - some blooms keep going, and others - like magnolia and camellia are looking sad, but I know will produce new blooms. I felt grateful to see a reminder to keep going in the face of hardship.
People talk about caterpillars becoming a butterflies as though they just go into a cocoon, slap on wings, and are good to go. Caterpillars have to dissolve into a disgusting pile of goo to become butterflies. So if you’re a mess wrapped up in blankets right now, keep going. - Jennifer Wright
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waikatokat
My daughter sent me a happy snapchat with her work colleagues
It made me happy that she's happy with her job and colleagues
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Chantal Papillon
My neighbor, Jody, gave me a wonderful tulips bouquet.
This made me realize that I was fully listened when I talked earlier, I am appreciated and we both share the appreciation of the beauty of the world.
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Sunfairy
I gave a lady my day travel pass at the bus stop so she could travel for free.
I felt happy to help and that she may think me a little odd but I didn't mind. I know that was in my head.
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Giedre
It was a stunning morning, with frost glistering everywhere in the bright morning sunshine. Although the cold spell was hard to take after such a warm Easter Sunday, all the blooms around and longer days remind very clearly that this wintry chill won't last. There's definitely light at the end of the tunnel.
There is a light at the end of every tunnel. Some tunnels just happen to be longer than others. - Ada Adams
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Chantal Papillon
It is snowing today. This water is so welcomed in this dry time. The trees, the flowers, the vegetables will benefit from that water as well as the animals including us, human beings.
Water is the source of life. Without water, life can’t thrive.