Public Gratitude Journal

What are you grateful for?

Julian738's picture
My friend was there for me
This made me feel better as a whole
light-crossing's picture
I actually wrote an essay that managed to reflect my ideas on an assigned subject at university.
I am sensing the capacity to move more freely within my self. Deep inner self 'wrote' the essay from the material the 'student' had provided. Grateful that the inner self is showing up and participating in this project of finding 'the words to say it'.
Billy Mumphrey's picture
Billy Mumphrey
I have a good job!
I was reminded of how others who work as hard or even harder at their jobs do not have such great benefits offered in their place of employment.
mrsharrishere's picture
My parents take care of my 7 month old son while I'm at work. My aunt, who lives with them, always texts me and gives me little updates about him.
Today, I really missed MJ (my son) and it was nice to hear what and how he's doing. If I get updates from her, I feel happy and elated that he's doing ok while I'm gone.
bsimonthomas's picture
My friends Kristine, Mike and Seneca offered (out of the blue) to come by and help make a Halloween haunted house. The ST family usually does a big Halloween installation but due to busyness, we were going to cancel this year. Now that we have some help - Halloween is rescued!
A little help from friends and some extra decorations - we can continue our great Halloween tradition.
horton's picture
He is making me brunch.
He has showered me with mouth-watering aromas and delicious flavors...just because.
toniamoxley's picture
A friend I've been on the outs with helped me tarp my leaking roof, despite the tensions between us. Still feel a little icky, but this at least reminds me that everything doesn't have to be perfect in relationships.
Kept me from getting wet and prevented damage to my house.
toniamoxley's picture
That a volunteer group that could turn me down is instead letting me join. Compassion, empathy - they do exist still.
It reminded me that people will appreciate my worth.
Ingrid's picture
For having the opportunity to recognize the value of work on this day
alicefoxhein's picture
My boss helped me process an incident
My concern about the situation was lessened and I am able to move on with my day. Such a wonderful feeling.
Smj's picture
I have been able to travelbbyyo many beautiful places.
It made me feel connected.
kmarkparker's picture
The warm sun, broken clouds, blue sky, water reeds and canal on my way to the station.
I smiled and felt a warmth in my heart.
DaileyYoga's picture
I spent time at the local art museum with a friend viewing and discussing the art work on display.
Creative expression & its pursuit inspires my own creativity. Through discussion I increase my enjoyment & expand my perceptions! It's always fun!
samiraphotostories's picture
He let me stay at his home for free even though he hardly knew me.
I didn’t have to pay for a hotel and could enjoy a short holiday even though my finances are tight at the moment.
evj's picture
Every morning, my husband brings me a cup of tea. He is horrible at getting up and doing anything in the morning - but he always does this because it's something he can do, every day, to make my morning more pleasant.
Every morning, not only do I wake up to a delicious cup of tea, but I get confirmation of how much my husband loves me, and is committed to being the best husband that he can.
HellyD's picture
Today I am grateful for the love and support of my Husband. For the fact he blades off my car windows before I set off in the morning. For cuddles and kisses.
It made me feel warm and secure. I got a burst of love as he did it.
kmarkparker's picture
I washed in fresh clean running water
I appreciated the immense effort expended over centuries and across continents to bring me ‘ordinary’ water.
Юльченок's picture
I booked my vacation after long procrastination.
Good feeling to have this arranged and done so it is one less thing to worry about.
mlwoodburn's picture
My Fiance "picked me up" after a hard day at work. He let me complain/vent for a minute or two and then empathized with me. Then he was really silly with me and made me laugh and forget about all of my stresses!
This cheered me up and made me let go of things that were bothering me. It also lead to the two of us having a great time together and connecting.
kheiner's picture
My husband left me for another woman.
I have more time to give myself the care that neither my parents nor my spouse chose to give.
helenmcdonnell's picture
Good Listeners in my life
Laura May's picture
Laura May
My son helped me bring in the groceries
It made everything go more smoothly. It was raining and it was nice to have some help it made me feel really good.
seekunited's picture
Starting a business I'm able to work more flexible hours - longer hours, but on the things that I want to.
It reminded me that even though it's difficult to get everything done in the time frame that I want, I have the privilege of having the chance to work on something that is important to me and do it in my time.
elefferts's picture
I saw a really sweet post on Instagram from my cousin Dan about how great Colorado is
It made me so happy to live here. Sometimes I'll look out the window and I honestly can't believe I got so lucky. This place is incredible. Truly.
leah84's picture
I have a good job.
It gives me a nice unit to live in, a great car, food everyday