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Gratitude Journal: Celebrating Birthdays and Families

June 10, 2011 | Gratitude Journal | 0 comments

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

Got Gratitude?  Share it here!

Welcome to our community gratitude journal, open to all who’d like to express their thanks or share a happy thought.

Happy Birthday to my special brother.
Thanks for always standing behind me.
Celebrate 70 Great Years.
your little sister

I’m thankful for banana bread
Chiara, age 4

I’m grateful that my son is excited about starting university in a few weeks at a school he is excited about getting into.  I’m grateful for all the folks who helped us get him this far - it takes a village!
Allyson McDonald

I am grateful that my daughter Katie and wife Ana got their visa and are coming to NY to live and meet their family

I really appreciate whoever puts out and maintains the beautiful flowers, picnic table and chairs at the little boat ramp in MacKaye Harbor where I live. It is not at all necessary, but really is so nice! I have no idea who does it, but Thank You!

I’m so grateful my granddaughter is so patient with her younger brothers.  And I’m thankful she enjoys playing with them at their level.

I am very grateful for my daughter and her husband for their gracious hospitality and their devotion to family so they plan visits to cousins and grandparents from CA to the Midwest and FL and TX.  She is making wonderful memories for us all.
Thankful Mom

I’m thankful that someone joined our weekly Bible Study.  He brings a new perspective.
A Life-long Learner

I’m so grateful for two job opportunities: one teaching high school teachers vocabulary activities and the other teaching teenagers good reading, writing, and study skills at a summer camp.

I am happy that a 25th high school reunion means a week visiting with Grandma and Grandpa.
Janine Kovac

Every week we post a photo submitted by one of our readers along with all the happy and thankful comments gathered throughout the week.  We can always use more photos!

To contribute, email your gratitude (a sentence or two would be great) or your favorite photo to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!

You can also contribute by commenting at the bottom of this post.  Please include: your name if you’d like us to use it and any other info you’d like us to list, e.g., if the “gratitude” is from one of your children, it would be great to know his or her age.

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