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Gratitude Journal: Expanding Gratitude

December 16, 2011 | Gratitude Journal | 0 comments

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

Did you hear about the Greater Good Science Center’s joint gratitude project with the University of California, Davis? Read about our $5.9 million, three-year project, Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude.

What are you grateful for? Share it with us!

I am grateful for our farm, family, my friends, my incredible therapy clients. I am grateful to know Positive Psychology is building and more and more people are becoming aware of the power of gratitude!

I am grateful to be graduating college in a week, the outstanding education that I have received over the past 4.5 years, a fulfilling internship and a part-time job to hold me over until I find employment in my field.
Kayleigh Day

I’m grateful every day my 14-year-old daughter with an eating disorder has a good day.
Grateful Mom

I am grateful that I live in such a beautiful place, that I have a well-paying job, that we’re having a great time celebrating the holidays our own way, and that my five year old daughter and I have such fun together.

I just posted on [my] blog today a piece about how grateful I am to my father for passing on his spirit of adventure.

I am so incredibly grateful for my husband Michael, our son Brandon, and our furry baby Sapphira.  Though we have had a tough journey this year, I could never ask for better, more loving company on this road that we call life.

I’m grateful for the care and skill of the surgical team who saved my dad’s life. I can’t wait to see my dad next week at Christmas.
Grateful Son

I’m grateful for my family and friends :D

I’m happy to see that our gratitude journal was the inspiration for one of our readers to start a gratitude tree for her clinic. (Check out the photo below.)
Janine Kovac

Welcome to our community gratitude journal. Every week we post a photo submitted by one of our readers along with all the happy and thankful comments gathered throughout the week. 

To contribute, email your gratitude (a sentence or two would be great) or a happy holiday photo to Janine at janinek@berkeley.edu

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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