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Gratitude Journal: Giving Thanks

December 2, 2011 | Gratitude Journal | 0 comments

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

How did you spend your Thanksgiving?

What are you grateful for? Share it here on our community gratitude journal, open to all who’d like to express their thanks or share a happy thought.

I am grateful… that I am alive and healthy… having the ability to smile… feeling, sensing, perceiving, changing things around me and within me…

I had surgery on 11/18 and am grateful to be well and available to parent my children.

I’m grateful for the beauty of nature that never fails to astonish and delight.

I am thankful for my daughters, my sons, their families, my siblings, my friends, the way they live their lives making a difference in their communities, and the love we have for each other.

I’m grateful my dad is going to get the surgery he needs and I can’t wait to see him next week.
Bay Area Son

I’m grateful for all the absolutely brilliant color in the leaves this time of year—glowing yellows and gorgeous reds.

I am thankful to my clients who provide me with work. I am grateful to my country Canada which adopted me and of which I am now a citizen. I am grateful for my wife and 2 wonderful girls, 11 and 13.

I’m happy that my sister came to visit for Thanksgiving and that my parents are coming to visit soon.
Janine Kovac

Tree of Thanks doubling as a Christmas Tree Tree of Thanks doubling as a Christmas Tree Kylie

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 your favorite 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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