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Gratitude Journal: Grateful for Great Dads

March 30, 2012 | Gratitude Journal | 0 comments

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

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

We need photos! Send them to janinek@berkeley.edu.

I am grateful that I had a father who loved me unconditionally for 34 years. We will greatly miss my dad, my daughter’s grandpa Greg. We lost him way too soon, but we are grateful to have had the time with him and will live in our hearts forever.

I’m grateful that mommy chose my daddy to marry because he plays monster with me and other dads are boring.
Maddy, age 6

I am grateful for my daughter who shows me how to slow down and appreciate the wonder of little things and that it’s never a bad idea to break into song.
Jan Brown

My husband won an award at law school! I’m so proud of him. He worked so hard this semester. I’m happy his work was recognized by his professors. (And I’m happy that he still made time for me and the kids!)
Wilma B.

I am thankful for my amazing friends and family, especially my husband, for taking care of me and showing me so much love during my recent cancer treatments.

I am grateful for my good digestive system. It allows me to enjoy a delightful and simple meal.

Huge gratitude to Dr. Neff and all the folks at GGSC for making the webcast possible. I gathered around the flatscreen with three dear friends, and we worked the self-compassion all day long! What a great way to spend the day.

I’m grateful for spaghetti and meatballs because it’s the one dish that all three kids reliably attack.

I’m grateful for my friend Sofia. So wise, so strong, so pro-active, and always optimistic. She has been an inspiration to me for 32 years.
Janine Kovac

Grandpa Greg Grandpa Greg

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 gratitudes 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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