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Gratitude Journal: Great Minds Who Think Alike

December 16, 2010 | Gratitude Journal | 0 comments

Join our community gratitude journal.

Happiness is having a sibling as silly as you…..

Got Gratitude?  Want to share it with others?

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

Here’s how it works: 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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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.

I am so thankful for my incredible yoga instructors—for their knowledge, generosity, kindness and spirit. I truly am a better person for knowing them. Namaste.

There are some people who are lucky enough to get someone or the other by their side in the time of their need. It’s great to get their moral support in the time of need.

I’m thankful for everyone who takes time to read to children.
Una abuelita

I am thankful for my three grandmothers and five moms. It really took a village to raise this woman.

I am thankful for this upcoming week and fun with family.
dad of 3

I’m grateful to have met a 45 year old mother who has a beautiful, perfect baby girl.  She said not to worry about your high risk age, if or when.  Do it like a teenager.  It certainly worked!  She and Baby are an inspiration.

Although we will be sorry to see some friends at preschool move across the country, I’m happy that the parents got together to throw a big send-off party.

A note from my 6 year old:
Dear dad and mom,
I love you so much and if you got tockin away I woyd do anything to
git you back. do you love me to. __________________ (this was a blank
for us to write in our response)
happy mom


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