Raising Happiness

 

Gratitude Journal: ICU Gratitude Tree

November 18, 2011 | Gratitude Journal | 0 comments

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

What’s your Thanksgiving ritual? 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’m grateful for all the families who will put differences and hurts aside and will gather together on Thanksgiving to reach out to each other in peace and love.
Phoebe

I’m grateful that my dad is out of the hospital.
grateful son

I’m happy that an old friend will be stopping by for dinner tomorrow night.
Class of ‘87

I’m thankful for everyone in my life.
jmldesign

I’m happy that my brother and sister are coming to celebrate Thanksgiving with us!
Texas Ex-pat

I’m thankful for my husband’s ex-wife.  Years after they had divorced, one day she had her daughter go check on her dad at his cabin, and they got him to the hospital just in time.  One day later, the doc said, he wouldn’t have been alive.
Grateful for Judy

The hospital where our twins spent their first three months has a Gratitude Tree in their NICU unit. Our boys are almost two now, and everyday we are grateful to the doctors and nurses at Alta Bates for the miracles they worked with our sons. We like to think the boys are grateful, too, but they sure don’t seem to be expressing it to their favorite nurse in 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 your favorite photo to Janine at janinek@berkeley.edu

Gratitude Tree at the Alta Bates NICU in Berkeley Gratitude Tree at the Alta Bates NICU in Berkeley

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.

Tracker Pixel for Entry
 
 
 
Tags

 
  

Like this post?

Here's what you can do:

Donate
 
  
 
  

Buy the Book!

Learn more about the science of raising happy kids in Christine Carter's popular book.

BUY
 
  
 
blog comments powered by Disqus
 

Subscribe to this Blog

Every time a new Raising Happiness post is published, get it as an email or via RSS feed.

Subscribe

 

Most...

  
  
Is she flirting with you? Take the quiz and find out.
image

Greater Good Articles

  
  

Twitter

 

Greater Good Live

  

The Evolutionary Roots of Compassion

The Evolutionary Roots of Compassion

Dacher Keltner explains why Darwin thought compassion is humans’ strongest instinct.

Watch
 

The Greater Good Guide to Mindfulness

The Greater Good Guide to Mindfulness

This invaluable resource, a special benefit for GGSC members, offers insight into what mindfulness is, why it’s important, and how to teach it.

Get the Guide
 

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

International House
December 9-10, 2016
Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.

» All Events

 
  
thnx advertisement