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Gratitude Journal: “Jar of Thanks”

November 11, 2011 | Gratitude Journal | 0 comments

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

Last week one of our readers shared with us a picture of their “Tree of Thanks.”

This week one of readers submitted a link to story about “Jar of Thanks” where Thanksgiving guests can write their gratitudes on a piece of paper. The notes are put in a jar and read at dinner. One of the commenters added that her mother gathers the notes and puts them into a scrapbook to remember the occasion.

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 am so thankful for the generosity of good friends, just when I needed help.
Grand Luxxe

I’m grateful that my new friend sent me a text message after I dropped by saying how much she enjoyed it. Thank you, my new friend!

I’m grateful for the end of the semester. Hooray!
First Year Law Student

I’m thankful for my mama.
Chiara, 4yo

I’m thankful that my husband got a much-needed steroid shot for his constant back pain.
relieved wife

I’m grateful for the director of our kid’s preschool. She gives so much to so many families. I’m grateful to have her as a resource, a model, and a friend.
Mom of 3

I’m thankful for a a three-day weekend and mother/daughter sushi lunches.
Janine Kovac

submitted by Jason

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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