Raising Happiness


Gratitude Journal: Our Four-Legged Family Members

January 27, 2012 | Gratitude Journal | 0 comments

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

Got Gratitude? Share it here!

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

Today’s smile of the day definitely came from this photo of my niece’s new kitty.
Amused Aunt

I am grateful for my whole whole whole whole whole whole whole whole whole… whole whole whole whole whole whole whole whole life!!!!
Morgan (3.5 years)

I’m grateful for our dog who is always in a good mood.

I am grateful that I have a career (as a pediatric emergency room nurse) that is intellectually stimulating, rewarding, and reminds me on a daily basis to appreciate my healthy children even during the challenging times.
Sarah V in Columbia, MD

I am grateful to celebrate my husband’s and my 10 year wedding anniversary. I’m also grateful that I figured out a long time ago that my husband shows he cares about me in many meaningful ways and if I want tulips on my anniversary I should just buy them for myself! I look forward to many more years of being grateful for his strengths—he’s loving, supportive, generous, and a wonderful father—instead of trying to turn him into Hollywood’s version of romantic.

I’m grateful for others that promote the sharing of gratitude.  The action of focusing on all of the blessings in my life has definitely made a difference in my everyday life!
Angie Sheeley-Gurwell

I’m grateful that my son is healthy enough to be feisty.
Parent in Eugene, OR

I’m happy that today is Friday because it means that my inbox will fill up with gratitudes from people I have never met. It’s a great way to start the weekend.
Janine Kovac

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.

Delilah, aka “Crazy Bean” Delilah, aka "Crazy Bean" MT
Tracker Pixel for Entry


Like this post?

Here's what you can do:


Buy the Book!

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

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.




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

Greater Good Articles




Greater Good Live


The Evolutionary Roots of Compassion

The Evolutionary Roots of Compassion

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


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

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley
Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017
The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.

» All Events

thnx advertisement