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Gratitude Journal: Relatives We Can Look Up To

December 9, 2011 | Gratitude Journal | 0 comments

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

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. And send us a photo of your happy holidays!

I’m happy that my sister is such a good role model for her nieces and nephews.
Texas Mom of 3

I am grateful for a rainy day at home with my 12-week-old daughter and a blue helium mylar balloon. It’s losing its air, but it holds endless fascination.

I’m grateful for a lot of things—my little brother came back alive from Iraq, I have a decent job in this economy and even have a good boss, my recent mammogram was negative after cancer 12 years ago, I live in gorgeous area near San Francisco, my Dad is still very healthy at 80 years old, I get to take my dog to work…There are a million things.

I am grateful for my beautiful daughter Bethany, who makes me laugh out loud everyday, and fills my soul with joy.

I am SOOOO grateful to have literally stumbled across Christine’s book in our local, independent bookstore. I feel like this book is saving my life and my family! That is something for which to be eternally grateful. Thanks from one mom to another.

I’m grateful that my dad’s surgery on Wednesday went well. He is resting happily. We can’t wait to see him at Christmas.
Grateful Son

I am so thankful for the community at the school my two daughters attend:  kinder teachers who fill in the funding gap; a new principal who has breathed life and excitement into bringing our community together; a third grade teacher who honors the whole person who happens to be his student; and a wonderful group of volunteers who work to enrich the environment. 

I am grateful for life, I am grateful for Russia authorities to help me meet my daughter… I adopted her 8 years ago in Volgograd and she is my life’s gift.
Sophie, from France

We’ve had a lot of family and friends in the hospital lately. A couple of surgeries, a twin birth. I’m so happy that everyone is out and thriving.
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

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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