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Gratitude Journal: Thanksgiving Traditions

November 16, 2012 | Gratitude Journal | 0 comments

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

Thanksgiving is upon us! How will you say “thanks” next Thursday?

I’m thankful for classical music. Whether I’m feeling sad or happy, it really carries me through the day.
music lover

I am thankful for my job and my family. I am truly blessed.

I am grateful for my Mom’s strength and love since my dad passed away. We now talk several times a week and I am beginning to know her and appreciate her more than ever.

I am grateful that Mom & Dad taught us how to love one another, honor and cherish each other’s strengths, and bless each other in our weaknesses. I am grateful that my siblings and I passed that to our children who are, in turn, passing it to their children.
Mary Angela Brinton

I am grateful for being present for the final breaths of two of my grandparents. Death to me is simply a change in life - I don’t learn to live ‘without’ my loved ones, I learn to live WITH them, in a different way.

Mother to 2-year-old son: What are you thankful for?
2-year-old son: Fish
Mom of 2yo

My dad passed away two weeks ago and I’m grateful we had as much time with him as we did, and that he fostered and encouraged in us independence, critical thinking, and self-reliance. I’m grateful for how much he loved us.

I’m thankful for the stories we share—in storybooks, in emails, even the ones that show up in the guise of Facebook status updates.
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 gratitudes 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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