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Gratitude Journal: The Contagious Exuberance of Children

October 5, 2012 | Gratitude Journal | 0 comments

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

Grateful? Share it here! Our community gratitude journal is open to all who’d like to express their thanks or share a happy thought. Send us your pictures of fall fun!

I’m grateful for my daughter’s ballet teacher. She is so sweet and so enthusiastic.
Pacific Ballet Mom

As one friend made her transition, others gathered closely around me and continue to surround me with their compassion and bless me with extra gentleness and kindness. I am so very grateful!

I’m grateful for my little kids and their forgiving spirits and exciting imaginations.
Jake White

I tankful libarry.
William, age 2

I’m thankful for the exuberance children have when they wake up to each day. They embrace all it has to offer.

I am grateful for being born into such a loving and supportive family. All of my happiness starts with them and they have been my back bone and inspiration since day one.

I am grateful for the coworkers that make fridays fun.

I am grateful for music ... it helps me get through email after email.

I am grateful for my new fiancé ... who just calls to brighten my day.
Jen S.

I’m grateful for hand-me downs from our older cousins. Especially the pajamas with construction vehicles on them.
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 [at] berkeley [dot] 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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