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Gratitude Journal: Time with Nature

July 1, 2011 | 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.

Thankful for…our first ziplining adventure. I think [my son and I] both felt gratitude for the feeling of being suspended amidst such refreshing nature, and the exhilaration of “flying” (or coming close!).
Paula Kiger

I am grateful to my mother in-law for making the call and sorting out the mis-communication.

I am grateful for the family that I wake up with every day, and I have heaps of gratitude for everyone anywhere who takes the time to promote gratitude as a necessity of life as important as eating and breathing.
Shannon Potts

I’m happy my husband found some people to join his fantasy Tour de France league, because he’s happy, I’m happy.
happy wife

I am thankful for my very generous in-laws.  They are hiring someone to do a big home repair project for us so we can enjoy our summer weekends as a family instead of working on the house.

Oh boy, oh boy am I grateful that my dentist can fit me in next week!
Owie Mouth

I’m grateful for quiet, peaceful mornings.

It takes a village to raise a child - I am grateful to all those who helped raise my oldest son, mentored him, listened to him, and influenced him in so many ways.  He graduated from high school and
moved to the dorms at UC Berkeley to begin classes all last weekend!  He’s had so many wonderful people in his life, and I am thankful for their support.
Allysson McDonald

I’m grateful for the gift of new friends.
Janine Kovac


Send us your photos! 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

Wayne (11), on our first ziplining adventure (at North Georgia Canopy Tours in Lula, GA) Wayne (11), on our first ziplining adventure (at North Georgia Canopy Tours in Lula, GA) Paula Kiger

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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