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Gratitude Journal: When Kids Can Be Kids

September 21, 2012 | Gratitude Journal | 0 comments

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

The Gratitude Journal is back from summer vacation!

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 pics of your summer fun or your back-to-school smiles!

I am thankful for Camp Hobe, a camp for kids with cancer and their siblings. There both of our boys could be regular kids, and do regular, fun, kid stuff.
Mom to a 12yo brain tumor warrior and his 10yo brother

I am grateful for each year that pasts and the inner peace that grows inside me with it.

I’m grateful that my niece—a freshman in college—is 17 years cancer-free.
Grateful Aunt

I am grateful that I am surrounded by family and friends who care deeply about me, and show it!
Pauline Haynes

Always always always thankful for awesome pediatricians!

I am thankful to someone who loved me unconditionally and for coming into my life. He did not stay for good..but the experience is worth sharing.
Lourdes L. Estonanto

I’m grateful that my daughter’s play-based preschool loaded her up with some awesome social skills. She is well-prepared for kindergarten and then some!
St John’s Mom

I’m thankful that my family helps me carve out time to get away and write.
Writing Mama

I’m grateful to (and inspired by) the mom who sent in this week’s Gratitude Journal picture. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we are in full control of how we choose to support each other.
Janine Kovac

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. In the U.S., almost 13,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year. Approximately 1/4 of those kids will not survive the disease. Camp Hobe supports children with cancer from ages 4 to 19. Find out more at http://www.camphobekids.org/.

Tie-dye Day at Camp Hobe Tie-dye Day at Camp Hobe

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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