I am thankful for my dog, because my cat won’t let me near her and my fish lives in a bowl.
Columbus second grader

Got Gratitude?  Want to share it with others?

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

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Here’s how it works: 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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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.

I’m grateful for my little granddaughter. So pure!

I am grateful for the parents who become involved in their child’s preschool programs, building collaborative teacher/parent relationships, for they are often “my” most appreciated teachers.
Teacher Deb

I am grateful for having someone to take me to and take me home from my surgery. I am grateful for the people that show they care about me and wanting to know how I am. I am grateful that I have the ability to have this surgery to fix my small problems and that I can be confident that I am getting the best care possible.
Paul McCarthy

I’m grateful that even though I’m divorced, I have a warm and light-hearted relationship with my children’s wonderful father.
Mother of 2 daughters

Recently my daughter has been teaching me a lot about gratitude.  She has been having extensive dental problems after a fall on cement.  Her outlook on it is that she is super lucky to have two dentists when some people have none.
Amy in Los Angeles

My two sweet young ladies are my inspiration and my strength to live after their father died in a car accident. And I am very thankful to have them.

I’m happy that my brother-in-law and his family can be with our in-laws on Thanksgiving, as we are unable to travel this year.
happy daughter-in-law

I am grateful that my beloved little dog, Cassie is still with me on this day.  She has had many health challenges but I receive her presence each and every day grateful for all she is teaching me about loving through the decline that comes with age, illness and the impermanence that is all of our reality. 
Lynn, Blessed human companion of a little Yorkie named Cassie


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