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.

This week, a few of us parents put together a gratitude wall inspired by your center and other inspiration we’ve had within our school community. But, with so many thanks to be shared within a school that relies on volunteers and a lot of help from the community, we thought a gratitude wall was in order.
Kathy Pine

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I am grateful for the ability to accept my children for who they are; not what I want them to be.
Nicole (mother of three)

I’m thankful that I just passed the 5 year milestone of a double mastectomy for breast cancer and chemo. I feel great and will begin volunteering at the Chemo Infusion Clinic where I went for treatment.

I’m grateful for lavender tea.

What a great Thanksgiving we had! Guests from out of town, cousins from across town, uncles from downstairs. Great food, great company. I am most grateful that when political differences came up, we shared thoughtful nods rather than vocal disagreements.

I am grateful for the faith my parents instilled in me and for my husband and two sons.

I am thankful for the 24 years of marriage I celebrate today (November 19th). It has supported me through highs and lows; exhilarated, challenged, and comforted me; and given me three remarkable children. Those who know my wife, know what a lucky man I am.

I’m grateful for new down comforters, an early Christmas present to the household.

I’m grateful for Aunt Holly and Aunt Rita’s fabulous recipe for cranberry sauce.
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

Gratitude Wall at Sonoma Charter School—made from recycled items by school parents Kate & Bob Molesworth and chalkboard paint donated by the local paint store Gratitude Wall at Sonoma Charter School--made from recycled items by school parents Kate & Bob Molesworth and chalkboard paint donated by the local paint store

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 their age.

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