Gratitude Journal: For a Generous Heart

| by Greater Good Science Center

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. 

And check out this Missouri Mom’s Gratitude Experiment as seen in St Louis Today online.

I’m grateful for my daughter’s generous heart.  After learning that some kids don’t have access to clean drinking water she decided to give up her 8th birthday and ask that people donate $8 to her birthday campaign at charity: water instead. 
—proud mom, maureen

I’m grateful for my 17 year old son who is baking cookies and talking to a friend about war games right now! Love those boys.

I’m grateful for my opportunity to live a bit longer thanks to my organ donor and his family - the greatest gift anyone can give another person.

I am grateful for the stewardship of our business. I know I am surrounded by kind and intelligent people who want to make a difference for families. Thank you

I am grateful that my nephews are learning how to spend time playing outside with the other kids rather than just sitting and playing computer whole day.
psychologist perth

I am so thankful to my many homeschooling cohorts, I’m ecstatic to have found you and the endless resources for never ending learning…I truly have a blissful life—65 degree winter weather doesn’t hurt either!

I am grateful that my Chicago relatives are enjoying the snow and not wanting for food, shelter, or heat.

I’m grateful for my enthusiastic husband.  Whoo-hoo!
Janine Kovac

We need some more photos!!  Please submit your photos (close-ups of happy kids work best) to to .

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 . 

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.