Parenting

Gratitude Journal: Grateful for Time to Play

| 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. 

I know my daughter (17 months) is thankful for the teachers and for all the fun that she is having in her class.
Anju

I’m sooo grateful that I am my mother’s daughter…
Ilya

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I’m happy as long as there’s my friends all ‘round me..
Live Life

I am grateful that my friend and neighbor “kidnapped” me to take me on a hike yesterday morning. She knew I was stressed about work, and squeezing in that glorious hour made my day so much better. And I still made my first conference call!
grateful for my village

I’m grateful I have a friend who takes SPIN class with me on Fridays after work!
Phyllis

I am grateful for the quiet
Debra

I am thankful for the archeologists who uncovered and preserved the ancient Hopi pueblos at Petrified Forest National Park. I am also grateful for the individuals who spend their days caring for our national parks so that we may all enjoy the history and beauty.
Jacqueline

I am grateful for a wonderful week visiting my daughter!
SLY

I’m grateful I can rely my companion Matt H’s enthusiastic and friendly disposition to cheer me up.
Lillian

I am grateful for my son giggling in his sleep.
Renee

I’m happy that my brother is brave enough to babysit so that my husband and I can go to a friend’s film premiere.
Mom of Three Small Children

I’m grateful to have rainboots!
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 . 

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.