Gratitude Journal: Happy Kids Make Everyone Happy!

| 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 am happy for having dinner with my family.
Morgan, age 2

I’m thankful for my sister’s help, she takes care of my daughter so I can have some time for myself.

I’m grateful for my junior high teacher who is celebrating a birthday today.  She is 80 and we still correspond.

I am so grateful that I got to have a close and loving relationship with my mom who was a wonderful person, friend, counselor and healer of all wounds. She helped to make me who I am and I hope I can give my own daughter the gifts I have been given. I love u mom. To quote a movie-“it isn’t about having a (mom) who died its that I had a mom and she was fantastic, and the relationship continues…

I’m happy my husband remembered to send flowers to all the moms in our family!

I am happy I got to share my birthday with my Mom and Mother-in-law.

I’m thankful my niece, a single parent of four children, has returned to college in her 40s, and has been awarded a scholarship in photojournalism.
Proud Aunt

I’m happy that my mom makes always emails me a gratitude to post for Gratitude Journal.  Thanks, “thankful!”
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.