Parenting

Gratitude Journal: Happy Mother’s Day!

| 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.  Send us your happy photos!

I am gratefeul for this little guy (Charlie, age 6) giving me the opportunity to be a mother.
Happy Mother’s Day.
xo
Lisa Algert

I am grateful I was able to spend time with my friend, who I can hardly see nowadays.  So, have a wonderful trip, Jesse!  Miss you again.
Lillian

I am grateful for a new day, and for my husband.

After 20 years as a paralegal, my husband’s going to go to law school!  I’m proud of his hard work and I can’t wait to support him through the next 3 years the way he supported me when I was getting my degree.  I love you, honey!
Wife of Mr. Class o’ 2014

I don’t live near my daughter and her family, so I really love the videos she and her husband make of the daily activities of their children and send to the grandparents.  Because there is a difference in the time zones, I view them late at night and often, the only sound in my home is my laughter as I watch the videos.
Happy Grandmother

I am grateful for amazing friends like Leslie M., whose birthday is today! Also very grateful for my daughter, boyfriend, family, health and a life I love.
Shelley Seale

I’m happy about going to the beach and riding my bike and going to story hour at the library and reading books and eating bagels and going to Rockridge Cafe.  (Her mother notes that we haven’t actually been to a beach in over 2 years).
Chiara, age 4

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, my stepmom, and my mother-in-law.  Thank you all for the wonderful example you have set for me.
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) to or 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.

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