Parenting

Gratitude Journal: Thank Goodness for my Stepmother!

| 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’m grateful for my stepmom.  I love her deeply!  Her light touch and great patience made all the difference in my life.
Kimberly Moses

I’m grateful for my boys - my dear husband, my awesome son, two dogs, two parakeets and a cockatiel who calls himself “Pretty Boy.”
Mikalynne_99

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I’m happy to spend an evening with friends.

I’m grateful for all the help my family has received as we go through a difficult transition; for my husband’s kindness, diligence, devotion, and resiliency; for my daughter’s sweet nature and persistent efforts; for gratitude itself.
Alana

I am grateful for my parents’ health. They’re in their 70s and have an active social life, and no major ailments that might otherwise make them shut-ins.
Momgoddess

I’m happy that my colleagues appreciate me!
Happy Co-worker

I am thankful for friendships.  One such friend is an 8th grade teacher I had 55 years ago.  We still correspond.  I am thankful for her friendship and thankful that in spite of her Alzheimer’s, she continues to live an optimistic life.
Phoebe Bode

My pre-schooler and I arrived at our favorite sweets shop after closing.  I’m grateful that they were willing to open their doors to sell us a marshmellow.
janinek

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.