Parenting

Gratitude Journal: Thankful for Happy Kids

| 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 grateful for the bright sparkling health and happiness of my daughters. They bring my slightly grinchy husband unexpected joy, as he never expected to have kids.
Marie

I’m thankful for birthday presents.
Oakland preschooler

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I’m so thankful for our wonderful babysitter who comes every two weeks so I can take my wife out for a hot date.
Buddyat40

Thank you for everything in the whole world.
Chiara, 4 years old

With frozen pipes and burst pipes and water everywhere and numerous outages, I’m thankful for a fireplace and the love of a husband to share this little stress.  And I am so grateful for plumbers!
Phoebe Bode

Thankful for our friend and her two kids who hosted a playdate for our three kids while we (the parents) packed for our trip! (Also thankful for the trip!)
Jason

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My daughter turned four years old today…....I am so eternally grateful for these last four years, and I’m sure my wife is too….....exhilarating, exhausting, surprising, bewildering….the most wonderful four years of my life. Can’t wait to see what happens next!
Matt

I’m grateful for friends. I recently re-connected with a very good friend from 20 years ago.  I’m glad we found each other again!
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.