Gratitude Journal: The Meaningfulness of Ordinary

| 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 pleasantness of my ordinary days.

I’m happy that my friend’s houseboat is safe after the tsunami hit the California coast.
Berkeley Resident

I am grateful for our co-op preschool! What a wonderful community!

I am grateful to my Mother in law who took my 15 year old for her music class when I was unable to take time off from work.

I am grateful for my daughter’s laughter…she reminds me how simple happiness can be.

I am so grateful for the facebook photos and funny Katie updates my wife sends from Korea. It fills my heart with thanks.

I’m grateful for having met a sweet companion.  I met a young girl and played with her beautiful puppy.  I was enjoying the moment and letting go of my day’s misery.

I am grateful for my amazing twin daughters….they teach me patience every day!

I’m happy that people email me their gratitudes.  It makes me happy to read about the things that make people happy.
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.