Community Gratitude Journal 11.20.12 Please Join!

This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for.

"Gratitude is the recognition that we're connected to others, that we're dependent upon causes and conditions way beyond our control for our life and our well-being." Kim B's lovely post on gratitude,

Today I am grateful for:

-- sick days

-- purring cats

-- gentleness


How about you? Please comment below:

or tweet to @idproject or #idpgratitude

Vote for this article to appear in the Recommended list.


Pain, obstacles, and

Pain, obstacles, and neuroses.
Kris Short, Providence RI

Thankful for: My mom, her

Thankful for:
My mom,
her backyard,
a nap,
and dinner w friends.

Perfect Poem via Renee Bochman


by W. S. Merwin

with the night falling we are saying thank you
we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings
we are running out of the glass rooms
with our mouths full of food to look at the sky
and say thank you
we are standing by the water thanking it
smiling by the windows looking out
in our directions

back from a series of hospitals back from a mugging
after funerals we are saying thank you
after the news of the dead
whether or not we knew them we are saying thank you

over telephones we are saying thank you
in doorways and in the backs of cars and in elevators
remembering wars and the police at the door
and the beatings on stairs we are saying thank you
in the banks we are saying thank you
in the faces of the officials and the rich
and of all who will never change
we go on saying thank you thank you

with the animals dying around us
our lost feelings we are saying thank you
with the forests falling faster than the minutes
of our lives we are saying thank you
with the words going out like cells of a brain
with the cities growing over us
we are saying thank you faster and faster
with nobody listening we are saying thank you
we are saying thank you and waving
dark though it is

thankful for

-Ng who keeps my nails looking nice for 5 years

-Compassionate dialogue

-Spending and sharing time with loved ones

people all over the world join hands start a love train

gushy gratitude today, at my inexplicable luck and

- that things aren't the way they seem sometimes, whew

- for all the ups and downs and ins and outs of humanness, pretty neat web of wonder when i can just let it be

- for food shelter medicine hot water cold water

- that being raised by wolves doesn't mean everyone is a wolf, including me


Today I am grateful for:

kisses on my cheeks
big, round cat eyes peering over my pillow
a hot shower
income so I could surprise my boss with a birthday gift
a desire to keep opening


that one-way ticket: Time.
hot chocolate

Pema Chodron

"There is always something in a situation that can cheer you up, but you have to discover and understand it yourself. There is no point in me telling you how to cheer up. It is up to you to find the intrinsic cheerfulness which exists in you. You have to actually experience it. If somebody simply puts an idea in your head, it is not good enough. You can cheer yourself up much better than somebody talking you into something."

I'm grateful for...

...the indomitability of joy.

I'm grateful for...

...the indomitability of joy.

Today Im grateful for

- Open, honest, and compassionate political dialogue.
- large warm scarves.
-You, for starting this journal.

My grateful.

Little rightnesses
Awakening -> Seeing Goodness Without Instruction


Keeping my internal drama meter at a minimum.

Site developed by the IDP and Genalo Designs.