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  1. k'Care-Reena

    WHAT CAN I APPRECIATE TODAY? I can appreciate the day we have been given. Appreciate the day for what is has brought/not brought etc. The memories, the emotions etc and appreciate the ones I spent the day with and where. I am appreciating being present for myself and with my loved ones

    1 year ago
  2. TofuLove

    Honestly a lot. I think though to be specific, the capacity to reflect on your patterns, what is helpful and what maybe needs some adjusting. That we can have that kind of control over our evolution as people through mindfulness and awareness.

    1 year ago
  3. Malag

    The moment when I am aware I am thinking. The moment I notice thinking stop or start. All are moments of grace.

    1 year ago
  4. O.Christina

    Life itself, and the gift of being here together with so many people of kindred hearts, of friends and loved ones. Grateful for you all, and for the possibility to be with you and the chance to do what we can to help making this world a place for all to live well, for caring for each other, to let creativity unfold.

    1 year ago
  5. Heather

    I can appreciate the feeling that I’ve just completed a year and a half long manuscript. Proud, relieved, thankful for the ability, and anticipating the next idea.

    1 year ago
    1. V
      Vicki31083

      Way to go, Heather. What an accomplishment.

      1 year ago
  6. Nancy Walton-House63093

    Today I can and do appreciate that I am alive and the recipient of abundant gifts. I am grateful for many people, places and experiences that have enriched and enlarged my life. I look forward to the future. Gratitude makes my life worth living despite its challenges.

    1 year ago
  7. G
    Greta Gaul-Wood

    The existence of all of the children in my life and their boundless creativity and insight,
    my emotional support cat who I love unconditionally.

    1 year ago
  8. Melissa

    My dogs wagging tail and a good cup of coffee while watching a hawk ride the current in the sky…

    1 year ago
    1. Malag

      What a combination. Wonderful, Melissa

      1 year ago
  9. d
    db82258

    Love, for you may not see that smile again.

    1 year ago
  10. Mica

    I already appreciate the wonderful connections in the Lounge today, and the wonderful suggestion from Ose, to “silently say “I love you” to the one(s) [one] encounters, sometimes over and over again…’

    1 year ago
  11. d
    dcdeb

    Pizza and spinach salad.

    1 year ago
    1. Mica

      Good plan, dcdeb – 🍕 and 🥗

      1 year ago
  12. Linda

    I can appreciate the coming fall weather. After some scorching temperatures this summer, it is nice to feel the cool air in the mornings.

    1 year ago
  13. KC

    Now and today I appreciate the daily change of seasons, from summer to autumn …

    1 year ago
  14. T
    Tyler Finley

    The scents of the natural world around me

    1 year ago
  15. R
    Richard Perez

    I’m grateful I had a wonderful morning. The rain was relaxing and I enjoyed every moment of it. Now I’m here in the present moment thankful to be alive. Thank you!

    1 year ago
  16. pkr

    I can appreciate this beautiful new day. I appreciate my good cup of coffee, the birds singing, my meditation time & this site. Thank you to All at Gratefulness.org, who make this possible. I appreciate you. ❤️🙏

    1 year ago
  17. Debra

    Sounds perhaps trite, but I am appreciative that it is Friday. Rest will be very blissful indeed this coming weekend.

    1 year ago
  18. V
    Vicki31083

    The gift of water. We anticipate rain today which is greatly needed in the western United States with our fires. Today is also the last day before irrigation is shut off earlier than in recent memory which is a challenge for our farmers. We are trying to use this precious resource carefully. Water–not too much, and not too little. Drink a glass slowly today and be grateful.

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I will pray for regular rain for the western states, Vicki. My heart is with all of you. 💚

      1 year ago
    2. Debra

      Absolutely!

      1 year ago
  19. Holly in Ohio

    I like Kevin’s answer of appreciating everything! This morning is my husband’s day off, so I think he is a special someone to appreciate today.

    And I must mention my community, a little town of about 8000 people, who have a real sense of belonging and service to the community, the international community, and the planet. Yesterday I had a conversation with a college student (whom I’m letting add to my compost pile regularly), and we got on the topic of how our community has changed its recycling program to no longer include certain things. I mentioned to her an idea I had of asking local businesses to sponsor TerraCycle boxes, perhaps one or two types per store for those common but harder to recycle objects (like perhaps a stationery store could sponsor a pen recycling box). She (the college student) liked the idea and is going to speak to the Environmental Studies department at the college to perhaps have the students implement the idea as a service project. And this is the kind of thing that my community does, that I appreciate so much.

    Similarly this morning I was on a Facebook group page that someone I know started for only our community, that is basically a free-cycle of things people are giving away. It avoids good things going to rubbish, but it also helps out neighbors, and I’m amazed at what people generously give away because they are moving, upgrading, or just clearing out. Unlike FreeCycle, people are giving away fairly new working television sets, almost new air conditioners, microwaves, student fridges, unopened food packages, people offer pick-your-own apples or pears from their back yard trees…. it’s crazy and wonderful. I guess since they know it will go to a neighbor, they are even more generous than what comes up on FreeCycle.

    Anyway, I VERY MUCH appreciate my wacky, generous, community.

    1 year ago
  20. Nelson

    I appreciate the ability to reschedule my client appointments this evening. My partner was able to take the night off too. Tonight is date night. We continue to make spending quality together a priority.

    1 year ago
  21. Mark Piper

    That I have choices, and that I can make choices that improve upon yesterday; I am appreciative of that.

    1 year ago
  22. devy

    I can appreciate the nicer cooler sunny day we have today. Thank you for the much needed rain we got the previous couple of days. Our vegetable garden is appreciative. I can appreciate that I woke up and able to experience being alive.

    1 year ago
  23. Suz

    Newbie here!
    I can appreciate a sunny, crisp fall day! I can appreciate a nice walk and coffee / visit with my best friend. I appreciate my husband and his great hugs and our 2 furbabies.
    I also appreciate finding this place to help me learn and practice more gratitude during these dark days.

    1 year ago
    1. Michele

      Welcome Suz:)

      1 year ago
    2. sunnypatti48317

      Hi Suz! Welcome 🙂

      1 year ago
    3. Holly in Ohio

      hi Newbie! We are glad you are here! 💐

      1 year ago
    4. sparrow

      Welcome,
      dear Suz . . .
      you are so very welcome here. ♥

      1 year ago
  24. Marnie Jackson

    I can appreciate that my family is healthy. I can appreciate that my students want to be in school. I can appreciate that my children and I are trying our best. I can appreciate that I have support with my colleagues. I can appreciate that I am safe and have a secure place to stay.

    1 year ago
  25. sunnypatti48317

    I woke up to a new day!
    My legs got me out of bed.
    I am healthy. I have an awesome partner. I have a good job. I have an opportunity to have an even better job. And I have a really good cup of joe right now. All is well in my world 🙂

    1 year ago
    1. Christine

      This is a song, a happy song, a love song 💕

      1 year ago
  26. EJP

    My life as.it is today and the gratitude that I hold for every part of it.

    1 year ago
  27. Mary Pat

    Our dog, who I mention first because she is laying next to me. Our children and grandchildren…so many people and so many things and events! Yesterday was my daughter’s birthday, and to have that time with her was golden! I appreciate having her in my life, and being able to celebrate the day with her. Everything from the air conditioner-it has been very hot here-to the evenings when now, just now, it is starting to cool down a bit…There are so many things. I am so lucky!

    1 year ago
  28. G
    Gregoire

    A god-given opportunity to express my forgiveness by contacting very good friend who betrayed my trust years ago! It can’t be a coincidence that I learned two weeks ago I would be in Maryland on business next week. I never go unless called to go by my employer. On Tuesday of this week I learned that he had been diagnosed with cancer throughout his body. His likelihood of survival given the circumstances is minimal. The foundations of my faith or unconditional love and unconditional forgiveness. I appreciate this God given opportunity to continue to fortify that Foundation of my spiritual life.

    1 year ago
    1. Mica

      That’s wonderful, Gregoire –

      1 year ago
  29. Dusty Su

    Cool, calm, beach walk 🚶‍♂️ 😎

    1 year ago
    1. Mica

      🏖 🏝 – Enjoy, Dusty Su!

      1 year ago
  30. Howie Geib

    My sport. It’s history and the ways in which it borders between recreation and art. The value it brings to me in terms of fitness and mindfulness. The opportunity to be in nature, and nowadays, something I can do that doesn’t involve burning fossil fuel. And looking ahead, the fact that many women and men in my club are in their seventies and eighties, I probably won’t have to relinquish it anytime soon.

    1 year ago
  31. Michele

    I can appreciate Suicide Awareness. Today was Josh’s birthday – my son’s best friend. He committed suicide July 13 2020. My son and I will be doing a 5K after work today. Josh’s sister and Mom are also doing the 5K. One of my best friend’s, Nicole, her sister Maria also committed suicide. Mental health is so important and I’m glad to appreciate the advances we have made and continue to make.

    1 year ago
    1. Michele

      Thank you everyone for all your comments. I appreciate it very much. We had a very nice walk – we walked to a pretty park, Riverhills Park. It was so hot out and after working all day I was tired, but at the same time, I’m proud that I did it, on his birthday too:)

      1 year ago
    2. Mica

      Thank you, Michele – I’m grateful that my bro didn’t die from his suicide attempt – my life would be so much poorer today if he had, even tho we live near the opposite sides of the US. We email endlessly, and I love him dearly.

      1 year ago
    3. KC

      Michele, I will hold you, your son, Josh’s sister, Mom and so many others in my heart today. Such a gift you are to each other, and to this and no doubt other communities. Mental Health really is so important. My vision is that mental health be recognized, honoured and funded on par with physical health, and that we can somehow lessen or eradicate the stigma it carries for too many.

      I hope you and your community enjoy a beautiful run!

      Warmly, KC 🙏🏻

      1 year ago
    4. sunnypatti48317

      Much love to you and your son. Last week, the cheese industry lost one of its best – and youngest – educators to suicide. Pat Polowsky was a genius, and I’m so grateful I got to take the Certified Cheese Professional course under his guidance (he was one of a small handful at the Dairy Institute who helped teach). Just 29 years old. I hate it for his loved ones… and all the others in this world who have to deal with loss due to suicide. Blessings to all.

      1 year ago
    5. Dusty Su

      Bless you. My heart is with you and those of us who remain. My biological father and grandfather died by suicide.

      1 year ago
      1. Holly in Ohio

        Oh, Dusty Su, I[m so sorry. (((hugs))) 💜

        1 year ago
        1. Dusty Su

          DNA is not destiny. I lived life for them as best I can. Hugs back.

          1 year ago
  32. Kevin

    Everything! Why not?

    1 year ago

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