Dear Gratitude Journal :

Even though I was a bit sluggish, I pushed through my AM routine, being mindful and very grateful how fortunate I am not to commute anymore. I’m grateful it was a cool, cloudy, overcast day. IDKY, but that kind of weather on a Monday makes being in front of a computer all day more tolerable. You don’t feel like you’re missing anything a sunny day would bring. And, I’m grateful I’m a good student.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m so grateful that we are crushing Covid in California! You can feel the energy and optimism everywhere you go. I’m grateful I own tools. Seems the more tools you own, the less you like to use them, though. And, I’m grateful I will work from home forever. When I think of all the time I spent driving back and forth, the makeup, the clothes, the lunches, the gas, the bras….What would I have been able to accomplish without all that crap?

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

Getting my second Pfizer shot this week filled me with enormous gratitude for every single person who helped create, deliver, and administer these shots to hundreds of millions of people. We are so lucky to live in this rich country with the money and resources for this effort. My heart breaks for India, Brazil, and other places struggling with lack during this horrible pandemic. I’m grateful I didn’t have to work this week because the shot made me quite tired, and it was good that I had time off to sleep. And, I’m grateful for this Sunday, the beginning of May. A fresh week, fresh month, another chance to get it right.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for my garden. As a metaphor for life, it reminds me that we don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. I’m grateful for a week that was clear of obligations to others. I accomplished a lot of personal work, and I feel centered and clear. And, I’m grateful for software. Aren’t we all?

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for a few days of cool, cloudy, and gray skies. It suits my mood and need to think. I’m grateful that I can end my day with a nice hot shower. One of best simple pleasures of life. And, I’m grateful for the first spa pedicure I’ve had in more than a year. My feet feel free!

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful my stomach has adjusted to my new diet. Next week will be easier. I made some big decisions today, and I’m grateful for the sense of peace I feel. Not so much because I’m sure they’re right, but because if they aren’t, I know that I’ll be able to deal with that just as easily. I suppose I should be more grateful for that. And I’m grateful for sneakers.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

These past days have been filled with distressing news. Huge problems are why I need simple gratitude, and I suspect why Voltaire encouraged us to till our garden. I’m grateful for my TV. It really is an amazing invention. I’m grateful for YouTube. My go-to source for research on how-to-do anything and everything. And, I’m grateful for my ice maker. Everyone is grateful for ice.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I was so grateful to get my first Pfizer shot. It was a little emotional for me. It’s overwhelming to think of the Herculean effort it took to get that vaccine from someone’s notebook into my arm in just about a year. Never say college is a waste of time. I’m grateful for Melissa McCarthy and light comedy. So hilarious. And, I’m grateful I’m a risk taker. I screw things up all the time, but I keep trying, and as long as you keep trying, you can never fail.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

Yesterday was long; today started early. I’m grateful for my grit and resilience. Maybe I should run for office. I’m grateful that for the first time in more than a year, I was able to sit at a bar, order a drink, and have something to eat. Just like riding a bike, it came right back to me (!) And, I’m grateful for the end of winter. The world seems bright, clear, and very hopeful.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

Today, I am grateful for tranquility. The doors and windows open to the warm Spring breeze, the water gurgling from the fountain, the dog lying lazily in her sunspot while I lounge comfortably under the patio umbrella. We’ve been on quite a journey since this time last year. I’m grateful we have all the milk, flour and TP we need. And, I’m grateful for every single person who has ever worked in a restaurant. The end.