Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m feeling oddly out of sorts, so I’m grateful for some quiet time today. It helped. I’m grateful that I’ve gotten better about taking rejection with a shrug. Not everyone likes the same art. And, I’m grateful that a good night’s sleep makes everything better.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for the past few days of cold weather, hail, rain, and thunder. The outside world is scrubbed, shiny, and invigorated. I’m grateful that I’ve been able to attend several academic seminars this past week. It’s comforting to know there are really smart people studying stuff the rest of us don’t think about very much. The world needs liberal arts and humanities majors, too. And, I’m grateful for technology. For all it’s evils, none of us would really give it up.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for a couple days of really nice people. I’m grateful for doggie chew toys. And I’m grateful that for the first time in months, I wore jeans – and they still fit.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for my psychic connection to the energy of the universe. I can’t help it. I just know. I’m grateful that I had some time to catch up with my cousin. I’m so poorly socialized these past few months. And I’m grateful for the health and beauty aide industry for lotions and moisturizers. The world would be a much more cracked, chapped, and weather-beaten place without them.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful I own a scale. If only it would help me to be less interested in food. I’m grateful for my fireplace. No matter what your mood, a cozy fire is always a comfort. And, I’m grateful that I was able to change health insurance quickly and efficiently today. (Thanks Obama!) We’ve come a long way in the past five years.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful my espresso machine arrived today – a very important appliance. I’m grateful I sucked it up and completed another certification course. People without certs always think they’re superfluous, but once you get’em, you realize they do have value. And, I’m grateful for on-line banking.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful the day was warm, clear, and sunny. Good weather, like good health, is something you take for granted until you don’t have it. I’m grateful that February is looking to end on a more cheerful and peaceful note than it began. And, I’m grateful Mercury has turned direct. It feels back to normal.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

Today was a day that I really didn’t feel like going anywhere or talking to anyone, and I’m so glad that I didn’t have to… I’m grateful to have multiple heat sources. Trying to sleeping when it’s too cold or too hot is just horrible. And I’m grateful for email. Sometimes I remember what life was like before email. It was slow.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

For most of my adult life, I didn’t pay much attention to President’s day. The first real long-weekend after the Holidays was more of a reprieve from work than a remembrance of Presidents’ past. Today is very different. Washington’s great contribution was to refuse the monarchy for the republic; Lincoln’s died trying to hold the union together while battling a bunch of white supremacists. I’m very grateful for them. It will never be just another holiday anymore. I’m grateful for the collective sigh of relief and noticeable lack of anxiety everyone seems to be feeling. And, I’m grateful for the big drop in Covid cases and deaths. I feel we may have rounded the corner.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

This has been a long start to the new year, and I’m grateful that Trump finally seems to be in our rear view mirror. I’m grateful for hot showers. They always make you feel better. And, I’m grateful for a fresh start, for me, for others, and for our country.

The end.