Dear Gratitude Journal :

Even though I’m grateful for my job, I don’t think too many people came bouncing into work today. That’s okay. I’m grateful the year begins. I’m grateful for books, and for people who can write well. And I’m grateful that I’m only a 1/2 pound overweight. Given the mass cookies ingested these past two weeks, a half pound is indeed something for which to be grateful!

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I awoke New Year’s Day feeling a bit disappointed. It felt like just like another day. But as the day progressed, I began to feel lighter and more optimistic. I’m grateful 2020 is truly in the past. I’m grateful I have a few more days off to clean, organize, and do some planning. And, I’m grateful for champagne. A great invention.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

The year is soon to be over, and a chronological fresh start is upon us. I’m grateful to have a little psychological runway before I start 2021 in earnest. I’m grateful for perogies. Especially when they come with bacon and sauerkraut. It’s not health food, but I love them so. And I’m grateful that I have small feet and hands.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

The day was bright and cheerful; I can feel the quiet energy of the plants and trees grateful for the return of the sun. I’m grateful I was able to go into town today. I haven’t been there since the pandemic began. So many For Rent signs, shuttered restaurants, empty parking lots. A very different life than last year, but every end is a new beginning. This is no different. And, I’m grateful for film, filmmakers, storytellers, and artists. Since the time of cave paintings — the world needs art.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for Ted Talks. I’ve been watching a lot more of them this year on a whole variety of topics. It’s opened my eyes to a number of things I never considered before like UBI, and the ethics of AI. I’m grateful I work at home. Social isolation notwithstanding, I don’t want to spend most of my life living with my co-workers. They’re not your loved ones. And, I’m grateful for the sunshine and soft, warm breeze.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

There isn’t anyone who is having a typical Christmas, myself included. Times like this, I find myself grateful for things I normally wouldn’t even see. I’m grateful that so many healthcare workers have gotten their first shot. I know they feel a huge sense of relief. I do, too. I’m grateful for people in the hospitality business. People who cook, people who make drinks, people who bring you things….they are so important to our economy and our quality of life, and this has been the most difficult year for them. I’m grateful my neighbor gave me some homemade toffee. Nom. I’m grateful another neighbor recommended an additional loop to my AM power walk. That way I can keep trying to out-exercise my ridiculous sweet tooth. And, I’m grateful that I am safe, warm, happy, healthy, and have everything I could need or want. The best of times in the worst of times.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

With wind and fire a constant now, I’m grateful for Twitter alerts. I’m grateful to have a lazy weekend. Not my regular routine, but a nice change. And, I’m grateful for my espresso machine. Between that and the plug-in car, I’d be hard pressed to say which one is the greater money saver.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for webinars. I’ve attended a bunch this year. It’s considerably easier than being there IRL, and I’m considerably more informed. I’m grateful I love to create order out of chaos. And, I’m grateful that supermarkets sell individual servings of cake.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal

I’m grateful to all the #FedEx and #UPS people who have been working on this vaccine deployment. It’s a tremendous logistical effort, and we are fortunate to have two of the best companies in the world to help us. I’m grateful for pansies. A surprisingly resilient flower. And, I’m grateful for Mondays. Another fresh start, another week to try to get it right.

The end.

Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for the karma that brought me to California. Never have I regretted my decision to live here. I’m grateful for a few days away from the computer and from work. I enjoy my profession, but sometimes I just need it to stop. And, I’m grateful for on-line recipes and recipe books. I don’t follow them very often (like most people) but, like vacation brochures, they’re just nice to browse.

The end.