Dear Gratitude Journal :

Today is my birthday, and I’m so grateful that I weigh a little less than I did last year, and I am in much better shape. I have everything including my health; I feel really good today. I’m grateful for the people who called and texted me, and happy to hear from some folks I don’t speak with that often. Nice. And, I’m grateful for all the different birds I see in my garden and on the trails. Beautiful and amazing creatures.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful that I’ve lived long enough to know that every “bad” thing that happens is actually a good thing. I’m grateful I play the long game. And, I’m grateful that while I’ve become less judgmental, I’ve also become less tolerant. You can’t go through life with catcher’s mitts on both hands; sometimes you need to throw shit back.

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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.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for debit cards. Cash is such a hassle, and I can’t do math in my head, so I would be one of those people who would need to put stuff stuff back, which is annoying and embarrassing. I’m grateful the baby boom generation is retiring. And, I’m grateful I took my lunch hour to do chores and some cleaning. Nothing makes you feel better than the faint smell of PineSol in your kitchen.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful that I cleaned my garage and threw a whole bunch of stuff out. I’ve always been tidy and a good throw-er-out-er, but I’ve been doing more culling lately. It seems the less I have, the better and more focused I feel. I’m grateful that we’ve all become much, much better at virtual work and webinars. Now that we have so many people using this technology, it will improve quickly and meaningfully. And, I’m grateful I have all the toilet paper I need.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

Never have I been more grateful for my health, and the good health of my loved ones. I’m grateful for the tradition of Christmas lights. The last few weeks before solstice are dark and dreary; the lights are cheerful, and each decoration – no matter how small – shows the creativity and warmth of its creator. Better days are ahead — the sun will return. Lastly, I – and many in this great nation – are grateful for portable space heaters.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

Even though I am a little blue, I’m grateful I forced myself to do a lot of work today. I still feel blue, but at least I got a lot done, and I have a clean house. It’s a start. I’m grateful for my yoga class because it allows me to empty my mind, and I’m grateful that tomorrow is another day.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for my work ethic. I have a lot of faults, but being lazy isn’t one of them. I’m grateful for El Polla Loco’s 12-pieces for 12-bucks coupon. It’s crazy delicious. And, I’m grateful for potatoes and all potato – related products.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for the cool morning, which made AM cardio almost enjoyable (almost). I’m grateful to the many people who hate my guts. Life defines us not by who we are but more often by who we are not. And I’m grateful for the vegan option.

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