Gratitude Journal

Every day I strive to be grateful for the plethora of wonderfulness in my life. Here I document a very tiny sliver of those things.

October 13, 2020
  1. Skye has been calling me every evening to chat and discuss the day's news. I really enjoy this time, and her. I'm grateful we have a close relationship and care deeply about each other.
  2. I have two job interviews today. Grateful for that.
  3. It's raining. I appreciate the many ways water refreshes and revitalizes the natural world.
October 07, 2020
  1. I am grateful for my friends, who lift me up and make me smile. I appreciate the texts and phone calls.
  2. I love discussing the news and global events, and philosophy, with the girls. Skye calls me every night to discuss.
  3. I appreciate living in such a beautiful place. Every time I'm out or look out the window I'm in awe at just how marvelous is the place I live, and how very fortunate I am to live here.
October 06, 2020
  1. I'm grateful for a patient therapist who challenges me and helps me gain insights into my own emotions and reactions to them.
  2. I love my girls. Had a nice chat with Skye last night, and this morning Jenna left a note on my desk wishing me a good morning. I am fortunate to have wonderful progeny who love me.
  3. I'm grateful to be alive, to have abundant opportunity and health and friends. I feel incredibly fortunate and grateful.
October 05, 2020
  1. I'm grateful for friends who reach out to say hi and see how I'm doing.
  2. Went for a walk in the cemetery. It's so beautiful. I'm grateful for my healty, and to live on a beautiful planet.
  3. I'm really happy Hayley and Jenna live with me in the loft. Their presence makes the loft feel like a home where family is, and I love it.
October 04, 2020
  1. Went on a walk today at the cemetery. I love living in a place that's so beautiful and has four wonderful seasons. The leaves are turning bright colors.
  2. I'm grateful for my health.
October 03, 2020
  1. I'm grateful for my friends who text, call, send letters, and take the time to meet up with me for coffee and a conversation. I crave connection.
  2. Living in a time and country where it's okay to disagree, and where the free exchange of ideas is frictionless, is wonderful and good.
  3. I'm grateful for clinical psychologists who offer insights and guidance and who improve the lives of myself and my girls in myriad and substantial ways.
October 02, 2020
  1. I'm grateful for the big windows in my loft, which overlook the trees and gives me a great view of the sunrise.
  2. Had wonderful conversations with Hayley and Jenna yesterday. They're wicked smart and thoughtful and good. I'm proud of the humans they are.
  3. Grateful for friends who encourage, support, and inspire me. They're thoughtful and kind.
October 01, 2020
  1. I'm grateful for my three wonderful daughters, who are all thoughtful and bright and thoughtful and kind.
  2. Had a nice talk with Skye about current US presidential politics. She's awesome.
  3. Meeting a friend for coffee this morning. I'm grateful for the wonderful people in my life who want to spend time with me.
  4. Watching a SpaceX launch. I'm grateful for science and that humans are willing to do big things to improve the human experience.
September 30, 2020
  1. Watched the first presidential debate with Jenna and Hayley last evening. I'm grateful for them, and their strong, smart opinions. They're fun.
  2. Having coffee with a friend this morning who I've wanted to connect with in a more meaningful way for years. Excited about that.
  3. I have an amazing therapist, who offers insights that sharpen my lens and helps me to understand and navigate my world and relationships that ultimately improves my life in important ways.
September 21, 2020
  1. Grateful for my girls. Jenna asks me how I'm doing and gives me hugs occasionally. Talked to Skye on the phone today, which was nice.
  2. I'm grateful for the mental health journey I'm on and all the things that got me here, including the trauma and heartbreak. I feel optimistic about my life, and powerful in my discoveries.
  3. Thankful for my friends, both online, in real life, and those I'm meeting in my Transcend course. The world is filled with thoughtful, positive, kind, understanding, compassionate persons.
September 11, 2020
  1. Had lunch with Jenna. I'm daily grateful that she's back in my life and that she seems to genuinely enjoy my company.
  2. Spent time with my buddy at my loft this morning. Grateful for people in my life and their time.
  3. I'm grateful to live in Maine, where it's gorgeous at every season with many things to do and ways to be active.
  4. Learning the Adobe Suite of creative products. I'm grateful for my brain and relative privilege that affords these pursuits.
September 09, 2020
  1. Super grateful that Jenna is living here at the loft and in my life. I love our conversations and seeing her laugh with Hayley. I love when she asks me for my opinion on world events and philosophical ideas; she really seems to want to have conversations with me and a strong relationship.
  2. Went on a date tonight. Grateful for our conversations and the connection.
September 03, 2020
  1. Had a tennis lesson this morning. I’m grateful for my body and that I’m able to get out and run around.
  2. Went to the grocery store with Hayley. I’m glad she went with me and that she still wants to spend time with me.