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Gratitude Log

Do you know that practicing gratefulness on a regular basis helps you to be happier, healthier, more rested, and more successful?

"Call it corny, but gratitude just may be the glue that holds society together.” Gratitude needn’t be directed at another person to hit its mark. Take just a few minutes each day to jot down things that make you thankful, from the generosity of friends to the food on your table or the right to vote. After a few weeks, people who follow this routine “feel better about themselves, have more energy and feel more alert". -Psychology Today

What others are grateful for!

I am grateful for my family’s love. – Sarah B.

I am grateful for my ability to think clearly, make good decisions, and have free will. – John Smith

I am grateful for all the people on the planet that give to others with compassion and generosity.

I feel grateful for my ability to laugh, cry, rage, rest, smile, jump, hug, run, sleep, smile, write, sing, pounce, eat, dance. – Jen

I am grateful for my family’s love. – Sarah B.

I am grateful for my ability to think clearly, make good decisions, and have free will. – John Smith

I am grateful for all the people on the planet that give to others with compassion and generosity.

I am grateful for the person who smiled at me when I walked onto campus today. What a nice way to start the day.

 I am grateful for being me. -Ben

I am grateful for the love of my wife and the blessing of life - Sheri W.

I am grateful for my beautiful hummingbird! -Bumblebee

I am grateful for the sun outside and the breakfast in front of me.

This week, I am grateful for the beautiful sunshine. I watched drops of water flying out of a sprinkler yesterday, sparkling in the sunlight... beautfiul. - Jen

I am grateful for my beautiful Bumblebee! - Hummingbird

I am grateful for the ache in my legs which means I was healthy enough to be able to go to Zumba class. - Linda

For my home, my wife, my animals, and for the fact that I'm able to work with so many enthusiastic students. - Julia G.W.

Am grateful for playing singles tennis last night and only mildly spraining my ankle. Ha! :) -Mike

I am grateful for the great team of people I work with. - Brownie

I am grateful for classic GM Muscle cars. - Shawn

I am so grateful for my giant fluffy big hearted dog! - Kim A.

I'm grateful for the training programs I am a part of that help keep me grounded and fit. I am grateful that my grandfather is healing and that several family members are able to give him the care he deserves. - Krys

I am grateful for my family and our whacky sense of humor that brings laughter every day. - Jen

I am grateful to be working with a group of students, staff and faculty who care so much about what they are doing. It's inspiring!! - Sheri W.

I am grateful for my amazing job, my lovely coworkers, and the wonderful students we serve. :) - Monica

I am grateful for my new office and beautiful view! - SF

I am so very grateful to have a roof over my head on this rainy day! - D

I am grateful for nature and all of the beautiful scenery and bodies of water in Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte and Mendocino counties. - Shawn

Ice cream! - Krys

Jasmine flowers blooming outside my kitchen window and the scent of apple crisp in the oven- Forest

My ability to find something to be grateful for no matter what is going on in my life. There is ALWAYS something. - KMM

People who risk ridicule to do the work of love. - Eliot Baker

Pop Tarts - Sam H.

Each morning I wake up grateful for my warm, dry snugly feet with toes that can wiggle and stretch. - Beth

I am grateful for family and friends who care so much about me and how I am doing. I am grateful for having enough income to live without need. I am grateful that my children have grown into wonderful adults. - ML

2-0 Giants...GO GIANTS!!!!!! - Liz W.

I am grateful for my family and friends, who have been so supportive during a difficult time in my life. - DB

I am grateful for the beauty of Humboldt on a rainy day, and having a cup of steaming tea in front of me to warm my hands and my belly. - Anna TP

 I am grateful for...this Gratitude Log. It makes you stop and think of all the things in your life that you are grateful for and you get a chance to realize how wonderful life, love, and happiness truly are. - S

I am grateful for HSU's incredible diversity, especially their emphasis on rewarding Anglo-Saxon males with diversity scholarships!

- Travis

I'm grateful for every breathe that life allows me to make. The fact that I get to sleep in the most comfortable bed at night is also something to be grateful of. I'm in a long distance relationship and I'm upset I can only see my partner every so often, but honestly I'm just so grateful he loves me as much as he does and that he's still breathing as well. Life is good :) - Nikki Hernandez

I am grateful for the opportunities unfolding every day, and the little moments that make life so extraordinary. I am grateful for the rain, I am grateful for the sunshine, I am grateful for the elegant cloud formations that make the sky so interesting. I am grateful for walking in the redwood forest or on a misty beach. I am grateful for music and for art and stories, for all the beauty of nature... for the way all the organisms of this world have been crafted so perfectly over time. I am grateful to be in college getting a chance to chase my dreams. I am grateful for my friends and family and pets and for all the amazing people I've met and things I've done in life, at Humboldt State and elsewhere. For the ways people help each other. For all I've gotten to do in the past, for all I can do in this moment, and for all of the days to come. Thank You. - Amy

I'm grateful for the journey. More importantly I'm endlessly grateful for my family, who carved my journey in the stars... My mother's wisdom, my sister's friendship and support, and my grandparents for their sparkling kindness. I'm grateful my father has recently chosen to protect my sister and I from our stepmother's abuse. - Chloe Z.

I am grateful for Humboldt. It is my escape. It is my hiding place. - Z

I am greatful for the health and happiness of my two beautiful daughters, and the happiness they bring to me. - Lauren Parker

I am grateful for people that give me a smile and take a moment to hold the door open for me, for people that really listen to what I say, for those that show me I am important to them. I am grateful for`many special people in my life including my husband and family. - Al

I am grateful for the fact that I can be me and still be accepted by those I care about because they care for me no matter what. - Matthew T.

I am grateful for the opportunity to get an education. - Jaclyn

I am grateful for the sound of rain hitting rooftop metal and watching, from my window, the rain come gently down from the sky. - Jen

I am grateful for Humboldt. It is my escape. It is my hiding place. - K

I am greatful for the health and happiness of my two beautiful daughters, and the happiness they bring to me. - Lauren Parker

I am grateful for people that give me a smile and take a moment to hold the door open for me, for people that really listen to what I say, for those that show me I am important to them. I am grateful for`many special people in my life including my husband and family. - Al

I am greatful for this place, so full of opportunity and beautiful people! - Jamie

I am grateful for the chance to continue my education into my retirement. The Over 60 program has added an element of excitement to my life. - Maggie Nystrom

SVSlQE I truly appreciate this post. Awesome. - Social Bookmarking Service

Today, I am grateful for a warm, dry place to live. I am thankful for my dogs, the loves of my life. I am grateful that I am still learning every day how to get better at life. - RL

I'm grateful for yoga and the healing it has provided me. I'm also grateful for my therapist who is helping me over come the post traumatic stress left after years of chronic childhood abuse. - Anonymous

I'm grateful that I found the person I'm going to spend the rest of my life with. - MM

Grateful for the rough spots in life that have allowed me to have the capacity for strength and compassion. - Char-latte'

I am grateful to have my son in my life! Seeing the world through his eyes makes me grateful every second of every day! Thank you DJ! - LJ

I am grateful that I have access to a college education. - MP

Im thankful for the blog.Really thank you! Really Great. - social bookmark

the sun and the 3 day weekend coming up right before classes start! - liz weaver

I'm grateful for my wonderful husband, beautiful daugther, loving family & friends, and great colleagues in my department. - Ramona

Warm, dry feet. - Beth

I am grateful to be a part of such a vibrant and dynamic intellectual community! - DTP

I'm grateful that I woke up today and that my loved ones were able to wake up today too. Everyone is still alive as of today and I'm so very grateful for that. - Lisette "Nikki" Hernandez

.... am still breathing.... - PJS

I am grateful for people in my life that bring me new knowledge, silly interactions, heart-warming generosity, and spontaneous love. - B

My beautiful girlfriend and the true and passionate love connection we share with one another! God Bless this woman! - Kyle

I am grateful that the Raven's won! Now on to Giants baseball!! - liz weaver

I am grateful for my team and their ability to help me stay strong in difficult times. - Karen S.

I am so grateful for some of the people who have recently entered my life. x - Eve

I am grateful for having access to the piano rooms because pianos do not judge you based on personal prejudice stemming from ignorance or gang up to abuse you because they are afraid and do not understand you. I am grateful for having a warm place to sleep. When I see the poor and the homeless I feel so sad. I wish that everyone had a safe warm place to sleep. The world is so sad. - Sal

SUNSHINE! - RL

I am grateful to be on the road to recovery from the flu. Gosh, was it miserable. But I saw the sunshine bouncing off of the pacific ocean this morning and was happy to be alive. The world can be a remarkable place. - Jen

I am grateful for my health and the health of my loved ones. I am grateful that everyday I can lace up my running shoes, run the world and soak in the sweet essence of life. - Al

Being alive - Anon

I am grateful for love. It has brought me peace in a lifetime of "war" within myself, my family, my friends and more. I am grateful for the ability to give my whole heart, my body, and everything else to the man That I love. He saved me, in every way that a woman can be saved. And for that-I am grateful. - Ariin

Today, I am grateful for the sunshine that lets me hang my laundry outside to dry. - Pat

Today, I am grateful that my problem child cat stayed in the yard and that none of the other cats killed anything. - Pat

Today I am grateful to have a roof over my head and shoes on my feet. I'm also grateful my boy bunny didn't try to hump my leg this morning. He let me snuggle him with out him getting all hormonal. Bless his little fast beating heart. - Nikki Hernandez

Today, I was grateful that my email returned to normal functionality within a reasonable amount of time, so I wasn't stressing over it all day. - Pat

Today I am grateful for all the good people I have in my life. I am grateful for meeting new people and making connections for my future. It always helps being in touch with people that can help you out later in life. - Lilly

I am grateful to God for the love He has shown me and others. I am grateful that peace and joy can be found even in this troubled world. I am grateful for my friend the soldier, and I wish him every blessing. I am grateful to have a full life and bright future ahead, and support and encouragement from every side. - Amy

I am grateful for my new job here at HSU with all of these interesting people on a gorgeous campus! - Geoff C.

Today I am grateful for the triumph of common sense over unnecessary complexity and pain. - Pat

 I am grateful to all Hospice nurses for their kindness, caring and good advice when all hope is lost. They are truly angels here on earth.

- Linda McMaster

I am grateful for the opportunity to interact with such amazing and inspiring students. - Anonymous

Spring Break!!!!!!!!!!!!! - RL

I am grateful for the kindness of strangers and the love and care of family. - Lori

I am grateful for the Grace in the Universe that kept my son safe in a recent car accident in which his truck was totaled. - Lori

I am grateful for my two wonderful daughters. - Dawn

I am grateful that my father-in-law had a successful surgery this morning. What a huge relief and blessing! - Jen

I am grateful for every single person in my life and my dog. - Maricruz

I'm greatful for all the help I received from my counselor. I think about what we have talked about dayly and feel it has made me a better person. I'm not perfect, no one is, but it is a process. I'm greatful that I can recognize that now. - Anonymous

I am grateful for my wonderful kitties -- Mookie, Mr. Phipps and MoMo -- who keep my house full of love, companionship and entertainment. You guys are the greatest. - Bruce

She let me hold her hand. - K

I am grateful for God's unceasing love and grace, for my beautiful daughters, my wonderful husband, and my friends. - Anon

I am grateful for having a wonderful husband who is building a greenhouse for my tomatoes in our backyard. - Celestine

I'm grateful for having the opportunity to wake up to a wonderful soul to these past few days. - Lola

today I am grateful for all of the great times Humboldt has offered me even after my return. Also for all of the wonderful people in my life that keep me joyous. - Javier

I am grateful that I woke up this morning to hear a beautiful song someone sent me, reminding me to be thankful for what I have. - Bird

I am grateful for the gummy bears I ate today. They were delicious. I am also grateful that I am not a super mutant. - Sam H

I am grateful for getting my education and being able to work in the community serving others. I am thankful for my wonderful family and friend support network. I am also very thankful for the counseling center. - Michelle Somers

I am grateful for every person in my life who ever told me I couldn't or would never be able to do something I really wanted me to do and the many opportunities I've had to prove them wrong. - DA

I am grateful for being able to get an education at an amazing school. To my family and boyfriend for being supportive of my educational career. THANK YOU. - Iris

I am grateful for recognizing that there are so many things to be grateful for. I'm grateful for having a life on this beautiful planet at this moment in time in the universe. I am grateful for the beauty in anything anywhere. I am grateful to be alive and connected with everyone and everything. - Ari

I'm grateful for being able to go to college, especially somewhere so beautiful. So many people don't have the means to attend school. I recognize that I was born into incredible opportunity. And I'm grateful to live in a country that has a good higher education system and as a woman I can learn about whatever I want to without judgement from my family or culture. - Millie

I'm grateful for the Redwood Community Forest, and the fact that it's so close by! It is gorgeous and serene, a lovely place for a meditative walk. - Stephanie

I am grateful to work alongside such a kind and thoughtful group of people. I am truly blessed. - Monica Correale

I am grateful to be part of the Marching Lumberjacks!!! DRIVE ON HUMBOLDT!!! Yeah! Music rocks my socks. - A

I am grateful to God and for all His blessings. - BW

I am grateful to God for giving me the talent to be a sound tech. Running a sound board, analog or digital, is the funnest thing for me to do in my spare time! - Sarah K.

I am grateful for my loving family! :) - Sara C.

I am grateful for my wonderful, hard-working student assistants who have my back when things get super busy in the office. - Shannon B.

I am really grateful for a professor I currently have who is allowing me to talk to her openly about all sorts of random things, not just school-related stuff. She is a more important support to me right now than she probably realizes, and I am so thankful to have her. - E.

I am grateful for being cozy and warm on this foggy cold night. Yum. - Cristina O.

 I am so grateful for the wonderful people I have met here at HSU. They have truly changed my life for the better in so many ways and I love them dearly! - E.

I am grateful to be alive and well and for being blessed with family and friends and a husband who cares. - ChrisyD

I am grateful for having such amazingly helpful and supportive people to work with across our campus like Diane Hunt. It is people like her that make working here worthwhile. Thank you, Diane! - Jyll J

I am truly grateful for all the people who never gave up on me. And of course, not to mention food and the beauty of nature. - Anonymous

I am grateful for my working feet and mind for having allowed me to come so far. - A

I am grateful for the unconditional love that my family and true friends provide me each day. I am grateful for my health, my education, family, life, the clothes, shelter and food I am blesse with. I am grateful for the power of forgiveness and those that have showed me forgiveness. - Leash

I am grateful for a second chance and rebirth. - H

I am grateful for how much I have grown as a person in college and throughout life, and how that is shaping me into the person I want to be and the impact I want to have on the world. - Sam

I am grateful for all the wonderful people in my life. They give me immeasurable support and love on a daily basis and it truly is astounding. I'm so grateful for everything and everyone in my life and the opportunities that always are available. I'm also extremely grateful for being up at HSU with the gorgeous Earth and all the awesome people that I have had the chance to meet and be with. So, thank you! :) - AMG

Grateful for my eye doctors who have twice this week made time on their schedules to see me because I was panicking over symptoms. I now understand the cause of those symptoms and that I need to live with them patiently for a while until they go away of their own accord. I am also unutterably grateful for the sight in my good eye. - Pat

What Are You Grateful For?

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