Daily Gratitude Journal

Maofan7

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WWII hero Captain Tom Moore, 99, breaks the £6MILLION mark in his bid to raise funds for NHS by marching around his garden on a zimmer frame – as JustGiving crashes because so many people are trying to donate


Captain Tom Moore has now raised over £14 Million for NHS charities, with over 700,000 having donated so far!

ETA He is now up to £15 Million:cheer2:
 
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Weve3

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I am truly grateful and inspired by the cashiers, courtesy clerks, and cart attendants out there working the front lines. They remind us daily with their upbeat, optimistic attitudes and humor that you must press on.
 

Kasey

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I'm grateful for streaming services that open up different opportunities for me of shows I would not normally get to see. Even though I'm still working, I like having the option to veg out and just watch video services on my days off sometimes.
 

Prancer

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I'm grateful for the fact that isolation mostly suits me fine and I am nowhere near going stir crazy. And yes, I realize that this is the result of my privilege, so I am grateful for that, too.

I am grateful for leggings with pockets. All leggings should have pockets.
 

JoannaLouise

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I'm grateful for video conferencing, even though normally it makes me feel really awkward, and I hate having to see myself in the corner of the screen.

I had a "lunch date" with some friends from work, and we talked about all the silly nonsense things that we would have talked about if we were all together in the office.
 

Kasey

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Today's gratitude is for my FitBit, for reminding me that no, I'm not a lazy slug, like I sometimes think of myself!
 

Dobre

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I am grateful for my dad, who today rescued the remaining paint & two brushes & me off the roof after I spilled a small bucket full of said paint on the shingles.
 

quartz

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I saw my son! He came over to pick up a package (our house is still his mailing/shipping address) so I got to chat with him a bit and give him some meatloaf and mashed potatoes. I also gave him a baggie of loonies to do his laundry because I won’t let him in the house to do his laundry here. He’s still going to work and so far no one he is aware of is or has been sick.
 
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I’m so thankful for a snow free yard and good weather. We were able to be out side all morning which means good long naps for my kids.
 

Dobre

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My daily gratitude today is that I just talked to a friend who is self-isolating & has respiratory problems. Seems like she is doing great and has her freezer all full of pre-prepared meals. She apparently spent her first couple weeks of isolation cooking & subbing in as a preschool teacher for her niece while the school where my friend teaches got their ducks in a row for regular distance learning:). I last talked to her the week after things were shut down, and I was waiting to check in until after things were a little more settled for teachers here so I wouldn't be interrupting her preparation for her real classes during the transition time while she was stressed. Sounds like my timing was pretty good, and she is back to feeling organized and ready for her upcoming school week. Also it seems like their school is doing a good job setting up opportunities for teachers to check in with each other once a week via technology, which is really important for her as she is a specialist & her kids are part of every classroom in the school.
 

Weve3

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I am extremely grateful today (and many days to come) for our dedicated mail couriers and delivery drivers everywhere - that goes without saying, but huge props to those in our area. These people are the absolute tops! They are keeping this household in business and moving along. We would be toast without them. Everyday, they deliver without fail, without complaint. Thank you. 🙏
 

quartz

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On Thursday, my Iowa brother called me. Today, my Michigan brother called me. They both told me they love me.
 

PRlady

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I am so grateful for this new job eating my life so completely that I go all workday without reading the news. Who gets their dream job in a *********? I’m amazingly lucky.
 

Wyliefan

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I am so grateful for this new job eating my life so completely that I go all workday without reading the news. Who gets their dream job in a *********? I’m amazingly lucky.
How did I miss this announcement before? I'm so happy for you! :cheer2:
 

oleada

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I’m grateful for the Zoom happy hour with my friends.

My husband installed a bird feeder we can see from our living room window and it makes me happy to see all the different r birds come by. It’s very soothing.
 

once_upon

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Bacon wrapped filet and steamed broccoli for dinner. A 90 minute zoom with dad and my siblings last night. A 75 minute zoom with sons and grandchildren this afternoon. Another zoom meeting with son in Denver this evening.
 

Cachoo

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So today kind of sucks: I have a toothache, my left ear is swollen shut and my sinuses are a mess: But it's not the Beer Burden!!!! So I am happy and thankful for that.
 

PRlady

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I can barely sew a button back on. This week we received masks from a friend of @rfisher in Florida and from @taf2002 in Texas. I’m so grateful to FSU and the wonderful people here.
 

Kasey

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After a no-break, no-bathroom shift trying to keep one lady alive all night, I am grateful that I got to come home this morning and totally, mindlessly veg out watching "Zoolander" (it doesn't get much more stupid than that, and stupid was so welcomed!)
 

MacMadame

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I can barely sew a button back on. This week we received masks from a friend of @rfisher in Florida and from @taf2002 in Texas. I’m so grateful to FSU and the wonderful people here.
I had my kid make me a mask but I hate it. :D I was going to make my own which I figured would probably be worse (not a good sewer) but I'd feel somewhat accomplished but we all saw what happened when I tried to buy a sewing machine with my Amazon Gift Certificate. :lol:
 

Dobre

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Another thread reminded me of this. My daily gratitude today is actually from earlier this week, but it really deserves a shout out. Two of my interlibrary loan requests arrived at my library this week! I had resigned myself to the likelihood that they would just sit there over the course of the stay-at-home order. Libraries in my local area are running on a closed-door-pick-up-and-delivery style service, but since some libraries in the state are closed and the courier system is no longer running like normal, I had assumed my usual interlibrary loan requests would not come through. But happily, I was wrong; and there are now two lovely new books in my car. Kudos to everyone who helped make this happen.
 

AxelAnnie

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My daughter, husband and two children (6 & 9) did the grocery shopping for me. They won't let me pay which makes me nuts.

I have a small terrace in front of my home. It is probably 20X20. My sister came over, and we had the most wonderful time. The boys and their parents stayed outside the terrace. I was in the far corner. And my sister was in the bushes. We had so much fun. I was able to let my little Havanese out on the terrace. She loves the boys. The boys, all gloved and masked were able to pet the dog through the metal open checkerboard gate. They must have gone through 10 sets of gloves each.....my daughter made them change after each love fest with the dog.
It was just so fun. The little one is a scoundrel. You have to keep your eye on him every second!

Thank heaven for family!...........well some family :)
 

AxelAnnie

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Ahem. I never dribble ice cream. What a waste! :drama:

You know, we were told we didn't need to horde TP and Paper towels and that when we actually ran out, they would be there. I know there are a few people who got down pretty low but for us that turned out to be true. We were down to 1.5 rolls of paper towels and, low and behold, when we went to the store, there were paper towels. (And TP which we were also getting low on but not that low.)
I lived in England for a while 44 years ago. We lived in Ascot (like the races). The High Street store was out of toilet paper. I was astonished. Never heard of such a thing. And there were 6 of us.
 

antmanb

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I am very grateful for a friend having paid for Zoom so that we could catch up for three hours on Saturday drinking wine and playing cards against humanity!
 

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