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IDP Annual Gratitude Journal - Open Thanksgiving to New Year's Day - Share Yours Daily

Welcome to our 4th Annual Gratitude Journal!  From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, the IDP community posts our gratitude daily in the comments section below. 

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Awakening to our natural human state of wisdom and compassion for ourselves and all beings begins with generosity. And generosity requires gratitude; that we acknowledge what is abundant and precious to us and our lives.  You can write as few or as many items as you like, and can even write more than once a day!  Though you're welcome to list whatever feels important to you, we encourage you to not to repeat the same items; if you can't think of something new to be grateful for, take a moment to be mindful of your mind and heart and notice what arises. 

In Gratitude,

The Interdependence Project

 

 

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Holiday cheer

Today I am grateful for:

--So much snow that we are having a hard time figuring out where to put it all.

--Being snowed in and getting the opportunity to sit in stillness.

--shovels

--nice neighbors

--warm fire

--good food.

Holidays

Grateful for

- the possibility (and inevitability) of change

- learning to receive love and being loved

- Green Tara, who helped (helps) me see what's important and real

Winter Solstice

Grateful for:

--reconnecting with old friends who are equally as grateful as I am to have a loyal friendship.

--The little Red Fox who quietly comes and goes and leaves only his prints in the snow.

--Goldfish who are always happy to see me and happily swim around their tank freely.

--Winter Solstice and all the wonders of a cold snowy winter.

--The Buddha and the opportunities for wakefulness.

Peaceful Sunday

Thankful for

- Marvin Gaye

- Oranges in winter !

- My old friend, Jesse, who I've not seen in many years and taught me a lot about kindness when I first moved to NYC.

Saturday Morning

- the internet: grateful I'm able to connect to so many others around the world and access so much info. amazing

- clean air

- french bakers

Thursday gratitude

Today I am grateful for
- IDP
- the dharma
- eyes and ears and mind and body to be able to experience both

Rainy Wednesday List

- indoor plumbing, esp toilets

- hairbands

- pretty scarves

Black Friday

I'm grateful
-- to have friends and family who don't measure love by the commercial gifts given, sparing me today's shopping frenzy (and subsequent weeks of anxiety, then panic)
-- for an abundance of excellent food and conversation yesterday and today.
-- fleece sheets. Best thing ever.

Thanksgiving Gratitude

Grateful for
- an abundance of food
- all my teachers who taught me to read and write
- a capacity to love and connect even though it's hard sometimes

Day 2

Today I'm grateful for

- automobiles and roads

- journalists, lawyers, and the justice system, all who helped uncover what happened to Laquan McDonald

- leftovers 

Day 4 (missed Day 3)

Grateful for 

- comfortable bed and a safe place to sleep

- dental floss, toothbrushes, access to dentists

- carmex, been hooked on it for decades 

Inspiration

"I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and an adventure." Oliver Sacks

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