• I'm grateful for friendly neighbors. It's always a roll of the dice, but it's very lucky when, not only are neighbors tolerable, but they form an uplifting community of their own.
  • I'm thankful for how quickly my body is recovering. I fell running the other morning and twisted my leg. After a day of limping, I suddenly feel back to normal. I'm so lucky that my body takes care of me and lends me its strength a while longer. Someday, I won't have this body anymore.
  • I'm grateful for my life having almost zero loose ends. I'm not worrying about anything in the future; I'm firmly able to live in the present, and it's a wonderful thing that has been a bumpy road towards realizing. I'm very lucky that I'm enjoying this moment today.
  • I'm thankful for my friend who tore a ligament in his arm and got news that he'll make a full recovery. He'll have to postpone some of his favorite activities for a year while he heals, but it's great that he'll be able to go 100% again not too far in the future.

  • I had a ton of tiny bad things happen to me today, but none of them seriously ruined my day. I'm thankful that my problems aren't the heavy kind, like friends in the hospital or having their freedom taken from them.
  • I'm grateful for the ability to rest when I get injured. Some people can't afford to let their bodies heal, and they sometimes end up healing in odd ways or not at all.
  • I'm thankful that I've found a center I can return to when I'm not myself. It's a great priviledge to be able to pull myself back into the moment when my ansieties or insecurities push me out of it.

  • I'm grateful for the place where I live. It's really coming together as a place I'm comfortable coming home to and losing myself when I spend time here. Not everyone can afford a place like that.
  • I'm thankful that I view the world in a way compatible with happiness. Somebody very close to me is trapped in their own suffering and can't see the opportunities in front of them. I'm very lucky that I'm able to grasp and seize the opportunities in my own life.
  • I'm grateful that I'm able to be loved. It seems like a simple, basic thing, but it's really not, and some people go their whole lives believing their not worthy of love. I'm infinitely grateful for those in my life who've shown me love and make me feel like I belong. It's a magical feeling when it happens.

  • I'm thankful that I got to spend time with new friends tonight. I had a great time and feel very lucky that they wanted to spend their time with me.
  • I'm grateful for this gratitude journal and its effects on my day-to-day life. I'm noticing how my heart is softening and I'm noticing how people are doing their best, regardless of the problems they face. I feel fortunate for that perspective, and don't know if I would've begun adopting it without others helping me find it first.
  • I'm thankful that I don't drink. I feel that I'm better able to be myself sober, which allows me to connect with people much more genuinely. I'm lucky that I found that out about myself, despite drinking being normal in my circles.

  • I'm grateful for a very fun dance class tonight. I felt super welcome, even as a newcomer, and it was a treat to lose myself in the moment. I'm very lucky to have had that.
  • I'm thankful for some guy on a bicycle this morning. Every so often, I find myself jogging behind a bicycle and end up keeping pace with it. It's so much fun, and it ends up being a great rush. I'm lucky I still have the physicality to do things like that.
  • I'm grateful for friends who are happy to see me and the folks I enjoy in my day-to-day life. My days could be a lot duller, but the people around me keep it fresh and enjoyable. I'm fortunate that I live in a society that produces connections like this. I'm glad to have the freedom to pursue those who add to my life.

  • I'm thankful for the conversation I had with my friend tonight. I feel lucky that we can forget ourselves and talk about things that really affect us.
  • I'm grateful for the countless conversations I had today by accident. It's so nice that I can relate to people I haven't spent so much time with, making connections where there hadn't been any before.
  • I'm thankful for the people I decide to keep in my life after all this time. I could be more passive, but I feel fortunate that I do my part to make sulfilling relationships happen.

  • I'm grateful that I get to drive down the street and spend time with people I care about so easily. I know we won't always live so close, so I'm glad we take advantage of it now.
  • I'm thankful that I can enjoy where I work. It's a luxury to be able to feel that I'm good at my job and feel comfortable being amongst the people I work with. Not everyone has that opportunity.
  • I'm grateful for the speckle of inspiration I get from people who are genuinely enjoying themselves. It can be a fleeting experience, and I feel lucky that I'm able to notice it from time to time.

  • I'm grateful that California's been so good to me that I was a wussy today biking home from work and felt cold in 50 degree weather. It's a privilege to be cold at that temperature.
  • I'm thankful that I'm working to stick with my drawing practice. I'm lucky that I can lose myself so enjoyably in a simple activity like drawing. It's fun and, usually, a bit rewarding at the end.
  • I'm grateful that I get to eat pretty much whatever I want when I want. I make myself my own favorite meals whenever I want as often as I want. That's almost crazy to think about. How lucky am I to be alive now?
  • I'm thankful for the guy on the bus stop bench this morning who gave me a little holler as I jogged by. It feels good to have people rooting for what you're doing.

  • I'm grateful for both of my parents. They're here for me and that's something that won't last forever, so I'm very thankful that I have them here today.
  • I'm thankful for the chance to have a great jog down at the beach. People were out and about enjoying their Sunday's, and getting to witness that is always a joy. That makes me thankful that I live in a peaceful nation where people are free to get along instead of fearing for their day-to-day safety.
  • I'm grateful for the people who make audiobooks. Their products are a great way to spend time driving, cooking, or otherwise doing something thoughtless. My perspective is wider as a result of great writers and great readers.

  • I was super glad to hear about the baby my friends had last night. I'm grateful that he was delivered healthy and I'm happy to hear about the news from them directly.
  • I'm really grateful that I'm not homeless or on the street. The homeless in my area really stand out, and I know it'd really suck to spend my evening curled up next to a building.
  • I'm thankful that I get to have fun with people both at my job and otherwise. Enjoying the people I'm with throughout the day make time spent working feel like a breeze.

  • I met eyes with a few people during my run today. When I did, some gave me a smile and a nod. It feels good to connect with strangers in this small, seemingly insignificant way.
  • I'm grateful for a really good Dance It Out class tonight. It can be hit or miss with teachers you haven't had before, and this one was good.
  • I'm thankful for my health and safety. I keep realizing how insignificant my problems really are, and on the whole, I'm one of the luckiest people alive.

  • I'm grateful for the people today who took time out of their schedule to spend with me. It could be a quick conversation or a full-on meal; I'm lucky to have them around.
  • I'm thankful for the quiet, safe place that I live. Not so far away are people living on the street, and I'm fortunate to have what I do.

  • I'm grateful for my friends. I'm so lucky that I get to spend dinner with them and relax with them on a weekday.
  • I'm thankful for the ability to control what I do with my life. It's too easy to forget how fragile my grasp on my own life really is. I didn't choose most things, but I do choose to take advantage of the opportunities I've been given, whether they're greater or less than that of my neighbors'.

  • I'm thankful for my ability to take life in-stride. I've epxerienced a lot of change with a recent move for a job, and even with so many variables around me, the experience has been far from overwhelming. I'm lucky that I can take it that way.
  • I'm grateful for my friends putting me up for a week while I looked for a place to live. They're incredible hosts and it was almost sad when I found a place. I'm so fortunate to have friends like that.
  • I'm thankful for the countless other people in my life that I didn't choose but am so lucky to spend time with. I'm floored with how many good things I have in my life. It almost doesn't seem fair.