Welcome to the Gratitude Project, our practice of noticing and actively valuing the good things that happen in our lives. Featured every Sunday, we'll all be listing at least 3 things, in detail, that we're grateful for from this past week. I'll keep the link open throughout the week on the Editor's Picks box, so you can post on the weekdays, too.
For more details about the research on health, increased happiness and gratitude, please read the post in which I previewed this feature. Lots of good stuff there.
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I'm grateful for all the people in casual carpool this week who were so curious and open and warm. When strangers are so decent with each other, it makes me feel much more connected, and more hopeful about things in general.
I'm grateful to my friend R. for being so patient and giving this week. I've been overbusy and not looking in on people like I usually do. Instead, she's looked after me, without requiring anything in return. It just felt very nurturing and calming.
I'm grateful to T. for all the ways in the past 2 weeks that he showed how much he esteems and values me, going out of his way to root for me. It felt like having my very own unsolicited fan club, and it made me want to cry from happiness and wonder.