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A little while ago, I started this initiative called "Ten Things I Am Grateful For". Ever since, I noticed it has been picked up by quite a few people, and that really warms my heart. It's amazing to see people in our wonderful community get together and share the things they are grateful for, each in their own unique way, with their own unique things to be grateful for. 

Because I am feeling grateful that so many people are sharing their gratitude, I wanted to collect all the grateful journals I have seen pop up so far and share them with you, and maybe inspire you to write one of your own as well, if you haven't yet. Heart 

Here's mine: 10 Things I Am Grateful For

Below are the contributions of the following people: LadyLincoln, Endorell-Taelos, Queen-Kitty, SinistrosePhosphate, craftsbyblue, JericaWinters, ugnip, LualaDy, Amarantheans, IceSkatingCatPassion, PokeTitan, mrcrozier, LadySionis, Batsceba, ZoriaIsis, tmkahz, SAMDR01D  

 

Ten Things I Am Grateful ForYou may have seen these wonderful journal challenges floating about DeviantART. I wanted to thank the sweet Yuukon for starting this, and giving the community the inspiration to continue on with this tradition. It gives us an excuse to spread more positivity and serve as a reminder of what makes this website home for so many, including me. So, let's take a moment or two to pay it forward.
Power of Positivity: Ten DeviantART Blessings
The Loving Pulse of It All:



:heart: The Community
At the core of this place for me is community. Though I circulate primarily within the Literature Community, I have branched out in recent years and have come to appreciate so many more aspects this wonderful website and its deviants have to offer.  I would not be the same without it, and I have been so excited to see it continue to grow over the years.
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This goes without saying fo
  10 Things I Am Grateful For Because I was tagged by Yuukon but haven't got around to doing a journal until now and because I pretty much said ditto to hers. :shifty:
In no particular order the 10 things I am grateful for on DeviantArt are:
The Community
It probably goes without saying that the community is one of my main reasons why I keep coming back. DeviantArt wouldn't be around if it wasn't for the community. I love the community, people in it are generally kind and supportive and very willing to lend a hand in whatever you might need, whether it would be just a chat, some advice and critique on artworks or running a project or contest together.
The Friends I made

I made many friends on DeviantArt! Some through commissions and others through similar interests such as my novel project and artworks in general. Some of the friendships I have made are
  15 Under 15 Feature 112Yuukon tagged me in her journal to talk about 10 things I'm grateful for. I've heard that it's great practice to write down 3 things each day that you're grateful for and to be honest, it's something I have tried to do as a practice and failed at several times :giggle:  Feel free to skip right through this and go onto the actual feature, if you have no interest in this :giggle:
But here are my choices! 
1) I'm very thankful to have photography/art in my life. It would be so dull to live without creativity and extremely frustrating to live without a creative release. It has opened up my life in so many ways and helped me to meet so many beautiful people that I likely would have never met otherwise. I am so thankful that some of these people I can even call friends, I don't feel like I'm a super cool person, but if the coolness of my friends is any reflection on me, then I must be doing pretty well. 
2) I'm very thankful for family who supports me and loves me uncondition
  Ten things I am grateful for...I've been tagged again! 
This time, by Yuukon and Amarantheans to do something slightly different: 10 Things I Am Grateful For / 10 Things I am Grateful For I really like that concept and hey, there are a lot of things to be grateful for on DA. You can complain about it all you want, but there are definitely something special within this community that you really can't get anywhere else. And we are going to go through them all. I dare say, some of them might even surprise you. 
So, let's do our best "Top 10 count-down" impression and get to counting! :XD:
1. The Community
I still remember when I first showed up on DA, all these years ago. For someone who has never had a lot of confidence (or conviction) in his handiwork, the reception from the com
  10 Things I'm Grateful ForI was inspired by SinistrosePhosphate, who wrote a beautiful list of things that he's grateful for on DA (Ten things I am grateful for...), to write a list of my own. Since I agree with pretty much everything he said, I tried to come up with as many different points as possible ;).
In no particular order, here are ten things that I'm grateful for on DA:
10. Daily Deviations
The wonderful thing about Daily Deviations is that an artist doesn't need to have hundreds or thousands or watchers to get featured on the front page. And with DDs, one can help bring undiscovered talent and artists who want to make a living off their works to the community's attention, potentially helping them widen their customer base. It's one of the many wonderful features that I think sets DA apart from a lot of other art and social media sites, and it's why I truly appreciate DDs and the wonderful CVs who work tirelessly to feature
  10 things I am grateful forThis journal idea started with :iconyuukon:
The idea is to promote positivity. Feel free to post your own 10 things in your journal if you have some free time. It's a great, feel-good idea!
1. I'm grateful for all the favs and watches that I've gotten since returning to DA. As many of you know, I tried using blogger for four years but that site was dead quiet. Hardly anyone commented on my work (and there are no likes or favs there). It doesn't take too much to make me happy so I'm thrilled to have my various artworks faved over 6,300 times since returning. Also, I think that seeing the work of others makes me want to make the best artwork I can (I get competitive) and so my more recent work has improved. The last few images that I made for blogger were very lack-luster.
2. It's wonderful to get so many comments on my work so I'm grateful for the interaction and community. I didn't realize how lonely I was on Blogger until I came back here.
3. I'm grateful for mode
  10 Things to be grateful forNever wrote a journal before, 
but as I got tagged by the wonderful Yuukon , I take this as an oppurtunity to write my first entry. :eager:
The idea she had was to share 10 things which we are grateful for,
to point out more positivity and counteract all the negativity we experience lately.
That I consider as a really great idea,
so here is my list. 
Some points are really really basic and more general, something that each and every one of us can be grateful for,
but it contains also some more personal thoughts.
1. Love 
One of the most basic needs in life.
Whether there is your significant other or your family who is always there for you,
every human being needs to be loved and to have someone to give love to.
So why not be grateful that we have those persons in our life?
I think to be able to give and receive love is one of the gratest gifts in life.
I am so glad to have that special someone, I don't think I could live without. :heart:
We should all be grateful
  10 Things I am Grateful forTagged by Amarantheans , issued by Yuukon
1. MisterTryster 
Because without him I would be here, doing what I do, heck I don't even know if I would even be alive. Because he's the best man, husband, friend, cook, manager, housekeeper, cookie maker, artist, gaming partner, adventure man, thrifting partner, supporter, goofball, awakened and openminded person. He just means the world to me, and it's not just love, he actually did so much to keep me alive, it's unbelievable. And honestly, I cannot imagine a world without him, I honestly don't know if I would have the strenght to deal with it.
2. MegapixelMasterpiece 
Because something called a best friend exists, and yes, they do grow on DA. Because I don't believe we met by accident! I had very good experiences on DA, on League, on Facebook, in life, but none that had been this solid and lasting in time! Because distance isn't something that will distance such a good relationship. Becau
  10 Things I am Grateful For   

Yuukon has issued a challenge. So in keeping with her positivity! As stated by Yuukon: Lately, we have dealt with some negativity here on DA. If you know me, you know I am not a big fan of that. So, to counteract that, I want to share 10 things I am grateful for right here on DA! Positivity boost, here we go!
Deviants: Without deviants, there would be no DA! I love them all. Sometimes we get it in our head that there are "bad" deviants out there, but in actuality, they are mostly misunderstood. I am sure there are some playing the role of a "bad" deviant, but we just need to see past our opinions and think of what they are going through.
 Volunteers: There are more than just CVs keeping this place running, and many of them are hiding in plain site. These people don't always have the Seniority  or Volunteer 
  The Grateful Journal    The idea of this journal came from JericaWinters but she got it from Yuukon
List ten (10) things you are grateful for. 
    Bullet Blue The purpose is to bring positivity to a reader.
Ten Pieces of my Gratefulness:
    Bullet Blue The ability to form sentences in two languages. This has helped me to make more online friends, since English is such a dominant language.
    Bullet Blue The friends that I do have. They mean everything to me; without them, I wouldn't have been shaped to who I am today, online and in person.
    Bullet Blue My boyfriend. Even if the current one and I don't work, any boyfriend I have will be something that I am grateful for. The guy is my family and love him with all that I
  10 Things FeatureInspired by :iconYuukon:

10 Of my favorite things, things I'm thankful for, shown with a feature...
1.
The glow of fireworks, and a beautiful city at night...

2: A calm, foggy Autumn day...

3: A cold winter landscape...

4. The Cherry Blossoms of Spring...

5: The Holidays that are coming...


6: A glass of red wine...

7: Chocolate and fruit...

8: The mysterious stare of a cat...

9: The wonder of the universe above...

10: The embrace of the one you love the most...
Commission: Sweethearts by JA-punkster
  10 Things I Am Grateful ForHere we are in uncharted Journal entry territory!
 
This was suggested by the wonderful Yuukon!
 
And after last night and the here lately, I need this. Maybe someone else does too.
 
Note: These may or may not be in order.
 
1.) I am grateful for having a friend who I can call Papa, who is always there for me, always listening, and always loves it when I talk to Him, no matter what I do, or where I go, or what I say, even when it doesn’t always feel like He is near.
 
2.) I am grateful that my laptop battery hasn’t completely died yet, that the system itself is still going well for a 4 year old computer, and that the charger cord isn’t cracking yet.
 
3.) I am grateful for all my backyard friends, the cottontails and the birds, possums and raccoons that feel safe enough to call it home and trust me enough to visit with me.
 
4.) I am grateful for all the horses out at the farm where I used to ride. Visiting them every week
10 Things I'm Grateful For...
Thanks to my wonderful beloved friend SinistrosePhosphate, I've figured it's about time to calm things down and finally talk about all the things and people Deviantart has made me grateful for. Yeah I know I've been seen and heard ranting about DA's problems, but the truth is, I'm always happy I know I can come here and just be me when I need to geek out. So, without further ado, I want to share with you all what I love about DA and you.
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5 Things I Am Grateful For
I was tagged by Yuukon to expose 10 good things I'm on about Deviantart:
the first is that here I met friends with whom I'm building some
  10 Things I'm Grateful ForAlright Yuukon, you got me (not that it was a hard sell, haha) Here I'm going to write 10 things I'm grateful for, unless I get carried away and write more. I would love to hear what you guys are grateful for too if anybody else reads this one.
1. My job. 
    I work at a restaurant and sometimes I get fed up with it--customer service can be pretty difficult sometimes. Most people though, are really sweet and patient and generous. They trust me to listen to their allergies and make sure that they don't die during their meal, they tell me about their day, and they come to me and my coworkers to celebrate the best moments in their life (like birthdays, or to eat before homecoming), and that's pretty cool. Sometimes they come to us to take care of them when things aren't great, too, and even though I'm an empath and sometimes I have a hard time not taking their pain home with me, I get a different look at a lot of people's humanity. A lot of servers and people in customer
  10 Things I'm Grateful ForHello all,
As a challenge of Yuukon I'm sharing the things I'm grateful of, mainly of dA related stuff but many others may come.
1- Diversity
dA is such a diverse place, you can find in here any kind of art you like. so many different artists that look distinctively at the world. I really enjoy being able to find so much quality and diverse work from around the world.
2 - dA Friendly atmosphere
maybe because most of people in here just want to share their art and their vision of the world, and are looking for true honest feedback in order to evolve, the comments section is respectful and positive. Through the years I had chance to discuss and learn and get inspired by other people from the community.
3 - Forum
though it might have had better times with more discussions and so on, I think the forum fits this type of community. It has its challenges to overcome, but the fact that it is still there and we as a community can start enriching discussions there for multiple purposes is a ben

Things I Am Grateful For on DAI guess I was tagged by Yuukon to write this lol :D
I'm not exactly great at writing down my own emotions into words, so please understand
So, I haven't been on here a year yet, but I've already seen some amazing things around here. The creativity and the general atmosphere.
I was very nervous when I first joined up, and afraid of how people would see my artwork and writing. So here's a little thing I wrote of what I am grateful for :)
DA itself:
I don't exactly know the work that goes into this website, but I am so grateful to the people who created/run it. This site is very easy to work with and offers an extensive amount of pretty much anything to help aspiring artists.
And then there's you guys :)
As mentioned, I often have a hard time with my artwork. Be it in fear of ridicule or shattering any hope I have of being an artist. I honestly didn't know if I'd make it this far on DA
But you've all been so kind and patient, and it means so much. You guys are truly why I'm still here on


Everyone can join in on this! You don't need to be tagged! I am inviting everyone who reads this to write their own journal and share the positivity. :heart:
Did I miss yours? Or are you going to write one? Please comment below :heart:


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A little while ago, I started this initiative called "Ten Things I Am Grateful For". Ever since, I noticed it has been picked up by quite a few people, and that really warms my heart. It's amazing to see people in our wonderful community get together and share the things they are grateful for, each in their own unique way, with their own unique things to be grateful for. 

Last Update: October 15th, 2018
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:iconcraftsbyblue:
craftsbyblue Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for starting this project and inspiring all these wonderful journals :thanks:!
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NerdyBiscuits105 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
I follow the principle of gratitude  sooooo excited to find a fellow bean hello Yuu friend! *cuddles you*
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SAMDR01D Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! So many people you've inspired! It's amazing!
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Amarantheans Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
:huggle: I am thankful for you :D
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Yuukon Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Photographer
Awww sweetie :heart:
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Amarantheans Featured By Owner 1 day ago
:heart:
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018   Photographer
:heart:
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018   Photographer
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Akelamoonstone Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
Looks fabulous dear <3 I look forward to reading them all
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018   Photographer
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Will you write one too? 
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tmkahz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
Congratulations on sharing the good vibes! Positivism, we need to "fight" for it :)
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018   Photographer
Thank you! It would be great to see one from you as well! :love:
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tmkahz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
I promise I will try. :) Opening Sta.sh to put on some ideas :)
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018   Photographer
That's awesome! I look forward to seeing it! :la:
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much for including my article!
And most importantly, thank you so very much for tagging me to do this! :love:
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018   Photographer
And thank you for doing it and inviting others to do so too! :heart:
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No problems! :) 
We can all use a little gratitude in our daily lives. :love:
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ZoriaIsis Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018   Photographer
Yaaay! I will add you to the journal :heart: 
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ZoriaIsis Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yayyy! Thank you :)
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candlesandstars Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
I will going to write it..
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018   Photographer
I look forward to seeing it!
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mrcrozier Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thank you so much for the feature was not expecting this :D

But especially thank you for the initial project, I really needed it and I think other folks do too :)

Here's hoping more folks take up the prompt!
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018   Photographer
A big thank you to you as well for taking part in this! It's been so great reading all the journals, and yours was no exception to that! Heart
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LadySionis Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
My dearest Yuukon, thank you so much for the feature and shout out!:tighthug: You started something wonderful and truly inspiring and I hope it continues to spread!
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018   Photographer
Thank you for taking part in this Heart I was pleased to see your journal!
I hope it will keep on spreading as well.
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LadySionis Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You're more than welcome for the journal and it was an honor to share and write!
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Yuukon Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Photographer
:heart:
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ugnip Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018   Photographer
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ZoriaIsis Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a great project!

Many artists are empaths, and many empaths are more prone to depression, so one project I started on my old account was "things that make my life worth living". It was something that was intended to be written by an individual in a better time frame so that whenever depression got worse for them they had a list to look back on and remind them of the good things they may be struggling to remember in that moment. 
A similar vein to yours. Applause to you for sharing positivity!!!
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018   Photographer
I'm glad you enjoy the project! I really hope you will write one too! :heart:
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ZoriaIsis Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I did!
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018   Photographer
:heart:
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018   General Artist
I agree with what SAMDR01D said. :aww: Also thank you for showcasing my journal too.
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018   Photographer
:heart:
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SAMDR01D Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's nice to see that DA isn't just a place to spam your artwork. It's a community for people to share their worlds with people willing to look inside
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018   Photographer
I hope to see one from you as well at some point! :heart:
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SAMDR01D Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I might write one too :D
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ZoriaIsis Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It 100% is, I'm always glad when people get to find that out.
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