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.
Here's mine: 10 Things I Am Grateful For
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.
In no particular order the 10 things I am grateful for on DeviantArt are:
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 Feel free to skip right through this and go onto the actual feature, if you have no interest in this
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!
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 .<da:thumb id="762490787"/>
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 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.
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.
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.
We should all be grateful
10 Things I am Grateful forTagged by Nobody , issued by Nobody
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.
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.
The purpose is to bring positivity to a reader.
Ten Pieces of my Gratefulness:
The ability to form sentences in two languages. This has helped me to make more online friends, since English is such a dominant language.
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.
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...
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
Things I Am Grateful For on DAI guess I was tagged by Yuukon to write this lol
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
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
10 Things I am grateful forMy Daughter, growing curious and open-minded as she is.
I can breath Air to live, and it works even in my Sleep.
I am born in times of Peace, just like my Parents.
My Mother´s Fairytales and her Love for heartwarming, yet thoughtful Stories that she gently gave me as I was a Child.
Actually, another Mom Point: She also made me want to craft Things out of ordinary Objects, like Chestnuts.
All the Love I got in my Childhood, all the little Trips just a Day away that took us into wonderful Nature Sites or Ruined Castles.
The People dear to me, of course. Who knows what I would do without them? <3
There are still more Types of Animals and Plants on this Planet than Humans will destroy one Day.
This is Part of
by the wonderfully, inspiring Yuukon.
Ok, tbh, it is not yet Part of it, yet hopefully soon will be.
10 Things We Are Grateful ForNo place, and no person, is perfect. We all know people who think they are; but I think most of us can readily admit that perfection *can* be boring, so it's not perfect in the end after all.
Through my traineeship, I'm taking part in a "talent development course" and we're meant to discover our personal strengths. Because it's easier to build on something that's already there, than putting a lot of effort into developing something that's not present and might never be.
Personally (and I imagine a lot of people with me) I find it a lot easier to name a dozen negative things that I could or should work on, than to come up with one that's positive.
But when you regard something about you, or your situation, from a negative point of view, it doesn't necessarily mean you can't find something positive to counter it.
DA isn't a perfect place; we each have our gripes and wishes. But there are also a lot of good things that deserve as much attention as the negative especially since Eclip
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.
Did I miss yours? Or are you going to write one? Please comment below