I Am Grateful and Thankful

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    I am grateful for having a roof over my head

    and a warm home. My mother is my best friend and she takes such good care of me during my difficult time. I am so blessed. I live deep in the mountains. On a wonderful lake. I am in the wild where I am meant to be. It's time to be grateful and positive for a change. I want to be...
    LavenderDarling LavenderDarling
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015

    It feels so nice to be appreciated

    and loved, but it's also as much nice to be able to appreciate and love like this :) As I leaned back on the couch, listened to inspiring music, closed my eyes and slightly bobbed my head to the tune, I've realized that i'm slowly forming a smile on my face. I'm glad that I...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    Dec 21, 2015

    To God most for blessing me through the people

    around me who are so loving and caring. But now am seriously looking for a soulmate to share my life with.. Happy Thanksgiving everyone .
    keshmax keshmax
    31-35, F
    Nov 26, 2015

    As long as God Rules your heart

    and as long as goodness resides in your soul, no sadness can ever harm you. Life will always beautiful. Good morning and God bless us all!
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    1 Response Jun 13, 2015

    For all the majestic,

    blissful, sublime ideas, animals, views and people of this world. Sometimes our minds focus on the things that have made us feel worthless or down, but in this moment, I just want to think of all the good, the peaceful, the awe of this expansive world. Sometimes I think how do...
    AutumnSeaMoon AutumnSeaMoon
    70+, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    I am very grateful for having a loving mother.

    She's always been in my corner when I needed her most. That's one chunk of my happiness The other chunk is from someone I'm talking to that makes me feel like I can conquer the world. If the person is reading this, they definitely know it's about them. They put a smile on my...
    CptColorado117 CptColorado117
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 3

    I am grateful for all of the people in my life

    that make things just a bit easier to go through each day. I am thankful for God for allowing me to open my eyes every morning and wake up to live another day.
    lizzie9787 lizzie9787
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015

    I once lived, many years ago now,

    homeless on the streets, following a severe bout of mental health issues (anxiety disorders, manic depression and intense paranoia), which cost me first my job, then my relationship and eventually, as I deteriorated further, the roof over my head. For a long time I lived...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    Thank you for coming into my life Thank you

    for being there by my side Thank you for being there every step of the way Thank you for being there for me everyday Thank you for putting up with me till I come around Thank you for being there through my ups and downs Thank you for always putting me first Thank you for...
    svetlanadavina svetlanadavina
    Jun 23, 2015

    Today on Thanksgiving Day,

    and every day, I am thankful and blessed to have my boyfriend and his parents in my life. They are my family, and I don't know what I would do without any of them. Just goes to show that blood is never thicker than water.
    lizzie9787 lizzie9787
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2015

    for the light shines within.

    Clawing my way out and giving thanks to the universe for the signs of love and gratitude.
    kringle66 kringle66
    46-50, F
    Sep 29, 2015

    The secret to happiness--well,

    it (probably) doesn't exist . . . but I think if it did then being grateful and thankful, as this group says, is probably instrumental. I am grateful for the birds in the morning and for the constellation Taurus at night (which I don't even like that much). I do my absolute best...
    WanderingCuriosities WanderingCuriosities
    18-21, F
    Jan 31
    faerieoglen faerieoglen
    36-40, F
    Nov 26, 2015

    Though, it feels annoying to have four older

    brothers around, especially during times when you want to be totally alone for a month or a year, I am still grateful and completely in debt to them. I owe them almost everything that I have now. I have parents, however, they played exactly the same role to me. They make me feel...
    itshardtobeme itshardtobeme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    My 86 year old mother has been hearing impaired

    for most of her adult life and completely deaf for the past two years... She was given an opportunity to receive a cochlear implant and despite many risks she chose to undergo the surgery... After a two year wait she had the surgery six weeks ago and today her implant was...
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 24, 2015

    My little sister was diagnosed with depression

    when she was 4, and only started to overcome it at about 15. It was real depression though... Not that attention seeking "teenage" kind of depression. She didn't ever express it on a Facebook status or anything like that, unlike people these days. I can't say why she had it for...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    Mar 3

    for every new day and new step in the right

    direction. For the divine carpet thats being rolled out in front of every step. For the becomming. For the subsiding fear and loud entrance of calm. For now. For I.
    monty1212 monty1212
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2015

    was a good thing that you always have a backup

    to speak about your problems & find some people who can understand how yoh feel & reassure you about it & also to make you feel better.. so your life would become easier. . sad to know it's the last week for experience project.. sad that i won't have this backup in my life...
    TurningPage2013 TurningPage2013
    26-30, F
    Apr 15

    I'm quite unknown in school.

    This does not bother me- and it shouldn't bother you if you think your in the same position. -I have my friends- yes they Are the "losers" but I have the best fun with them. - I have a family who gets me through every day. -I'm happy. So I don't care if you don't know my name...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    Feb 11

    I am grateful for today

    and the opportunity to positively influence my world.
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    Mar 6

    Thankful for falling down

    and picking myself back up and showing the world that no losers live here.
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    Apr 4, 2015

    I'm grateful for the opportunity to be able to

    make my life richer and more fulfilling today & everyday .
    Ashishishe Ashishishe
    70+, M
    Dec 1, 2015

    For those that stay in my corner.

    There aren't very many of you but for those who are. I care about you with everything I have.
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2015

    I am still breathing.

    Why shouldn't I be thankful?
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 4

    I Found So Much Joy In My World Today .... ;-)

    Today was one of those "easy" days theat couldn't have gone any better. From start to nearing it's end, today made me stop and notice it's perfection. So I'll share my joy with you: The Wonders Of Today ( in no particular order on the Thanks.o. Meter ) 1...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Oct 16, 2012

    I've been on and off this site

    for 2 years. I've met some great people. I've been able to share my heartbreaks and my joys. I've met two really awesome people that I am still friends with. I hate to see this site go. Thank you Me Too.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 24

    I'm very grateful to God

    for all the things in life, starting from the family, friends, enemies, relationships, including all material comforts. We always tend to look at the things which we don't have and forget to be thankful for those which already been gifted with. There are millions of people who...
    Naked1Truth Naked1Truth
    31-35, M
    Dec 12, 2015

    God answered my prayers!

    I am cancer free. no more nasty pills or cream to apply! Haters you can just leave this post alone. God is great God is good!
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    1 Response Jun 14, 2015

    To every person who I've had the pleasure to

    meet on this site. I'm going through a pretty confusing thing right now. Without all of you I don't think I could have survived emotionally. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ❤️
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    2 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    That my dad is a year older today @ 55.

    It's been a long and challenging journey, it hasn't always been easy. He's not the best father in the world, still grumpy and sometimes or should i say most times negative. Though he has been sick for over 3 days i'm glad and thankful to God that he's getting better. Today was...
    4everoptie 4everoptie
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    Wrapping all these presents,

    I always think about how lucky I am in this respect. About all the children that aren't as blessed, and how I would love to give it to them, but I can't. I hope everyone that is having a very blessed Christmas takes the time to think about how lucky they are. MERRY CHRISTMAS...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

    i am thankful for hopelovegod like i said

    before he is one of godsmost beautiful creations its like he took the hart of a teddy bear dove and a petal of a rose and put it together i met him today i havent nown him for long nut hes gone thru so much and is always there to ive a kind word or a warm hug we all are...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 26, 2015

    Be Thankful

    Be thankful you don't have everything you desire, if you did, what would there be to look foward to? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you an opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times, during those times you will grow. Be thankful...
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO
    15 Responses May 23, 2010

    Today. The time spent debating with my mom

    about directions. The time with my son, who stayed at home sick with a virus-had extra time to nurture & express my love for him. My ex, who still loves me, & is the best father he can be, & supports me despite everything. So grateful for our friendship. My health. My...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    I am a recovering alcoholic.

    it took me many years an 3 ouis to sober up. I am finally happy with where my life is heading. I've been sober for over a year almost 16 months now. I enjoy helping others that are struggling with this disease.
    ambi1031 ambi1031
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 29

    I've been depressed many times before,

    and a substitute teacher helped me at my worse. This week has been tough for me. Today I saw him and became instantly happy and felt a light happy feeling in my stomach. I was reminded that I can make it.
    Mel3210 Mel3210
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 8

    I am grateful and thankful

    for friendship. Those that take the time, who ask, and make an extra effort.
    rehabparty23 rehabparty23
    31-35, M
    Jan 9

    It is the common, everyday blessings of our

    common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness -- just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives...
    binalyn1 binalyn1
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 8

    I am starting a project called The Thankful

    Life project My New Years resolution is to be more thankful so here's to YOU!!! Thank you for being you!, thank you for being here, alive. To all those who feel depressed, I know how it is but I want you to know YOU are worth it, and I'm thankful you have made it this far...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 7

    Ever been in one of those moments

    where you think to yourself "if I died right now.. I'd be happy." I love those moments, those are the moments that keep me going day by day, they are the moments that l think about when I'm about to give up. The build me up, they have created me. They are what I have to show for...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 3

    Hey Everyone, this isn't my usual type of post,

    but its just to say a HUGE thank you, and here is why.. I came on the site just because i liked writing, so i started writing many experiences, and discovered it made me feel so much better, it changed my attitude towards life. AND THEN....I started getting feedback, likes...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    Oct 20, 2015

    Thankful for the beautiful moon,

    for the growing passion and love, for the everchanging, and ever growing beautiful mind, for the ever expanding universe, for the precise delieveries that come at the right time. For me, for my friends here on EP as well as outside of EP, for the always learning path.
    monty1212 monty1212
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    For having great friends

    that I can share so much fun with! F&E you are the best :)
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    Dec 1, 2015

    I am grateful and thankful

    for the presence of God.
    tina2002 tina2002
    46-50, F
    Sep 20, 2015

    My dear friend... Thank you

    for turning my frown upside down. Your words "Hw wasn't your soulmate. If he was your soulmate he would still be with you, he would have faught for you." This was exactly what my heart needed to hear to move on with my future. My heart is whole again. Thank you my dear for being...
    BlueRose601 BlueRose601
    31-35, F
    Jan 8
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