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I Am Grateful For What I Do Have

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    What I Know.

    Passed the brainwashing. Passed my Indifferences. Passed the inner image struggles. Passed the hurt. Passed is just that, the past. The thoughts and comments of that time still linger in my mind from time to time. Yes that's true. Do they bring me down and hurt me? No, not...
    Fateovafatgirl Fateovafatgirl 22-25, F Jan 24, 2013

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    Just Thought About It

    I have no illnesses. It's enough to be grateful for.. really. I have a family. Parents who are alive. Brothers and sisters. Older and younger. I just have to ask and my hunger can be satisfied. I have a working brain.. at least I'm normal, if not a genius. I usually get the best...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M Dec 19, 2012

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    At age six, her laughter is filled with a

    joyous glee. She yells "mommy mommy, look at me!" At seven, she starts to hear a rumble, Little does she know, her world will soon crumble. She always felt like she was her mothers delight. But her mother started to pay more attention to her boyfriend which gave the girl...
    PrincessoftheLotd PrincessoftheLotd 22-25, F May 3

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    Yep

    I complain sometimes but at the end of the day I am grateful for My blessings.
    CreativeClassy CreativeClassy 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    Grateful... Even When I Want More

    I am happy to be alive and well and believe that I have a chance. I am happy to have two cozy homes to live in, family with whom I feel at ease and can share things, food, and drink. I am happy that a have a precious, wonderful man in my life, who is my best friend and whom I...
    naranja naranja 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    Health .....

    Happiness, family and friends ......   And the sense to realise that is all one requires ....
    salar1 salar1 51-55, M 7 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    Lost

    I am thankful and grateful for everything in my life. And I am truly blessed not only for what I have, but for what I have lost. As a child I lost my grandfather to cancer. He was the only solid ground I had growing up as my family was in chaos around us. We were all...
    hazeldreams hazeldreams 22-25, F Apr 15, 2010

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    I...

    am grateful I still have a chance.
    Kireina Kireina 31-35, F May 7, 2013

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    Very Blessed

    Everybody in my immediate family is alive and we enjoy each other's company. I am very close to all of them: mom, sister and dad. I have 2 cats that are finally getting along! I am employed in the best profession for my personality. Despite a health scare, I am...
    jacqdn jacqdn 31-35, F Jun 23, 2009

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    I Am Thankful For Even the Smallest Things I Have

    I am thankfull for  everything I  have or  anything that makes me  smile.I dont look at what I dont have or  cant do instead I  thank  god for the things I  do have and  can do.Im thankful for my family,my friends even though they ...
    powerranger powerranger 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2009

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    I don't have much, but I'm grateful

    for it. I think I'd be a very boring millionaire cause I'd live the same way I'm living now. Yeah right, lol. God knows what I'd do LOL
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Don't Need Much

    Not that long ago, all of my worldly possessions fit in a bag and a purse.  I learned real quick how little material things actually matter. And now that I'm in a better situation, I am grateful for every little thing.  From a place to store my stuff to my umbrella to a...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Sep 14, 2011

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    More Days Than Not...............

    Now... lol. Before, in fact not that long ago, all I could see was the stuff that was missing.... I'm getting better at seeing the good in everything. My family is healthy I am happier then I've ever been I am healthier then ever. I love myself & have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 14, 2009

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    Grabbing Opportunities

    I don't believe in coincidence. Not that it doesn't exist, I just don't want it to be. If I don't believe in it, I know I will work better with every opportunity I get. And I also am grateful for everything I have, and try to use everything to its fullest. I also show...
    XVII XVII 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    I Learned To Be Satisfied

    Depression has a way of making everything in life look bad but that is not the true case. I am not rich by far but compaired to many in today's economy I have much to be grateful for. I have a roof over my head that has heat for the cold winter, I have plenty of cloth s to wear...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M Jan 8, 2011

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    Optimistically Optimistic

    I am so very thankful for my life and everyone in it.
    babyphat22000 babyphat22000 31-35, F Sep 28, 2013

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    Grateful ,

    I just wanna be grateful for all I have now . When it's still with me . Tho it's not enough - at least I have something to call 'MINE' . So it's okay to have something that's not precious in other's eyes. Because it's not the price , the size matters. It's how much you...
    chanceux chanceux 16-17 Feb 15, 2013

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    Count Your Blessings

    Over the past few days, I have been in deep anxiety over my decision to move back to my home country after living abroad for 6 year and a half. I realised how much I missed the little and not so little things about my adopted country and was worrying about starting from scratch...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2012

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    I love my children so much

    that I try to enjoy every second with them. I couldn't stand the thought of losing them. They are all I have and want in life. They mean everything to me!
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Happy Smiles Today

    1. I am greatful for a healthy and happy son. 2. I am greatful for great family that we all love each other as families should. 3. I am greatful to breathe each day to enjoy the next. 4. I am greatful that that I can be greatful for each day. After not sleeping because ex was...
    sasha0309 sasha0309 36-40, F May 1, 2013

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    Little Happy Things

    - Work might not be fulfilling, but as I posted in my blog, it has fun elements, and people are friendly. - Today, I received Season 1 & 2 of the Walking Dead that I ordered online using gifts vouchers people had given me before I left the UK. Yay! I can have a TWD marathon...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    For My Parents

    My hub and I were talking before and he said; your parents are real nice, you should be grateful!  I am!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F May 20, 2012

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    Forg3tful

    Sometimes we forget... I speak for myself, on some day's i wake up and forget to be greatful, I have a roof over my head and all the things i need to get me through the day. I wish we could all be so blessed. I know for a fact I live above average, and the things i buy on a...
    believetheword believetheword 22-25, M Sep 5, 2012

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    Very Grateful.

    I don't have much, but I am very, very, very, very grateful for what I do have.
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2010

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    Gratitude Is Indeed the Best Attitude

    I firmly believe that at the end of the day, life is about these three things - attitude, gratitude and fortitude. Rest is just fluff. I am amazed at how much the quality of my life has improved since I have practicing giving thanks. Gratitude has truly made me a happier person...
    wordsncolors wordsncolors 41-45, F Mar 1, 2013

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    The Three Greatest Wastes Of Time And Energy Are...

    Fear of the future Regret for the past Grief for the irretrievable You must never spend your time on these three things.  If you do, you will never feel good enough, think you have enough, believe you are tough enough, want to succeed enough, or live...
    Pendark Pendark 36-40, M Oct 17, 2010

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    Some people here dwell on scars,

    and wounds, and pasts, and all that DRAMA. I only focus on the good things because I have to be a good sight to see and shoulder to lean on rather than some messed up drama queen or drama king who likes dwelling on bitter pasts, slitting wrists, and bawling over things that I...
    Alphie5 Alphie5 18-21, M 1 Response May 30

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    I'm so thankful for everything I have.

    I try and remember what I have everyday. I need to be appreciative because it's possible to go without.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Jul 17

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    I Send Peace To The World!

    May your days be filled with sunshine, laughter, smiles and joy.. may your nights be filled with heavenly blessing when you close your eyes! May your sorrows be filled with happiness success and contentment.. may your dreams come true before your eyes! i send vibes of peace to...
    peachfuzz68 peachfuzz68 41-45, F Mar 2, 2012

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    When I was in 3rd grade my parents got divorced

    it wasn't your average divorce it was a very violent divorce I'm not going to go in to debatable what happened but I hope no one goes through what I have gon through its tragic and I fortunate that parents have to split up and I hope if you have a pair of good parents they don...
    SummersFury SummersFury 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    And Dont You Scum Bag Mongrels Forget It!!!!

    I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN GRATEFUL FOR WANT I HAVE. AND I RESENT PEOPLE IMPLYING OTHERWISE!!!
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F Jan 27, 2013

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    At Dee's Request

    I am grateful for the following things:  - My family: even though we have our skeletons in the cupboards like any other, there is love in our midst, and we stick together in tough times. - My mother, who is amazingly loving, compassionate, and generous. If I can love people, I...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2011

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    I Am Realy I Am.

    When my parents found out about the cutting they told me I  was ungratefull and didn't understand what I had. I do understand how blessed I am. For my health and everything I have. I really care about it all. Everything I have means soo much to me!! I guess I just needed...
    PixiiHead PixiiHead 18-21, F Aug 18, 2009

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    Perfectly Fine

    I may not be able to get a job or have any real friends and I am spend the rest of my day behind a computer but I don't care....you can have your jobs and lives and I can have the things I like. Trying to tell me overwise is not a good idea...as I am perfectly fine the way I am...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Apr 23, 2013

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    So Grateful !

    I am pretty low maintenance really; give me my coffee and cigarettes, some music to listen to and a good book to read and I'd be happy.... Suffice to say that being blessed with another child, a daughter called Hope, when that was a definite no-no, due to medical conditions...
    SamanthaTheStreetwalker SamanthaTheStreetwalker 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    Am Grateful For What I Do Have

    Being Thanksgiving Day, I've been reflecting. I am actually grateful for quite alot in my life. Of course, for my health and well being. My awareness and intelligence. My talents and skills. And in an area I usually do not focus on very much because of the amount of lack in this...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2008

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    I'm Grateful

    I'm grateful,The things I have,Fascinates me,Possibilities,Unlimited,I'm really thankful.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 May 4, 2012

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    Grateful

    I don't have everything that I want in this life but for the majority of what I have, I am grateful!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F May 1, 2011

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    I am grateful for: My grandmother My home My

    clothes The ability to see The ability to hear great music Having enough money to buy things things I need Having food when I'm hungry Running water A bed A healthy body The ability to breathe fresh air Internet access
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Dec 29, 2013

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    Grateful...

    I have decided to make a list of all the things I am thankful for... I will add on to it as I think of more things! 1. Jesus' work of salvation on the cross for me (I'm a Christian) 2. God's love, presence and support in my life 3. My mother, who is a wonderful woman and...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2009

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    I am literally just going through the motions.

    I no longer feel the need to take hold of the reigns and charge forward. From anyone else's point of view, my life is great. I live in a great neighborhood in an awesome city. I have a career. I'm back in school. I come from a huge close-knit family. But the reality is far...
    DeeVino DeeVino 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2013

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    Since This Is All That I Have...it Should Be Enough

    I always wish to have more, when I get something I wanted a lot, I feel good then I wish for something else.it has to do with the human beings nature .But I am really greatful because I have a lot of things that maybe a lot of other ones don't.;I am healthy, I have a nice family...
    holysoul holysoul 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    It has been a long time since i posted anything on EP. It's been too long. Much of what i have written is about the challenges i have faced or face. Not meaning to i did more...
    Kimberlyannofgeorgia Kimberlyannofgeorgia 51-55, T 5 Responses Jul 26

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    8th August 2014. The reason I put date here is this is what my current thought could come up at this point, it may change so it gives me opportunity to revisit what I'm grateful...
    cancerian24 cancerian24 22-25, M Aug 6

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    As the title above says I so love this site and I'm grateful for it. I have met so many people it's amazing and it's not just for that. For the longest time I felt something in me...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F Aug 6

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    Today at this moment, I am grateful for: 1) Xuan!! 2) Fireball because it tastes so fun and reminds me of my buddies 3) Quiet time; peace (some duration during each day; and soon I...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    These are the 10 things I am grateful for: 1. God 2. Jesus 3. Whitney Houston 4. Nia (doll I've had since I was 7) 5. A second chance at life from God and my angel 6. The knowledge...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I am grateful that I have found this site. Before joining this site, I was heartbroken and very lost. So I decided to find an online forum where I can talk to people who been...
    minyue minyue 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I hate fighting never been in a fight but I will fight for what I love. I plan to join the Marine Corps and I love my family that's in the Middle East and if I have to join the...
    superabe11 superabe11 16-17, M Jul 23

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    I reckon the first one would be the ability to spell grateful ;)
    chizzleswizzle chizzleswizzle 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I feel everyone has a feminine and masculine side to them. I feel it's not half n half or anything like that. I just think we all have both of them in us. I feel much more female...
    dev1978 dev1978 36-40, T 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I never realized how many experiences or memories I had till I joined here and for that I am thankful :) It's also just a great place to vent ,ya know