I Am Grateful For What I Do Have

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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
    26-30, M
    Dec 19, 2012


    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

    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
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 14, 2009


    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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 30, 2014

    Its super easy for me to be in a state of

    depression. One bad thought could ruin my whole day if I let it. And boy have I let it in the past. Snowball effect. One bad thought leads to another, leads to another, and another. Drowning in negativity. But the mind is a powerful thing. So powerful, that as humans we are able...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings
    22-25, F
    Feb 29, 2016

    People are so ungrateful sometimes.

    Kids here complain so much about having to go to school. But there are children who would KILL to get the opportunity to go to school and learn. Kids are basically crying because they didn't get the new IPhone, or because they didn't get converse. There are children who...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 6, 2015

    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

    I will post everyday what I am grateful for.

    Today I am grateful for being able to workout today.I wasn't feeling at first,but I toughed it out and made it through!
    themrs78 themrs78
    36-40, F
    Feb 23, 2016
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    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
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 19, 2014

    Sometimes we forget what we do have

    because were always looking at what we don't have
    willowknight willowknight
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2014

    I'm grateful to be pregnant!

    There are woman out there who can't get pregnant and I feel real bad for them. But one day I hope they can get the privilege to hold a baby of their own :)
    loveylaura loveylaura
    31-35, F
    Sep 19, 2014

    I have talked about this on another post.

    ..but I AM grateful for what I DO have. I know that sometimes it doesn't seem like it, but I am. My family, my friends (I don't have many anymore), my apartment, my car, my health, being able to see, hear, taste, smell, walk, talk...grateful for everything that I have. So even...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    Sep 18, 2014

    It's amazing how poor I feel sometimes

    considering how rich I actually am compared to the 99%
    deleted deleted
    Oct 24, 2015

    Optimistically Optimistic

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

    There are so many people thriving on this

    planet with us lacking the basic ameneties of life ...and I as well as there are others having all the things required for a good life ...but the thing that constantly irritates me is that once I get a thing that i have longed to get for so long only makes me get another thing...
    tas5 tas5
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2016

    I think everyone should be thankful

    for what they have in life. Because I believe life is what you make it. I'm glad. I should look at what I have. Not what I don't have. So in order you can move on. Deal with your life and live life the fullest. Always learn, grow and glow
    Natureismagic Natureismagic
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2016

    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
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

    of all the shitry stuff That has gone on

    through my life . im still very grateful for everything I have the experiences that made me strong and be exactly who I am today . I feel I have a solid head on my shoulders ... at times I still have doubt .who doesnt? but there are so many who have it worse thats why I am...
    aliciastra aliciastra
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015
    Menonjay18 Menonjay18
    36-40, M
    Apr 12, 2015

    Money or No Money Having been sitting down

    for over 2 hours, I decided to hide myself in the conference room. For once, it was all silence. The only sound I could hear was the sound of the keyboard on my phone. I was on my way to lunch but realized that I needed a quiet moment to be with myself. I opened the "Today...
    cedicoin cedicoin
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2014

    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, 2014

    Coffee in the wee hours of the morning,

    while most are asleep and the quiet only broken by the sound of rain. I am grateful.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 7, 2015

    I don't want more than what I have.

    I'm very grateful and content with what I do have.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 24, 2016

    Coming from a very frugal,

    some may say poor upbringing, I now see the beauty of the experience. It shaped me into the person I am today. It was the best gift I could have ever received. Being Grateful. I am grateful that my eyes still open every morning! :)
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 4, 2015

    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
    Jul 17, 2014

    I am so very fortunate in

    so many ways. I count my blessings daily.
    LooksGoodSmellsGreat LooksGoodSmellsGreat
    51-55, M
    Jun 17, 2015

    I could complain about going to school,

    and how annoying it sometimes got. But then I remember the children who would love to go to school, but can't. The children who work in hard labour and have to grow up at an early age. Sometimes my mum and dad annoy me, but what about the children whose parents abuse them, or...
    EnigmaticExistence21 EnigmaticExistence21
    18-21, F
    Oct 30, 2015

    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!
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2014

    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

    I love my spouse no matter what.

    I know I complain on here and write about other men that I have feelings for, but I really do love my partner. I need to appreciate him and see the good, not hop into another relationship. If he ever saw this stuff I write here he would be heartbroken. But I'm just venting...
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout
    31-35, F
    Oct 8, 2014

    I have a job. I have my own room,

    even though it's small, but I have my own privacy and security in my place. I have steady income. I can see the world. I am not starving. I have friends and family and an awesome girlfriend. I cut short my hair as I wanted. I started my part time studies as I wanted. I am...
    bubblyeater bubblyeater
    18-21, F
    Sep 7, 2015

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

    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...
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Mar 2, 2010

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2013

    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


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