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I Am Grateful to Be Alive

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    Too Many 'second Chances'

    I'm certainly grateful to be healthy right now, even if I'm still not exactly 'normal'. To start, even as a baby I wasn't supposed to be real, seeing as I was born a month and a half prematurely and taken as my mothers fifth child at c-section. As for why I was born so...
    Nih Nih 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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    Alive

    Im very greatful to be alive I never thought I would get this old but Im still here but its a miracle and Im thankful to God that I am but I still have bad days that I pray for Him to take me home but guess Hes not ready for me so here I am LOL
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4 70+, F 13 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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    Hog's Breath Is Better Than No Breath

    Five years ago I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at age 47! My doctor told me "You should be dead!"  I responded "You should be competent, I guess we were both disappointed!" I knew what he meant but for some reason I had failed to die at the average age of 35 to 37. However...
    KaiserWilly KaiserWilly 51-55 Jan 24, 2012

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    Even though my life is in shambles I am

    grateful to be alive. I am grateful for those moments that cause you to stop and think "wow, this is amazing!" I am grateful for the clothes I have to choose from. I am grateful for more than 10 pairs of shoes. I am grateful for water that's easily dispensed from my...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Yeah

    That is right. I'm grateful to be alive. I'm grateful that I have a heart beat.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    Greatest Gift

    The first time i saw this group , i recalled my past when i only feel grateful when i see people who is uglier, more pitiful and poorer than me. I am a little bit suprised knowing how ungrateful i was in the past. But currently , not only i am grateful for all the life lessons...
    spinningtime7 spinningtime7 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2011

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    Second And Third Chance At Life

    To this day I still wonder why, why I was given a second, third  and yes even a forth chance at life.  In my late thirties, my Neprhologist wanted to have a base CT Scan on my brain because I had a kidney disease that produced among other things, berry aneurysms.  I had the...
    Cravedtouch Cravedtouch 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    I Am Grateful For Aaa

    i was traveling through a pass in colorado and ice invited my vehicle to slide 200 yards on a narrow two lane highway. all four people in the car became very present, intimately woven in an event of surrender. over the embankment, our decent was a 35 feet of graceful floating...
    jpolgar jpolgar 26-30, M Jan 24, 2012

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    Many people take it for granted,

    How many people ACTUALLY wake up and are thankful to be alive? How many people wake up and complain because they're weak? Or because they feel sick?. And when we eat; how many people just, throw away their food, carelessly? When somewhere, kids are dying because they don't...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Fade Away

        “It couldn’t be that I am here for a purpose. Surely this world has no plan. The universe is a pointless mess of randomness.” I was fourteen. These rambling thoughts were mine.  Written with a green sparkle pen in a decorated notebook...
    stormynightsky stormynightsky 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    “If you're reading this.

    .. Congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.”
    panita2014 panita2014 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    No matter how good or bad you have it,

    wake up each day thankful for your life. Somewhere, someone else is desperately fighting for theirs. -Quote from "Everyday life lessons"
    ZenSpirit ZenSpirit 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    Definitely

    I am grateful to be alive. I have to admit that I can't really relate to people who aren't but it must be horrrible to be in those circumtances or in that condition. And those who are able to take being alive completely for granted are lucky indeed. As for me, I've been told...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 20, 2011

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    I Am.

    The universe is full of destruction; planets waste away, stars die, entire galaxies collide - galaxies; galaxies which are paradoxically held together and partially eaten away by black holes. Why, we have a thousand or so hypervelocity stars bouncing around our galaxy alone. In...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 3, 2012

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    I Am Very Grateful

    I am grateful to be alive, I have attempted suicide on several occasions and by some supreme power I am still here.  I now have 2 little girls and they are my lifesavers.....for every time the thought comes to my head I have to think of them.......sometimes I have had the...
    TruePal TruePal 31-35, M Jun 11, 2008

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    I Survived Mental Illness

    In 1980 when I was 19 years old I was put in a psych ward. After two weeks they let me out and I went directly to a world famous experimental house for schizophrenics where I lived for the next 1 1/2 years. I went through hell with delusions and paranoia and spent most of my time...
    555calif 555calif 51-55, M 5 Responses Oct 16, 2010

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    Clinically Dead For 23 Minutes

    I was clinically dead for 23 minutes. They didn't need to tell me: I already knew. I drifted off towards those I'd loved and lost.....and my Granndmother's strong clear voice reminded me that I nneeded to make sure my 3-year old was not without a mother~the only reason I sit...
    beatnrsd beatnrsd 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    diontvshow diontvshow 13-15, M Aug 23

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    Spring is finally here!

    After a horrid winter, I welcome it with open arms! I love spring, flowers blooming, trees full of new leaves, butterflies everywhere and perhaps a light rain shower or two.... still though, some cold will still be in the air. So I'm actually dreaming of summer.... of my love...
    MissisWolf MissisWolf 41-45, F Mar 21

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    Yeah...

    I'll make this as short as possible. 4 years ago this November my mom, who was my best friend died. She had a sudden heart attack and I found her dead, on her floor when I came home from track practice. I was a senior in high school. My world shattered and I was numb. Although, I...
    bravesgirl12 bravesgirl12 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2011

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    There's So Much Out There to See!

    I love life.  There is so much out there in the world I just want to take off to see it all.  I hope  I get to  do it all and more!!!!
    Morgause Morgause 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2008

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    Look at the stars and look at the seas The

    answers can be found if you please Love the world with of your heart And realize the world is a work of art
    greeksterman greeksterman 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    with all that i have been thru.

    . i mean i can complain about what has happened.. but then there are so many times i came so close to death.... I am so Grateful to my Angels.. and to all those who have helped me thru this mess of my life...
    FreeThinker2 FreeThinker2 46-50 Jun 6

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    Summary Of My Wreck

    Have you ever seen someone in a wheel chair, and looked down on them? Maybe gave them a look of disgust? Ever seen someone stumbling to take a step, laughed at them? Ever seen someone that had bright red scars all over one side of thier face? Well i have been this person. This is...
    annasheffield annasheffield 18-21, F 2 Responses May 9, 2012

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    I Love Being Alive

    Life is such a wonderful gift, no matter how bad things may get. I didn't always like being alive, sometimes I plainly resented having to live one more day. But then I met someone who shared a rare occurance with me, and after hearing her story, found something to live, and even...
    TheGirlScout581 TheGirlScout581 26-30, F Mar 23, 2011

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    LeighDarling LeighDarling 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 11

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    *I wrote this while it was fresh on my mind

    about a week ago* Tonight about an hour ago I was walking home in the cool November air with my black hoodie on the same path I always take from work and stopped at an intersection. It was around 11 pm or so. It's Saturdaynight so a few cars are on the road. I wait until the...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Small Wonders

    I have had two major life altering injuries in my life.One was a serious fall while working and the other was a reaction to a medication. The fall was the most painful physically as well as emotionally since it took away my sense of immortality and made me see that life is very...
    inkednative inkednative 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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    A Second Chance

    My life should have ended two years ago.  I, as I have shared on other groups, have had an eating disorder in the past- a combination of bulimia and anorexia, known as purge type anorexia.  I overexercised and cut back to a maximum 400 calories per day and then worked...
    deleted deleted 26-30 34 Responses Jun 11, 2008

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    Never In My Wildest Dream

    Since i was 11 i've being suffering from depression A few months later i started trying to kill myself, obviously i failed the relationship w/ my dad was spiraling down became addicted to pain killers and my life became a fvcking mess!I am in recovery now and working w/ a...
    andreinac13 andreinac13 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    I am. But I have so many health issues right

    now that I'm trying to battle that sometimes I wish I wasn't. Been dealing with it for a couple years and I sometimes just feel like I can't take it anymore. But here I am still everyday.
    livefuckingstrong livefuckingstrong 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    My Life

    Being alive is beautiful. Being able to walk and breath everyday, its amazing. Having a life is something we should never ever regret! Woohoo! Im grateful to be alive!!! <3
    wolfbeliever wolfbeliever 13-15, F Oct 13, 2013

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    After all week from lack of sleep last nite I

    got some form of rest, so still thankful to be here and kicking, pray that things well be figured out soon in the way I feel most times but still grateful that God gave me another day!!!!
    onlytrusthim onlytrusthim 36-40, M Mar 31

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    Gratitude and Awe @ Life

    I'm so grateful for my life. Just to know that when the sun rises, i have another day to look for, celebrate or create more beauty in life. It's never as easy at it should be, but nothing good is. I nearly drowned this year, had an equipment failure with my kayak and ended...
    Musical Musical 36-40, M 4 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    Life Lesson

    well a few years ago i was hit by a short bus, I was carelessly walking and didn't look both ways. So, i learned that not looking both ways could put you in a coma for several month, like i was put in. I learned that first time waking up to look both ways and TEACH your kids...
    Pandahugs1223 Pandahugs1223 18-21, F Feb 29, 2012

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    There was an accident near me the other day

    involving a motorcycle and a vehicle. The motorcycle ran into the car and flipped it over; nobody survived. The woman inside the car was a mother... The man on the motorcycle had just graduated high school the day before the wreck. Can I just say... oh my freaking gosh. This...
    jennrenea jennrenea 18-21, F Jun 12

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    THANKFUL

    You dont have to have something happen to you in order to be thankful to be alive. Just to wake up in the morning and see the beautiful sun is enough to be thankful. Every day we have to live is a blessing from the Lord. I thank him not only for my daily blessings but for my...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2008

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    A Magic Taste

    Life is full of decisions, some change your whole day or maybe your whole life. When we wake up we decide whether it will be another one of those normal days with normal people and normal things, or it will be a boring day with boring things and annoying people, or even whether...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    I Am Greatful To Be Alive

    I am greatful to be alive.  I am greatful for my health.    note I am a Canadian and greatful for that.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Jan 25, 2012

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    I am currently listening to this awesome TED

    Talk by this one guy who looks like a monk... Will Google him later. He instantly made my day a million times better. In the meantime, I am going to list here things that I am very, very thankful for: 1. My parents I have wonderful, lovely, compassionate, saintly parents...
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F Jun 23

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    Still Breathing...

    Im glad im still alive and kicking...im glad i am still in healthy condition... im glad i am breathing ... i owe  it to you my Lord. Thank you so much for letting me see the world...   
    Longing4Luv Longing4Luv 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2008

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    You know that question every person with at

    least half a brain ponders at some time during their life, the ultimate question, the big "why?" Why am I here? Why is anything here? What is the purpose, the meaning of all this, of everything? Does it even have one? My own limited experience conclusion to this question is...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F Sep 21

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    I Am Alive :)

    I am definitely grateful to be alive.  A few years ago when I fell real hard, all I wanted to do is die and I've tried.  It didn't work out because I'm meant to be here + it wasn't my time to go...the man above had other plans for me which I'm glad he did.  I regret even...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2012

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    Many Near Death Experiences.

    Doctors told my mom that I would either die or be born with some type of disabilty. From the begining of my life I nearly died. When I was born I wasn't exactly breathing. Had to stay in the NICU cause any second and any moment I could just sop breathing. Eventually I grew out of...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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    Most of the Time

    I know it doesn't always seem like it but I am. It's hard, always a struggle, but here I am. It was a long night last night and the thoughts of grabbing a few extra pills were there but I didn't. I really love life deep down but sometimes the dark just takes hold and pulls me in...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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    This year has been hell but I'm so grateful to have wonderful friends on here to share my experiences with and know that I'm not alone. I'm so grateful and thankful that I have a...
    Mtay222 Mtay222 22-25, F Nov 16

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    Grateful? What am i grateful for? Everything. My friends and family have made my life complete..sure and Internet too hehe. But I am grateful for everyone who has walked into my...
    maddieexo maddieexo 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    British Summer Time ended at 2am. I was so grateful as this meant last night I could listen to Taylor Swift saying "THIS-SICK-BEAT" over and over in my head for one hour longer...
    Blondie1978 Blondie1978 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    I want to express my gratitude to all good friends who wished me luck today with my final job interview...I was lucky enough to get the job and I'm absolutely happy about it...I...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 4

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    Things I was grateful for yesterday (getting behind) Cat cuddles&purrs Comedy The lovely ep-er who sends me messages and supports me ;) Chocolate I was able to brush my teeth...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4