I Am Grateful to Be Alive

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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

    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
    7 Responses Jul 10, 2011

    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
    LeighDarling LeighDarling
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 11, 2014

    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

    After five days of absence,

    it's so good to see Mr. Sun and feel his warmth once more after the storm that has left so much devastation here in our place.... It has taken much lives and destroyed much crops. Landslides, crops covered with silt, electricity posts and trees fallen, highways cut, name it and...
    drizzleharmony drizzleharmony
    26-30, F
    Oct 21, 2015

    I have something I would like to say.

    I know it is irrelevant to many but to the few that it applies too.. I'm sorry. I've spent the last 3 years in depression. Feeling like my life was pointless or stupid and I would be better off gone. I felt like no one wanted me or even cared. I felt abandoned and alone. And...
    Faelanthewulf Faelanthewulf
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 10, 2015

    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
    Jan 24, 2012

    in 2010 there were a group of people

    who were paid to kill me.. i lived thru the night.. one of the things that happened that night was that i had phone calls from pakastan.. the phone company confirmed that i had been called by bin labin. who has a son in the bay area. that just got into a wreck.. i complained...
    FreeThinker2 FreeThinker2
    Feb 2, 2016
    diontvshow diontvshow
    16-17, M
    Aug 23, 2014

    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
    Jun 6, 2014

    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

    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, 2014

    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, 2014

    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, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2013
    snowman8732 snowman8732
    26-30, M
    Jan 26, 2016

    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
    16-17, F
    Oct 13, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    Jun 12, 2014

    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, 2014

    To everyone who told me "hang in there,

    it'll get better eventually" guess what. You were right ^_^ **** just got amazing. Thank you for supporting meh when I was down. Love you all <3
    Faelanthewulf Faelanthewulf
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 24, 2015

    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

    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

    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


    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...
    61-65, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2008


    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2012

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 6, 2014

    I have spent my entire life believing I was

    disadvantaged. I blamed played small and hated my life. today I have challenged that belief and realize it was never true. so my goal for today is to be grateful that I am alive. be grateful for my adoring wife and be grateful for my children. thats it.
    iamadvantaged iamadvantaged
    46-50, M
    Mar 19, 2015

    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

    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
    Jan 25, 2012

    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
    35 Responses Jun 11, 2008

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 22, 2014

    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

    .. Heard about the earthquake in Taiwan,

    today, and how many casualties have been identified.. it was 6.4 in magnitude, they said. I know earthquakes are common.. but this one shocked us quite a bit because we nearly booked a flight to Taipei (Taiwan) last week, instead of just Bali..but we didnt, because, well to be...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 6, 2016

    way up I feel blessed.

    thank God for the gift of life
    snowman8732 snowman8732
    26-30, M
    Oct 13, 2015

    I got sober almost 4 years ago

    after multiple failed attempts. It's sounds like such a tired cliché, but I really am living the life I never dreamed possible. I am actually proud of who I see in the mirror, which is something that I did not see for 26 years. Sometimes, when I'm alone and driving my car, I'll...
    ShizukaK ShizukaK
    31-35, F
    Jan 4, 2016

    “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
    18-21, F
    Nov 23, 2014
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