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I Am Grateful

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    Thanksgiving

    I love my life. I love my job. I love my family, my children as unique individuals. I love my friends. I love my teachers. I love the people I work with. I love the place where I live. I love all the little things that happen every day. I love that I learn new things. I love that...
    artisticness artisticness 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    I have no regrets in my life.

    I think that everything happens to you for reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    It was cold. Frosty,completely still,

    quiet apart from a few cars passing on the road a short way off.I bedded down in a church alcove,behind a bush,pretty much out of sight and far off the beaten track.Not a usual spot for me,but for some reason I found the tiny bit of roof overhang and narrow concrete pad...
    dubkebab dubkebab 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    Early in sobriety for a number of years I did a

    daily gratitude list. Always at the top was "I haven't had a drink today". Many days after my first year I was able to write "I haven't wanted a drink today" which continues. :-D I ought to write it out more often to remind me.
    fron62 fron62 51-55, M Apr 4

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    I said WOW to myself today.

    . after_ _ _ _days....idk i lose count.. i got home at 4pm today which is very early, took off my clothes, washed my feet (a habit i had before i lay down in bed) , with my undies, i thought i just wanna lay down for awhile then hit the shower but that "awhile" was until the sun...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 2 Responses May 12

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    I would like to thank officer whatever his name

    was, for letting me go with just a warning when he clocked me at 65 in a 45 a few minutes ago.
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 8

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    For true friends.....

    when I tried to post this, it said 'make your' story longer. OK, I will say to them I have never betrayed a friend. I am not a fair weather friend. I can always be counted on, I will take a bullet for a true friend....
    RestlessWarrior1 RestlessWarrior1 46-50, M Apr 12

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    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 May 5

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    I'm grateful for everthing

    because you can have all the good in your life taken away in a split second.
    Alex4eve Alex4eve 13-15, F 1 Response May 5

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    After months of looking,

    I finally started a job today. And now I'm back home, and the weather is perfect.
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 15 Responses Mar 2

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    For being amazing creature!

    For all the random facts I like to research. For all the magic that is making this universe a spectacular thing, versus what I once used to think. For the energy flow, that has such strength, that it's able to pick you up from the floor and get you running again! I am so...
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F 1 Response May 5

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    One Time..

    when I was about 19 years old, a boyfriend broke up with me.  I was devastated and wallowing in self pitty when my best friend basically told me to suck it up and think about the good things in my life.  She said there's always going to be other people who have it a lot...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 20 Responses Mar 26, 2008

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    Someone suggested I write the things

    that I'm grateful for to possibly cure, or help me through, whatever is troubling me. So here goes... I am grateful for my family, friends, intelligence, humor, home, education, job, pets, hobbies, many of the experiences that I've had, and most importantly that despite the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 8, 2014

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    Here's is a random and wild assembly of moments

    and perceptions that really make me feel grateful: -waking up with thanks and a wonderful, silent affirmation addressed to me -having good general health and a strong heart -noticing a poster reminding us of 70 years of peace in the country where I live -doing two acts of...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F May 12

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    I am grateful for the amazing example of a

    father I have. He is a successful business man, and has always been very good to my mother and I. He is a noble, delightful, caring, compassionate, stable and smart gentleman. I cherish the relationship I have with him, and have learned that I can come to him with business...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 2 Responses Apr 29

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    One of the ways to receive more is to spend

    time appreciating what you have. And when you start the day by writing the things you are grateful for, not only does it put you in a positive frame of mind, but it also opens you up to bigger and better blessings. One of the laws of receiving is that “recognizing when you...
    SpiritQuest2014 SpiritQuest2014 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 19, 2014

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    Tonight I am grateful I have a bed to sleep in,

    that it is my own and that my family are here. In the past I have slept on the streets, I have slept in temporary shelters and have been separated from my family. I am truly blessed
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    This Is What I'm Grateful For

    I am grateful to be alive and healthy. And I am also grateful that I have been given another opportunity in life. After all the mistakes and all the screw ups...I probably should of been dead or gotten in trouble. But I'm not. I am in my right mind, no longer depressed or...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 14 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    Dear my bed :) I'm grateful

    for having you in my life I really can't live without you. 3>
    tollii tollii 18-21, F Apr 21, 2014

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    I am so grateful to someone very dear to me,

    Greg. You were amazing last night. You really helped me through my crazy tantrum last night. You stood by my side. You didnt run. You told me everything was going to be ok. You really helped me out a lot. You calmed my crazy *** down. You calmed the storm within me. Thats very...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F Apr 11

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    Attitude of Gratitude

    I have been very blessed in my life.   I have always had more than enough.  I have never been hungry, or homeless, or unloved.  I am grateful everyday for all that I have been given.  Some people think I don't have much, but I have my health...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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    Grateful for me What are things

    that make me ridiculously awesome? What makes me absolutely love ME? It's an interesting exercise, this one. A while ago, I had forgotten. Today I can think of some things: - I've done the mirror work and I've really seen my beautiful, loving smile - I give the greatest...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 25

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    Gratitude

         I am grateful that I wrote this big long story about being grateful and accidently deleted it! Perhaps brevity is due in this case.  Thank you Universe!
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 9 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    For the people I love

    who are alive right now. For all the chances we get to learn and grow. For the kindness of friends, family, and strangers. For the dreams that breath hope into our lungs. For even being able to feel grateful.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    Thank you everyone here on ep

    that has helped me... Ya when i posted those things a while ya i was in a dark spot and you guys and others helped me and for that i am very personally grateful.. I have realized now that i have so much in life to live for and to look forward to.. I have realized now that even...
    Thatrandompersonme1 Thatrandompersonme1 16-17, M Apr 29

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    So Grateful

    I am grateful for my children and their health, my health, my job, my car that is still running, my mom who raised me the way I am, the way I look, my bed, my home, my one freind i do have, my man who cheats(he did give me 2 beautiful kids), my wardrobe, and my family! Thank god...
    sweettea sweettea 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    Disability pay. Walking.

    Despite muscle disorder. Thinking. Despite seroquel. And heart attacks. And a car wreck. Paying bills. Thanks to disability pay. Got two trailers. And a truck. On a leased gold claim. Eat poor. But eat. Drink enough. For death valley. Chat with...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 14

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    I finished my first week back at work today.

    The job doesn't pay ****, and most people would hate doing it, but I really like it. The people I work with are insane, so I feel right at home
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 7

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    Goodbye winter! I won't miss you.

    So glad to have temps back in the 70's
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 15 Responses Mar 11

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    I am so grateful for everyone

    and everything in my life right now. The future is so full of possibilities. I wish I could see a few years into the future to see how life unfolds, but I am so aware that there is so much beauty in my present. I feel very lucky.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 29

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    Trailers. Truck. Dvd player.

    Lame movies. Gas. Food. Disability pay. Pals.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    I try to be grateful

    for everything I have. I'm a person that would much rather be happy about the things I have instead of being upset over what I don't have. I don't like seeing people under appreciate something that was done for them. It gets to the point where it kinda makes me mad to see...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Today was an actual perfect day.

    I realized today while looking at my calendar that I am one lucky and fortunate little woman. Realizing that I have no real obligations, a bank full of money, a beautiful daughter, a huge house in freaking Colorado with a mountain view, a scholarship to get my graduate degree, a...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    i dont know if there are any veterans on here,

    but if so i want to throw a shout out to them! Happy Veteran's Day and thank you for severing for me and my family and friends!!
    Beast16 Beast16 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I didn't want to live

    for 11 years and wanted death, but I am now grateful for life. I didn't want to live to be 18. I ended up in a medically induced coma for 5 days because of that goal. I now want to live and I am grateful for life. I took so many things for granted. I hated my family (there were...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2014

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    Today was a wonderful day.

    I hope all of you had a wonderful day too :) Now, I need to go see how my favorite fictional doctors are doing this week. Have a marvelous night, all of you snazzy little EP peoples
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 3 Responses May 9

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    There are so many things I am grateful for.

    ... however what comes to mind at this moment is this incredible life's journey I have embarked on. A journey that has led me to health, longevity, prosperity, and freedom.
    StarAngels StarAngels 70+, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    For my kids. My two gems

    who are wise and kind and who value themselves. And even though I feel a bit braggy, they make me look really good when I stand beside them. Whatever.
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    Having a courageous mother - A roof over my

    head. - A warm bed - Friendships - So grateful it's Saturday and I can and will sleep in late.
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    last year i was alone on christmas.

    my bf had gone home to his own family and said they wouldnt like me so he left me back with almost no food but i did have some so i didnt go hungry. i was stupid for being with him. i new he wasnt a good person but i didnt know how to get away or where to go because i had made...
    hopeisfound hopeisfound 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    To my friends. I have spent the weekend with

    a friend. Gallons of tea. The teapot constantly being filled up. A weekend of looking at pretty things. Of lying on the floor talking. A weekend of seeing how much pain she is in and wishing I could make it better. Someone to cook for. Her excitement at there being a...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    My job may not pay much,

    but I get to wear yoga pants and a tank top every day.
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 35 Responses Mar 10

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    For autonomy. Distance.

    Silence. Growth. Health. Partnership.
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    This morning I laid my head down on my son's

    warm, feverish chest. I could hear his heart beating, reassuring and strong. The cool air filling his lungs and the gentle thin wheeze of his exhale. His toes curled into my thighs, his presence so clear , so complete. Feeling my face with his warm, sticky hands, he asked...
    artisticness artisticness 46-50, F 8 Responses Apr 4, 2014

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    Today has been a ... strange day.

    I have felt unglued and somehow "out of place" for some time...some years, actually. Trips to other countries and of course, work, have made things bearable somehow, and yet... I am well armed with theory: we should live in TODAY, not yesterday or tomorrow... Our thoughts...
    Piscesrose Piscesrose 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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    " it's healthy to admit you're not okay.

    It's okay not to be okay. It's brave. But don't let it win. Be sad. Have your moment. Your day or week. Then do something about it and be happy for yourself."