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I Am Grateful

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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 6 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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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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    when I though i lost him

    for good my ex supervisor. a true brother. a real friend . the only one i can rely upon when thought i have no one to turn to .. he makes my day . even though he is in another department . he calls and check on me ... something not my own flesh and blood would do...
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Stop being ungrateful.

    – No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs. Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    I am Grateful for the family i have I am

    Grateful for all the money i own , earned and will get in the future I am Grateful for my eyes wich i can use to see I am Grateful for being alive I am Grateful for all the beautiful nature this world provides us with I am Grateful for the car i own I am Grateful for the job i...
    JosephSpartanCrimson JosephSpartanCrimson 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Be Grateful

    Anyone who has it good and hasn't either had to struggle themselves for water, electricity, health care, food and shelter or seen people struggle don't usually appreciate what they have. In this country we complain about having to wait a couple of hours in the ER before...
    adorablefreak adorablefreak 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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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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    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 4 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    It really hits a soft spot

    when people let me know how they really feel about me. When they say they love me, how I can always make them laugh so easily on their worst days, that my smile brightens their day, Im such a helpful and supportive friend to them, etc. I don't think any of them actually notices...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Day 2: I am grateful

    for the ability to get out of bed without any aches and pains. Ah, the benefits of being young and healthy. I am grateful to have the ability to go out and try new things. Having friends who care enough to check up on me to see how im doing and wanna see me and plan the outing...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F Jan 13

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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 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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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 41 Responses Mar 10

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    Once, I found myself searching

    for purpose. Overwhelmed by loss (actual & perceived), no longer did I wish to pursue the shared experience we know as life. Today, purpose yields random and frequent joy! Filled with a sense of personal power and Love, I find myself smiling without reason, for this I am...
    mazedartist mazedartist 31-35, F Dec 17, 2014

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    you are my sister and more thank god

    for making my day he called me this morning and hecwas asking about what i have been doing and as usual I got carried away . it made my day hearing that he said he treats me as his sister and more...... it made me feel important knowing that . how he opens up to...
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F Feb 23

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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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    When I was younger, I used to ask my parents

    everything I wanted. When they didn't get me what I wanted, I got mad. The more I grow up, the less you need to make me happy. You can make my day with the fact you made time to see me or a piece of chocolate, or other food I like.
    queeenbey queeenbey 16-17, F Dec 14, 2014

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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 16 Responses Mar 2

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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 9 Responses Mar 7

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    I have realized how grateful I am

    for everything I have
    jeyhere jeyhere 13-15, F Feb 4

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    2014 was a great year.

    Of course it had its ups and downs, but overall it was wonderful in many ways. The highlight of my year was spending four months in England for my semester abroad with university. I lived in a flat with 12 other people my own age, which is something I had never experienced...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    He and I talked. it was

    as if he knew I was sad without even mentioning anything, more than anyone has done in my life and even offered to listen. When I told him how I felt, he explained himself and reassured me that he had no feelings for the women in his past. He said with them it was only physical...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Dec 28, 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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    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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    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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    For Everything

    I was sitting here reading through some stories where i stumbled upon a story by a girl who had been raped by her own father and verbally and mentally abused by her mother. I sat and read her story , and read what pain she endured and still endures..andit made me so sad for...
    ava12982 ava12982 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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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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    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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    I'm Grateful For Just Waking Up...

    God, it can be SO EASY to take for granted all of the good things in life... I'm grateful for having a bed to sleep in. I'm grateful for a good supply of dry firewood to feed the stove that keeps me warm and my fingers working so I can type. I'm grateful for electricity that runs...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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    I might not be the happiest person

    and sometimes things don't go my way, but I am so thankful for everything I have. Whether it's God, family, friends or my animals, I can find at least one good thing a day that made me smile. So for those who celebrate it, happy thanksgiving. For those who don't, have a happy...
    connieawaller connieawaller 16-17, F Nov 27, 2014

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    So grateful for soothing,

    pleasant instrumental music, ten minutes that's just right for unwinding... . https://www.youtube.com/user/relaxdaily Paired with beautiful natural scenery, from regions in Germany. Thank you Michael!
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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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    My Son Pulled Through.

    School had started and everything was back in full swing, Labor Day was coming up and so was our sons Birthday, he was turning 6. Friday morning he had woken up with the stomach bug, vomitted a few times, we made sure he was hydrated and kept his fever at bay so he would be...
    123Brava1 123Brava1 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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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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    I've had someone love me

    and respect me , even if it will be for a short time. I will never forget how happy I feel and how much it has changed me. 12/7
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Dec 12, 2014

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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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    Today is Thanksgiving

    for many people.It's not a holiday celebrated in my country, but there are still so many things to be grateful for.The month of November is always a bleak one here...dark and grey and miserable... The time for souls... here and gone.In the past when Nature set the rhythm of life...
    Piscesrose Piscesrose 46-50, F Nov 27, 2014

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    This is why: I lay down quietly to rest.

    As I became very still, all I heard were the soft pulsations of my steadily beating heart. On and on, the strong beats resonated through and out my body, through my pillow and back into my ears. I listened, in awe. This sensation of consciously hearing my heart keeping me alive...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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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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    Today I was brought to my knees,

    my heart filled with gratitude. :-) I have spent a lot of time in silent prayer, actively focusing on aligning with my faith in a divine plan. There have been obstacles and difficulties on various matters, one of which has involved the sale of a flat which I wish to pass on to...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F Dec 17, 2014

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    Things I'm grateful for: home,

    family, friends, people that care for and about me. living in comfort, having access to education, having a fridge full of food. being in good physical health.
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I Want to Say Thankyou Gratefully Grateful The

    most awesome magic trick ever known for past 20 Centuries. *real gratitude* ""ψo·oψ"" **!"!"'!···/©||©···'!/"!"!""!* From deep within, being happy to be here, thankful for All that I have, everything' that I AM°·° °··Grateful I Thank You I Can °·° Thank You I...
    letsloveloSETHehate letsloveloSETHehate 36-40, M Nov 28, 2014

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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 16 Responses Mar 11

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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."
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2014