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I Am Grateful

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    Victory list have apartment have job know to

    reach out to friends am a mom have a family.
    sarahtroysmom sarahtroysmom 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Just... Thanks :)

    This will be short and I won't go into details, but I just want to say thanks and express how grateful I am. I feel like life is giving me a brand new opportunity. I will try to make the best of it.
    SparkLilly SparkLilly 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2011

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    One of my favorite quote

    that sums it all up.. ' To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. ' - Joannes Gaertner
    spiritsoul1 spiritsoul1 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    Your Love

    I am grateful for your love. I never ever take it for granted. I miss you when we are apart.
    Sweetsmiles7771 Sweetsmiles7771 31-35, F Sep 2, 2012

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    Every time I come on EP,

    I always run across some really saddening stories about people's lives. Whether they are related to drugs, a problematic relationship, anxiety, death, loneliness, or any other obstacle in someone's life, they really get to me even if I haven't had a similar experience. It's...
    Warren97 Warren97 16-17, M 6 days ago

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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 2 Responses Feb 22

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    In this world should be thankful

    for all things and of all the things I'm grateful for that because I was born a woman,,,,,.
    ermawati ermawati 22-25, F 1 Response May 21

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    I Am Grateful!

    I realized this when I beat cancer. I am truly grateful for everything I have: my life, my family, my horrible computer and my online friends. Heck I'm grateful for dirt! ^^
    Sparklepaws Sparklepaws 18-21, M 4 Responses May 12, 2008

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    I am grateful for everything Allah has brought

    to my life. An emotional father, an understanding mother, a sensetive brother who makes proud of having him in my life and a sister who always like to be a close friend to me even though she gets stingy sometimes. I am thankful to Allah for making most of my wonderful visions...
    ForeverSahour ForeverSahour 26-30, F 2 Responses May 21

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    Grateful to be me. It just came over me.

    Am broken by meds and social crap. Am sad too much. Am horny too often. Want to terminate many daily. But run from it and stay caring Caring and helpful. Never felt externally cute. Never felt successful. But making it from 14 to 47 without knowingly...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jun 4

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    Every minute is dedicated to a moment of

    extreme beauty. There was once a time when shimmering rain, eye make-up, and headlights seemed ordinary. But if you look close enough, you will find beauty in anything. Just four minutes ago, I stared out into the raining street. I saw a cat leap into this paved river; a feline...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    It happened many years ago

    when I was still a kid. I was playing with my friend and we got thirsty. So we went to a drink stall to buy us some drinks. After we got the drinks, we realized we didn't have any money with us and we were at a loss of what to do. An old lady happened to pass byand she paid for...
    HappieStinger HappieStinger 41-45, M 3 Responses May 30

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    I am grateful for bug spray.

    It doesn't matter what the bottle says, the spray will kill anything. I'm terrified of crickets. I don't mind spiders at all but crickets and roaches are little bastards. I'm convinced their moves are strategic. I take a few steps back, they take a few steps forward. It's like a...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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 8 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    I will always be grateful regardless of my

    feelings. But putting a smile on 24/7 is only making things worse
    itsmeindisguise itsmeindisguise 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    ElizabethRivers33 ElizabethRivers33 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    an open thank you letter to my followers.

    i am grateful for youit's actually quite difficult to put into words what i am grateful for, it is somewhat complicated, but i am deeply humbled by my life's experience and a big part of that grateful is how the internet and cyber-buddies like you guys here on EP and on 3 other...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jan 22

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    I am so grateful for all the wonderful,

    sweet and caring people i meet on here :) Thank you all for your support, it really does help. Thank you so!
    isabel6 isabel6 18-21, F May 10

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    The showers at the YMCA are awesome!

    They are temperature-adjustable, they stay hot, and they stay on for as long as you want. I remember the gym showers at my university, and they were always chilly, and you had to push a button for every 20 seconds you wanted it to stay on. At the YMCA here, if I go to the gym...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I'm so happy I dodged a bullet today

    and I truly want to dedicate my life to a higher power and do the right thing from here on out. I am blessed and I need to remember that. Life, as bad as it may seem sometimes, is meaningful and you are all special and play a part in something much greater. Dont ever think you...
    sarahest1986 sarahest1986 26-30, F 2 Responses May 1

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    There are a few very special people on this site

    who continue to support me both publicly and privately and I want to thank them. Your love and support for me means so much and I'll always be grateful. You know who you are. Shazza Xxx
    FatNeasy FatNeasy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I am grateful to God

    for being who He is. I am also grateful for the opportunity to know Him.
    Monea2863 Monea2863 31-35, F May 27

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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

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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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    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 15 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    I'd have to say my little brother

    and sister are at the top of my list. I love them more than anything and I'd do anything for them. I'm proud to say I'm close with my brother enough to talk to him about almost everything, even if he's six years younger. My sister, she's wild and crazy and has a temper sometimes...
    SavannaJade SavannaJade 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=eiOro5nXZCc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu0qSI0rmws Feel free to listen to these audios :) love and happiness your way.
    Skye90 Skye90 22-25, F 1 Response May 14

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    A Survival Story...Or At Least I Hope It Is

    people might call this survival, drama, stupidity, weakness, strength .... etc but all I know is that I am grateful that I am here today, sane, healthy and alive. so a few moments ago I was looking at my academic record (college, electrical engineering) I am about to start my...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M Sep 18, 2013

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    Thankful for my boys.

    My youngest came up to me while I was writing at my desk, threw his arms around my bare legs, pressed his face onto my feet and said softly "mami, I'll cover them up so they won't get cold". Thankful for my friends. They send me messages with lots of supportive vibes and hugs...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 1 Response May 1

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    Jarlaxle Jarlaxle 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 14

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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 41-45, F 9 Responses Apr 4

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    Being greatful has made me appreciate

    even the smallest things in life that I didn't find important before. what are you greatful for that someone else does not even realize how important it is? today I am greatful for my hands. a lot of people cannot wash themselves, bath or even find the pleasure of...
    glendastar glendastar 18-21, F 2 days 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

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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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    Don 't Foget To Be Thankful.....

    I thank you for this most amazing day : for the leaping green spirit of the trees and a blue true dream of a sky; and for everything which is natural which infinite which is yes. E.E. Cummings Consider being glad for the " leaping greenly spirit of trees," or the...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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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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    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 5 Responses Feb 19

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    Yessssssssssssssssssss!

    Finally. Some of the stress has been taken off of me. I was lucky enough to land a graphic arts job. I'll start around September or so. This is so great because even though this job will probably only be part-time, it will at least give me some job experience. And, I at least...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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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 4 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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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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    Grapple - Pain. Fear.

    Anger. Rage. Jealousy. Envy. Hate. When a challenge shows up and feels like it is impossible to overcome or a difficulty that hurts more than it should, these feelings reveal themselves; losing our own control for the negative thoughts because we feel we have lost 'control' of...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M Jun 27

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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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    when people often confide in me I am not

    bothered, I am grateful.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 13

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    I am grateful that I have

    such wonderful friends in my life... Yesterday, I was talking to my friend about how I feel like I'm way past the point of getting help and how I feel like it's not worth it anymore... Then he referenced a song and told me that "It's not too late, it's never too late"... It...
    xxbrokengirl98xx xxbrokengirl98xx 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    missmay621 missmay621 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I Need To Say Thank You ≪3

    Why is everyone so nice to me?! My past and my mistakes seems to be no matter to you guys! All my life, I have been severly bullied, abused, abandoned, in foster homes, and involved in things ive never wanted to be in. Been on the streets and have been hurt by people and my own...
    onelittlecat onelittlecat 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 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 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    With these lines today,

    I really want to express my heartfelt gratitude. I am thankful for the sun shining on us, and the rain, thankful for the wonders and beauty of Nature, thankful for the simple creature comforts, thankful for the presence of caring people in my life and their patience...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F Apr 16

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    ......because as bad

    as it is right now it can be so much worse...
    purplerose2014 purplerose2014 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28

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