I Am Grateful

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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
    7 Responses Mar 7, 2015

    i am sadened and grateful

    for EP. EP has helped me through many things in life. EP the ear always ready to listen, regardless of what one comes up with. Clearly two things were suggesting pause is likely to happen - project - a defined work stream with clear start an end, designed, with planning stage...
    monty1212 monty1212
    26-30, F
    Mar 23, 2016

    I went into work this afternoon to talk to my

    boss about time off for a dentist appointment. As we were sitting there chatting away, I received something I never expected: praise. A couple weeks ago I was pulled aside and told that, over the last 5 months or so, they've noticed a real decline in my work performance, in my...
    iSpyce iSpyce
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2016

    My job may not pay much,

    but I get to wear yoga pants and a tank top every day.
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon
    31-35, F
    26 Responses Mar 10, 2015

    I started re-reading a book.

    It is an introductory book to the Buddhist eightfold path. One of the ideas in there which I had forgotten and certainly had not practiced is the idea that I should think in any moment of answering the question of "how are you?" With "I could not be better." The book explains...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    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
    12 Responses Mar 2, 2015

    my wife is 7 months pregnant.

    I am thankful to god for that..:-)
    futurefather futurefather
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 9, 2016

    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!!
    MadyLawrence16 MadyLawrence16
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 11, 2014
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    Mar 4, 2016

    I started this day wishing I could skip today

    because I had a headache and a bad mood to match. Later today I talked to my best friend. And it put things in perspective. She is living the life of Job, every time she thinks she can breathe something else terrible happens to her, no matter how hard she works, it is beyond her...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2016

    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
    2 Responses May 9, 2015

    I'm truly grateful for the chance,

    to start over! I'm looking for things I've missed, and for options I never though about in the past.
    shari69 shari69
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2016

    For my friends here on EP.

    Thank you for caring for me. hugs kisses and love
    msvanish0 msvanish0
    46-50, F
    Jul 26, 2015

    I am grateful for EP,

    for the genuine people I've connected with. I am grateful for the lessons I've learned about tolerance and that arguing with asshats is pointless. I am grateful that my real life has improved so drastically that EP's end will not leave a sizable void in my life. I am even...
    SavvyAnsley SavvyAnsley
    46-50, F
    Apr 21, 2016

    To EP. I joined in 2012,

    it's been 4 years, so much has changed in these 4 years. EP helped me open up and share experiences, and even in the most troubled times when I was scared and alone, people and their experiences always let me know that it was all okay, it was going to be okay. The people I met...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2016

    There is something deeply moving

    and euphoric about touching others and spreading the light... I can see and feel it. There is a vibrant current of warmth flowing to and fro, when engaging in conversation about things that truly matter. Out of the blue, people open up about their private concerns and as I...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2016

    Yup know how pleasant the feeling is of a

    headache that is going away? It's not quite gone yet, but it's dissipating, and that feels so wonderful. Is it almost worth it having a headache in order to experience this?
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    I felt the strong impulse to go on a long walk

    (instead of having dinner), absolutely enjoying being outdoors to witness dusk falling. Fantastic sights and sounds surrounded my random meandering. It felt like the best part of the day to connect with Spirit. And watching where my mind was going... was rather intriguing at...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Apr 1, 2016

    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
    19 Responses Mar 26, 2008

    If you want to change your life,

    you must become more grateful. Be grateful about the little things. Be grateful about the big things. I'm new to this site but already I've noticed much negativity from most people in here. Too much whining. Too much self-pity. Too much people being- ungrateful. Be grateful and...
    RyanSaysNamaste RyanSaysNamaste
    41-45, M
    Feb 23, 2016

    Thank you to all my fans

    and friends on EP. I know the site dies in a few days but I am eternally grateful for all of you. I am sure I repeat this, but you have all played a major role in my life. 1117 Profile views I have had. Countless fans, friends and support. Facebook is to social as EP is to...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet
    41-45, M
    Apr 13, 2016

    Started my day grateful

    for ep Then got expelled And created this account to see why But staff aint said yet So me hunted my account And its gone Stories and all So why And are any of us safe
    OddButResilient OddButResilient
    46-50, M
    Feb 10, 2016

    So grateful. For the moscato I am about to pour

    in this glass. Cheers *******!
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    Gratitude consists of being more aware of what

    you have then what you don't have.
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

    i am grateful that the last 7 to ten days of

    deep depression has subsided a bit today. i am grateful my husband drove me to the doctors. i am grateful for his patience and understanding. i am grateful to have another year with him. i am grateful for a day of relative peace. i am grateful i don't have sleep apnea regardless...
    46-50, F
    Mar 15, 2016

    Potentially, this will be the last story of me

    here, and would like to end this experience on positive note... Despite last few weeks being a rollercoaster both emotionally, energetically and workwise (potentially even more difficult than when i started here on E few years ago), I realise i have become. I have met many...
    monty1212 monty1212
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Apr 20, 2016
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2016

    Last Thursday I was going

    for my daily jog. Usually I bring my baby in her stroller but this time something deep inside me inclined me not to. I grabbed my phone and set my Nike run and took off. I normally run in the left lane against traffic so I can see it coming. However two tractors were coming...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jun 15, 2015

    I am so deeply grateful

    for the wonderful friends I have. I can just be happy and be removed from my troubles when I'm with them. I had a wonderful night tonight thanks to my friends, especially helpful after therapy which has become challenging for me lately. Thank you, Father....
    Hush92 Hush92
    22-25, F
    Feb 5, 2016

    Today's grateful list: faithful husband going

    out to work, kind and helpful children, indoors when the weather is bad, a few minutes of fabulous sunshine after the rain, cups of tea, romance on TV that made me smile :)
    ProfessorYaffle ProfessorYaffle
    46-50, F
    Mar 2, 2016

    I am grateful for my boyfriend,

    and my bestie, Brandon, and my other friends for being the amazing people they are. I am so lucky to have them in my life and to even know them.
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    Apr 10, 2016

    After a long and tiresome day,

    I finally got back home. I entered my rented space and just stood in the hallway, enjoying the welcoming feel of it. I stood there motionless for a while, just taking in my own aura. Then I took my shoes off and strolled from room to room, consciously loving everything I saw...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Mar 19, 2016

    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
    3 Responses Mar 31, 2014

    I'm of the general opinion

    that things will always work out. Maybe not the way we hoped, but they will work out. But sometimes I'm trying to find a way, and I just can't see it. I keep trying to think of a solution, and I'm coming up with nothing. Every time that happens, one of the amazing people in my...
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jun 21, 2015

    For the opportunity to cuddle with my son,

    grateful that he still loves to cuddle his mom at age 11. Gratitude for all the wisdom and learning the teaching and growing of the last year. Tears, fears, laughs and loves. The abundance that is filling my heart. Calm, peace, light and love.
    kringle66 kringle66
    51-55, F
    Jan 5, 2016

    Earlier i just had my final interview in the

    Japanese company i really wanted cus they provides free Japanese lessons and the clients are Japanese and you're really gonna be able to be fluent there. hahah! my main goal! lol and then they also deploy their employees in Japan! :D haha. for free ofcourse. eeeeeeee! i really...
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2016

    I am grateful to be alive I used to be under

    the influence of drugs for most of my live but today I have been drug free for over 3 years I also don't drink because that is a drug today I can appreciate the smaller things in life smell of flowers watching the stars at night being respected by old and new friends although I...
    Vickinlondon Vickinlondon
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    Oh... I am very grateful

    for a personal message from someone close to my heart.... and experiencing a touching, resonant, comforting exchange; for my discernment and subtle messages of my heart's knowing, no matter what's happening around me; for remembering what it is like to be tuned in to feeling...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2016

    Goodbye winter! I won't miss you.

    So glad to have temps back in the 70's
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Mar 11, 2015

    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

    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
    13 Responses Nov 22, 2011

    Every breath I take right now,

    something reminds me that every person is making my life possible, in direct and indirect ways, many of whom I know nothing of or about. The farmer who feeds me, The government who keeps me safe, My parents, My friends, Even other people who have just spent a few moments to be...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 27, 2016

    for all my experiences

    which make me grow. Directly or indirectly. im unbelievably at peace with the situation; learning patience and growing into my mould of values. im thankfull.
    monty1212 monty1212
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2016

    Some waves arise too swiftly,

    some too slow, some waves are gentle, soothing, some too harsh.. Situations and things keep changing, some for the better, some for the worse, yet doesn't matter if it's for better or for worse.. I'm grateful for this feeling of inner content that still remains even amidst...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2016

    Tentatively, I've been uploading my audio

    messages on sound cloud. The latest feedback I received was "your voice is pureness...I feel inspired". Somebody said: "your voice is beautiful and nurturing". Finding my voice, and letting it be heard, has been quite the journey. ... Thank you, big U. Seems I'm on a good...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Mar 20, 2016

    Three things to improve my perspective

    today: 1.Grateful for my health 2.Grateful for friends who listen and try to be supportive 3.Grateful for music which heals the soul 4.Grateful for the sun and the earth
    AmusedBunny AmusedBunny
    1 Response Mar 5, 2016

    I am grateful for the power of the moment.

    The spaciousness and wonder,of being still ... and knowing the power and intelligence of the Universe. So much to be amazed by and grateful for... (Source: Exploratorium) 
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Mar 9, 2016

    Being grateful for all the things

    that you have is a wonderful trait to learn. There are only three ways to learn it. The first way is to be taught by someone, the second way is experiencing it first hand, and the third way is witnessing it. I like others have had my little share with all three ways but was...
    growingwisdom growingwisdom
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    I am grateful to Ep Its very hard to believe

    that Ep is closing down and I hope they will come back Nevertheless thanks to Ep ,I have seen the world around through Ep ,I met my mentor, some good friends and lovable person here. Will miss you alot Ep Thank you for everything
    apoorv2014 apoorv2014
    26-30, M
    Mar 23, 2016

    My son decided to watch Wreck It Ralph this

    afternoon! Praise be to Yevon, or whatever.....I'm just so glad I get a break from Elmo's freakin world.
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    One last story, for the road: I am grateful

    for the way EP has archived my journey of looking inside my self, and finding the deeper knowing within my guidance system, and being the channel of speaking the Truth of my heart. I'm grateful for every new day as soon as I open my eyes; and...becoming aware of my strong heart...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 20, 2016

    Every new day brings a wondergood morning!

    We are being breathed! I have my wonderful boys with me for a whole week. I received such praise for both of them from their teachers that I felt tears of joy well up! I am loving my space which is becoming homelier and inviting, little by little. I am enjoying listening to...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2016

    I might stand alone in my veiws,

    But they are mine....... and I'm still standing. I give thanks
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon
    36-40, F
    Oct 25, 2015

    This week has been amazing

    for me. I'm grateful to be bulletproof against negativity Grateful that I have good health Grateful I have a job I work hard at for great pay Grateful for the kindness I have shared and received Grateful because someone said I was beautiful haha! Wow !
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2015
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