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I Am Grateful

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    I am. Truly appreciative

    and grateful, for life's wonders. For good health. For the people in my life. For guidance and lessons learned. For lovingkindness given and received.
    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F Jan 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Thank you universe, thankyou~thankyou~thankyou!

    For all my blessings, everything that enriches my life.
    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F Feb 11

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    That day when I got rejected by my all time

    dream school I knew I would cry out like a baby or a kindergarten but I was wrong because that day I was so angry and that was what led me to EP. I guess there is always a reason for a bad moment which always leads to good moments. Thank you EP for supporting my thoughts so much...
    1234abcj 1234abcj 18-21 Jan 28

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    This morning I was driving to work (even

    though I dont usually work on Sundays) and I noticed how wonderful everything was at that moment. The sun was out and the trees were green. Joburg was alive with people jogging and walking their dogs. And I realised as I've done before, how grateful I was and am and should stay...
    Lantaberry Lantaberry 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I am grateful that some past painful

    experienced made me who I am now. I'm not a saint but I have a better control of the state of my mind and feelings, for how you feel inside, it's what you will attract the kind of experience into your life. Lots of time, energy & money were wasted until I found my passion...
    Yogicky Yogicky 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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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...
    Gopatsgo Gopatsgo 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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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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    when people often confide in me I am not

    bothered, I am grateful.
    marilynn94 marilynn94 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Things that I am grateful for: Resilience,

    Adaptability, Being mentally and physically well, God/Jesus's guidance, My father, Having had a wonderful mom, The ability to love and forgive even though it feels like a curse at times
    A120S A120S 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    After everything that has happened to me lately,

    I am so grateful for the people in my life. They have all made an impact somehow, and I can't thank them enough.
    layys layys 18-21, F Apr 4

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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 5 Responses Apr 4

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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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    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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    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 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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    Think you have problems?

    Read some EP stories and you will find out there are people with way bigger problems than you.If you can see,hear,walk and talk,and you're not in any pain,then you are doing a hell of alot better than alot of people in this world :)
    windyhill68 windyhill68 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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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    WeBePeasants WeBePeasants 22-25 Jan 16

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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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    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 21 Responses Mar 26, 2008

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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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    for the chance to visit a really good friend

    all the way across the country after more than ten years.
    Outlier101 Outlier101 51-55, M Jan 16

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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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    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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    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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    to have someone love me

    for real this time..to want to help with no expectations of anything..i never had it before. i have always had to do everything on my own and i am glad for it but when you find someone to help and wants to help it is a strange feeling.. i dont know how to let others help..its...
    ruforme ruforme 56-60, F Mar 7

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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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    Jarlaxle Jarlaxle 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    nikkiisluv nikkiisluv 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I have to say, I've only been on this site

    for a little while and it really makes me feel better. Not because people have it worse than me but because people are having life complications. When you hang out with your family, you can only gauge your life by those around you. It's kind of one of those things where it's...
    Erock0688 Erock0688 22-25, M Mar 18

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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 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am grateful for my journal becoz i can tell

    nothing but the truth. What are you grateful for?
    ggborealis ggborealis 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am grateful that I have the most thoughtful,

    considerate, hilarious husband in the world. My husband Walter is the kind of man I thought was impossible to ever really find, but then we did find each other :) I'm so grateful for my children and nothing brings me more joy than watching them blossom and explore their...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Jan 2

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    There's so much to be grateful

    for when you look for it. Even in pain there's so many lessons and opportunities for learning.
    cunninlc cunninlc 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love my life. I'm not wealthy,

    I don't have many things, but I still love my life. Although I don't have a lot of great things in my life, I don't have a lot of bad things either. So I am very grateful not because my life is amazing, but because it's not horrible.
    idontknow993 idontknow993 18-21, F Dec 30, 2013

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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 3 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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    Sometimes you get so caught up in your worries

    and your problems that you don't even realize what's happening around you. People are suffering and I choose to ignore that sometimes because I cant really do anything to help them and sometimes I just cant stand to think about it. There are so many people that can help and don...
    pixiestar100 pixiestar100 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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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 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 31

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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 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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    missmay621 missmay621 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    for chocolate and cacao.

    Thank you God!
    auspergerica auspergerica 22-25, F Mar 3

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    Grateful for decent people to talk to,

    grateful for a roof over my head, grateful for loving people, grateful that I am not one of the 2/3 of the world's population that either... 1. has no hot and cold running water, OR, has only a 1 day supply of food... OR has no roof over their their head. 2/3 of the world's...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    Related Experiences

    FOR EVERYTHING! I am thankful that I am alive - I've could've died when I ended up in coma 3 times and had close calls when I couldn't breathe… I am grateful for a home! I am...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F Apr 10

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    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...
    onlytrusthim onlytrusthim 36-40, M Mar 31

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    After losing my husband way to young. I must look for the silver linings. I have grown closer to some friends during loss and lost a few along the way. That is okay. I am grateful...
    MsRack MsRack 36-40 1 Response Apr 11

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    I don't have much, but I'm grateful for it. I think I'd be a very boring millionaire cause I'd live the same way I'm living now. Yeah right, lol. God knows what I'd do LOL
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's changed my point of view on not only life, but people as well. I now realize that there are troubled people who just need a little kind words to help them through their worst...
    Cuteiful08 Cuteiful08 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I am a 15 year old Jewish, Orthodox girl. I was born 3 months early in Manchester, England. From the time i was a baby i have had a very hard life. I lived in fear every day of my...
    phobia1998 phobia1998 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I love my home. I picked out everything in it and each thing I touch has some type of memory . I am planning a move and just hope I can make my new home as comfy as this one
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Yeah it's good site and the concept is brilliant. Great thinking
    IAimForHonor IAimForHonor 18-21, M Mar 26

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