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    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 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 22, 2015

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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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    Need a little inspiration?

    Love these! RISE UPYou're broken down and tiredOf living life on a merry-go-roundAnd you can't find the fighterBut I see it in you so we gonna walk it outAnd move mountainsWe gonna walk it outAnd move mountainsAnd I'll rise upI'll rise like the dayI'll rise upI'll rise...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    I’m watching light slowly overtake the tree

    tops as it breaks across the sky. At this time of morning, it skims across the snow creating a soft glow. This just may be my favorite time of day, when I can wrap the quiet around me, so comforting. Fresh. Unwritten. Anything is possible. I went to my chemo oncologist for my...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 11 Responses Jan 23

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    I have great friends,

    a loving family, a roof over my head, a healthy body. I'm passionate. I love nature. With time, i learned to love myself  too as part of it. I'm probably one of the happiest, most grateful women on earth. Life itself is a miracle anyway. Every second of it. To all grateful...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 26

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    Once again, and every day,

    I seek to express what I feel thankful for:a quiet, easy unfolding of the morning and a blue sunlit sky as I breakfast with my boys in a tiny kitchen;the opportunity to offer my inner smile to others and tickle a return-smile from them too; knowing that I *have* an...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F Jan 19

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    I wrote a gratitude list in a past life.

    .and as the sun is out and it's a beautiful day I feel the need to update it. Here goes: GRATITUDE LIST MARK 2 autumn sunshine and blue skies/scuffing orange leaves/wild windy wet seasides/happy smiling dogs with windmill tails/purry fluffy cats/squeaking fat guinea pigs /hot...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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    Today, I am grateful

    for my friend Terry. I used to work for a very large online community which I made the decision to leave last year for personal reasons. It tore me to pieces having to leave and in some ways, I still struggle. Not that I regret my decision, but I miss everybody there. They...
    iSpyce iSpyce 31-35 1 Response Jan 29

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    In the wee hours of morning,

    while the temperature outside hovered around -17F, I heard the eerily beautiful call of a bard owl just outside my window. I smiled from underneath my thick comforter and murmured, “Bless you, Nell,” just before falling back into a deep sleep.So, here’s my...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 8 Responses Jan 18

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    for coping with my overpowering mind,

    for being shown the basics where human returns to at any set back, the minimum we all strive for before another desire hits us in the face. im grateful for the minimum today, and for the happiness of that minimised vision. ;)
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F Jan 18

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    So grateful. For the moscato I am about to pour

    in this glass. Cheers *******!
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 8, 2015

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    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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Gratitude consists of being more aware of what

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

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    With a smile and inner strength I have been

    able to: Face down the bank when they have been aggressive and threatening Stay calm and kind in the face of relationship breakdown and family upheaval Retain my sense of humour and stay centred when work colleagues have been less than supportive Be strong and loving to my...
    SiriusGrey SiriusGrey 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I am jubilantly grateful.

    .. for simple acts of kindness and random smiles exchanged; for having given and received some real big, squeezy hugs; for receiving my brand new speakers to enjoy my music with; for a simple question that brought to the surface a whopping celebratory breakthrough deep within me...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    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 3 Responses a week ago

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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 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, 2015

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    I might stand alone in my veiws,

    But they are mine....... and I'm still standing. I give thanks
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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    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

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    Something wonderful happens tomorrow :)Tomorrow

    I am to arrive at the hospital heart and vascular center to have the chemo port implant removed from my neck.Which ends up looking like this (disclaimer: photo is not me):This isn't me either but for those who aren't bothered by needles, here's how it all comes together...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 18 Responses Jan 7

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    It felt really good to post all that.

    Usually I'm in denial about how much I hate myself because I don't want to hate myself and I know there are good things about me. But it feels good to be honest.
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Got through this week with many blessed moments,

    ... from finding a doctor to check my son and give him the treatment he needed in addition to my natural remedies; to managing time and tasks relatively efficiently, doing some thorough cleaning - which was deeply satisfying; to creating interesting meals which my boys could...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    It's funny how are sense of entitlement hinders

    us from being grateful. Especially to those who are the most deserving of it.
    sardoniccat sardoniccat 18-21, M Jan 8

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    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 2 days ago

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    For increasing forgiveness to all.

    For growing peace within, for smiling conciousness that is outweighing the outer layer of ego anger, frustration and pain
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    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 5 Responses Jan 7

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    for the options that are available,

    and for having clear mind to choose the right one.
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F Jan 18

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    This is the tale of what will forever be known

    as “the port miracle”. So, make yourself some spiced tea or a frothy hot chocolate, pull up a chair or stretch out on the floor cushions and give a listen. It was the night before my port removal surgery. my best friend just happened to leave work early and stop at the...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 11 Responses Jan 10

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    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 7 Responses Jun 21, 2015

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    So far I don't sense anything in the room.

    I'm hoping for a peaceful night. This morning was really hard on me because of last night, it took me a long time to calm down and go back to being myself. I'm going to be quiet tonight and try not to cause trouble.
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F Jan 6

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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 6 Responses Apr 4, 2014

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    So happy that there are antibiotics

    that cure infections, and that it isn't worse. I don't like being sick, but I know I will be better soon.
    ZenGrrrlLioNESS ZenGrrrlLioNESS 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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    Yesterday one of my EP friends sent me a PM

    suggesting I was “poking the bear”. That expression is so vivid, I took a pause and realized he was right… I was poking the bear. To be fair, I stumbled into it innocently. But before I go into the actual experience, I just want to say that quite literally, poking an...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 8 Responses Jan 12

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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 12 Responses Mar 11, 2015

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    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 3 Responses Jul 7, 2015

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    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 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Thank you so much girls -especially Gypsy

    for the virtual EP baby shower..so much better to read your shares than to have a real life one-you know I'm no good at social gatherings😉 I truly am blessed to be surrounded by such wise, strong ladies at a scary life changing moment for an old cranky bird..(if only you were...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2015

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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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    for EP. I really am..

    at a certain point I felt it controlled me but I realised it's not so. I've always had too many thoughts in my head. Weird thoughts..I think! Since I was a kid I felt alone because of these head thoughts and I had no outlet. If you have weird head thoughts and vocalise them in...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 4, 2015

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    For my friends here on EP.

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

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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 31 Responses Mar 10, 2015

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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 14 Responses Mar 2, 2015

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    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 18-21, F a week ago

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    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8

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