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I Am Grateful

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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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    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 Jul 22

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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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    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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    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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    For this trailer. And smartphone.

    And a cop caring. And disability pay. And pals. And women showing cleavage. And a truck for now. And ability to walk. Plus type. Plus ep. Plus can still see. And talk. And hunt gold. And eat. And drink. And use a credit card. And hear...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    tonight i can’t seem to sleep

    because this saturday’s my birthday and in a short week i’ll be home. i’m unbelievably happy and so thankful
    meowshelbs meowshelbs 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    christinaL6 christinaL6 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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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    ElizabethRivers33 ElizabethRivers33 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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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    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 4 Responses Feb 19

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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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    I'm eternity grateful

    for the problems I have in my life. Any time a person has come into my life to inflict pain, I would get hurt and learn a lesson. Natural progression of things. "Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward." Vernon Law I don't stay...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Aug 13

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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 2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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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

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    I live in gratitude. I read a long time ago

    that living in gratitude can change your life experience. I followed what it said until it became a habit and it does make the way you perceive life much different. When I wake up I say (to God) Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! As I go through my day I silently say thank for...
    didyouseethat didyouseethat 41-45, F Aug 3

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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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    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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    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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    I want to take the time out to say I'm thankful

    that I'm born and alive in this era. I am not forced to act a certain way, think a certain way and I'm not forced to get married. Being in my late 20s I'm not called a spinster or an old hag. I can chase a career and do whatever I want. If I choose to get married, I can leave a...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Aug 21

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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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    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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    I want to take the time out to say I'm thankful

    that I'm born and alive in this era. I am not forced to act a certain way, think a certain way and I'm not forced to get married. Being in my late 20s I'm not called a spinster or an old hag. I can chase a career and do whatever I want. If I choose to get married, I can leave a...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Aug 21

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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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    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 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm always talking about what goes wrong I'm my

    life, but I thought why not talk about the great things I have a beautiful family, my mom, dad and sister, even though we have our issues. I still love them I have a bright future ahead of us thanks to the hard work of my parents I have everything I need and more I have an...
    itscarolina27 itscarolina27 16-17, F Aug 2

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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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    So much is going on in my life right now,

    but I am grateful. I am happy that I have trials, because that's when I learn and grow the most.
    dontrust dontrust 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 5

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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...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jun 4

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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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    My mentor paid 850 on a truck

    for me. It needs work but is legal. My trailer battery died so i have no electricity but i can drive to some with the legal truck until i get a hundred for a battery. I have disability pay. And a trailer for free. And a mentor. And pals. And can walk. Or...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 16

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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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    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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    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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    missmay621 missmay621 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I'm a realist... and I know

    that **** happens and that there's loads of it taking place right now in the world.and I for one do not condone what's been going nor do I ignore the situation. And perhaps it's precisely for this very reason that I am grateful. I'm not always happy.things don't always go my...
    Jadelicious Jadelicious 26-30, F Aug 3

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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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    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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    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 Jul 23

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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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    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 5 Responses Jul 26

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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 that I'm here to see my birthday

    I'm grateful that I'm heathy I'm grateful that I'm going to university I'm grateful that my dad watching over me I'm grateful that my cousin cares a lot about me I'm grateful that I got my Jenny with me (my cat) And I'm grateful that uncle old fart told me to write the...
    Fabgal1 Fabgal1 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I am grateful for everything in my life.

    I am grateful for the good times and the bad times in life. Because without bad times, we would take the good times for granted. Think about all of the things you have in your life that you take for granted. Food, water, clothes, heat, education, health. All of those things are...
    shyturtleflies shyturtleflies 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    this year has been slow

    and boring but now that its almost over i can say i made some pretty good friends and i love them!!! im looking forward to the last two seasons of the year and what they have to offer :0
    griefseed griefseed 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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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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    Jarlaxle Jarlaxle 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 14

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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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    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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    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 Jul 19

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    I want to take the time out to say I'm thankful

    that I'm born and alive in this era. I am not forced to act a certain way, think a certain way and I'm not forced to get married. Being in my late 20s I'm not called a spinster or an old hag. I can chase a career and do whatever I want. If I choose to get married, I can leave a...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Aug 21

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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 Jul 22

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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...