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I Am Grateful

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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 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    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 3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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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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    I know I don't always act like it,

    but I truly am grateful for everything in my life. My friends, my family, my health, my job, my home, my cat... everything. There are so many people out there in the world who have so much less- who am I to ***** and complain about what I don't have? It's time I stopped being...
    iSpyce iSpyce 31-35 1 Response Jan 29

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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 11 Responses Jun 11, 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 2 Responses Jan 13

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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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    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

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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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    Was gonna post here But had to pee Now

    cant remember what to post
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 8

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    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 7 Responses Jun 15, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    Ativan didnt wreck my bladder But going pee

    Made me forget What me Was gonna post here
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So hard to post here Avoided killing To

    be homeless In america Which bites more But today me found an idea Worthy of posting Here In this group EP Link
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 27

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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 9 Responses Jan 23

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    Seth A peer Wrecked like me By meds

    And healthcare But we aint those veterans That got died By va lack of care Them veterans hurt by the va The va underfunded Due to corporate tax dodgers Telling the gullible it was the va Not them Those evil liars And me aint one of them So...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jan 7

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    I'm grateful to have

    so many healing energies support, love and guide me as I walk through this healing journey, casting cancer out of my life forever. I'm grateful to the many friends who are sharing their positive energy with me, to God who I believe is steadfast, to the angels and other...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 26, 2015

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