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I Am Grateful

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    Life is so amazing. Happiness is found in

    focusing on what we have, not on what we don't. I am grateful that my friend Steven fixed Monica and I masala chai, that we spent all afternoon yesterday playing frisbee with a group of other people, that we kept jumping in the river. I am grateful that my friends are so amazing...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I am grateful for the kindnesses people have

    shown me on the experience project, and for the kindnesses people have shown others. It restores my faith a little.
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Someone suggested I write the things

    that I'm grateful for to possibly cure, or help me through, whatever is troubling me. So here goes... I am grateful for my family, friends, intelligence, humor, home, education, job, pets, hobbies, many of the experiences that I've had, and most importantly that despite the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 8, 2014

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    I honestly am grateful

    for everything. Basically my life is more downs than up. Almost everything I wish for and desire never happens. I fail at all my social interactions, and am distant from everyone I know. The country I live in is going through a transition phase, which is more chaotic than you...
    Junderbalt Junderbalt 18-21, M Jul 2

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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 2 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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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 7 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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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

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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 34 Responses Mar 10

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    everyone that has helped me throw the past hours

    that was happening with my horse I just want to say thank you all
    cam2169 cam2169 13-15, M Jul 9

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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 sitting under a beautiful,

    starry sky and being absolutely amazed For standing in a field among flowering bushes and letting them be witness to my feelings For my undisturbed alone time, breathing in fresh air and welcoming the approach of refreshing summer rain For driving in a downpour and loving it...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 19

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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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    Even though I've seen domestic abuse,

    been to foster homes and etc. I know that I'm so fortunate compared to the starving kids in Africa, the struggling women in the Middle East. I'm so happy to be in America, and I have so many opportunities!
    Amongthecomets Amongthecomets 13-15, F Jul 15

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    So grateful. For the moscato I am about to pour

    in this glass. Cheers *******!
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 8

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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 15 Responses Mar 11

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    I am extremely grateful

    that I don't live in poverty like some other countries, I feel so bad about people who do.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 12

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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 15 Responses Jun 11

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    For the life I have lived

    so far and to the experiences I have had. Good, bad, boring, exciting and everything in between. We should all be grateful for the life we have and never take it for granted because one day....
    justlarryw justlarryw 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Every day I look out my window

    and I have an absolutely amazing view of the sunset. This keeps me going despite how trapped I feel in my living situation right now. It makes every day a little brighter.
    mehear mehear 18-21, F May 20

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    Most of all I am grateful

    for my husband. He's the sincerest friend I have got.
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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

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    For my friends here on EP.

    Thank you for caring for me. hugs kisses and love
    msladyred68 msladyred68 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 8 Responses Jun 21

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    It was cold. Frosty,completely still,

    quiet apart from a few cars passing on the road a short way off.I bedded down in a church alcove,behind a bush,pretty much out of sight and far off the beaten track.Not a usual spot for me,but for some reason I found the tiny bit of roof overhang and narrow concrete pad...
    dubkebab dubkebab 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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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 15 Responses Mar 2

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    Here's is a random and wild assembly of moments

    and perceptions that really make me feel grateful: -waking up with thanks and a wonderful, silent affirmation addressed to me -having good general health and a strong heart -noticing a poster reminding us of 70 years of peace in the country where I live -doing two acts of...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F May 12

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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, 2014

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    When a strong emotion comes up,

    I know that it shows me some aspect where I need to look more closely and gently in myself. I've decided that I'm no longer going to say I'm "working on it". Instead I when I dive in I say "'I'm sitting with it." My perfect inner guiding system. For all the good strong...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I’m so grateful for the signals my body sends

    me. This is a critical observation: symptoms like a fluttering in my belly or a lighting-up in the space of my heart/high heart tell me what I can welcome, receive and appreciate. Intense, beautiful and human: noticing those familiar sensations of stomach palpitating, heart...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 3

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    For playing with my son

    and all his soft toys and us laughing together delightfully, like I cannot even remember! For going on a walk with him to show him two of my favorite trees and us being surprised by a pair of hawks gliding proudly and beautifully over our heads just as we got to that place. For...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I know it never feels like it,

    but i am... When i see my ex best friend getting cozy with her new best friend and talking about how good and complete her life is now with them, being more positive and just "having a reason to wake up everyday with a smile on my face".. it hurts as **** yeah.. but maybe I'm...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I am always feeling grateful

    that I can still enable to wake up every morning---stretch my arms, move my feet, feel things, see things and move my fingers pressing the keyboards on this precise moment.
    19chum 19chum 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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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!!
    Beast16 Beast16 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    7lulu is grateful she is meeting new

    and interesting people :)
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2014

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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 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I am grateful that I found the EP site

    and grateful for everything that's been done for me or too me during my life. Also grateful for the friends I have made here on EP.
    wackygramps wackygramps 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 12

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    I said WOW to myself today.

    . after_ _ _ _days....idk i lose count.. i got home at 4pm today which is very early, took off my clothes, washed my feet (a habit i had before i lay down in bed) , with my undies, i thought i just wanna lay down for awhile then hit the shower but that "awhile" was until the sun...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 2 Responses May 12

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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

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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 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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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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    Who remembers drive-in movies?

    Remember how they’re laid out? Huge space that you had to drive single file around before choosing your spot—and the snack shack right smack in the middle?So you’d plan to get there before dark—in plenty of time to make that long single lane drive around...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 20

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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 8 Responses Apr 4, 2014

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