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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 14 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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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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    I need to be. I need to count my blessings,

    to be gracious again. I don't like how I've become, thinking the world owes me something. I am only sorry for myself. I think we've all had that moment where everything shifts into perspective. There is such an intense pain that all we want at that moment is for it to go away...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Typical day for me, walk around my personal hell

    that is more commonly known as "school" for about 3 hours, then isolate myself and eat lunch while listening to music for an hour before carrying on walking around hell for 2 more hours, then coming home and interneting all day. So today, at lunch, I was just sitting alone...
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 4 Responses Sep 22

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    Today is Thanksgiving

    for many people.It's not a holiday celebrated in my country, but there are still so many things to be grateful for.The month of November is always a bleak one here...dark and grey and miserable... The time for souls... here and gone.In the past when Nature set the rhythm of life...
    Piscesrose Piscesrose 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    SO I deleted my last post -because I couldn't

    read it anymore and also because I felt it had done it's job. I am so grateful to find this site and to all the people who offer support and advice. I hope I can return the favour some time soon.:)
    Blondie1978 Blondie1978 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 21

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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...
    crescendo282 crescendo282 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My life is far from perfect.

    Infact, at the moment its a complete struggle however, sometimes i have to remind myself to be grateful for the little that i have i am ... Thank you!
    IamCagedBird IamCagedBird 36-40, F 5 days ago

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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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    Every time that I visit this website,

    I feel a nourishing and helpful environment present. It's an overwhelming vibe of sensible people looking to share their experiences with every intent of being helpful in a positive way. I love this place! Wish I could live in it. Peace and Love!
    TheTonesss TheTonesss 18-21, M 6 days 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 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    It happened when I knew it was far from

    possible. It was when I was fully aware of my capabilities...of my weaknesses. Back then I knew where I placed. Aware of my lack of knowledge, I was sure I could never reach the top. I've just finished college and I was about to take the board exams. Everyone expected so much...
    ma3v3 ma3v3 18-21, F Nov 8

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    That I've found a delicious mind,

    wrapped in a small adorable Platypus, that has coincidentally nestled itself inside a lovely Pumpkin :D.
    Axelerator3000 Axelerator3000 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 16

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    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    For the small kindnesses given to me each day,

    many times by complete strangers For having the opportunity to pay that kindness forward For my children For well of creativity in me that never seems to run dry For the character I've developed at this point in my life For the professional success I've enjoyed For my...
    LOMD LOMD 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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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    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 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 31

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    for hot running water

    and flushing toilets ...and the internal combustion engine (i.c.e).
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Nov 17

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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!!
    MaddiJade16 MaddiJade16 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 11

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    " it's healthy to admit you're not okay.

    It's okay not to be okay. It's brave. But don't let it win. Be sad. Have your moment. Your day or week. Then do something about it and be happy for yourself."
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 5

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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 8 Responses Apr 4

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    "Instead of looking at what you don't have in

    your life, look at what you do have in your life & be grateful for that"
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I wonder how many people get the one they want,

    but end up with the one they're supposed to have.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Nov 18

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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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    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 4 Responses Jul 26

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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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    British Summer Time ended at 2am.

    I was so grateful as this meant last night I could listen to Taylor Swift saying "THIS-SICK-BEAT" over and over in my head for one hour longer than usual. Happy Bloody Winter time Taylor you annoying bint.
    Blondie1978 Blondie1978 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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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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    on my birthday 2 weeks ago,

    a stranger messaged me, and we've talked everyday(other than weekends) since then. if you see this, you'll know who you are, thank you for still talking to me, even tho im crazy as hell. thank you for understanding me better than anyone ever has. i couldn't of met a better...
    MaddiJade16 MaddiJade16 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 17

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    Today is my daughter's 16th birthday Every

    girl waits for this day With hope and dreams in her eyes And after every year a mother cheers Recalling the birth day of her prize Every mother waits for this day The day her daughter can drive a car This is the time to celebrate Her life journey, she's come so far God is...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Dayday4204 Dayday4204 18-21, F Oct 27

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    that nobody was seriously injured in the

    accident I heard help called for on my way to EMT class last night. It happened on the route my sister and almost three year old niece take home from my dad's, so I got really scared when I heard that the responders on scene needed mutual aid and actually checked in with both of...
    flutterby1979 flutterby1979 31-35, F Oct 30

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    it's the little things we overlook.

    life is full of blessings & today I'm feeling very blessed
    kayteret kayteret 26-30, F Oct 15

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    Grateful? What am i grateful for?

    Everything. My friends and family have made my life complete..sure and Internet too hehe. But I am grateful for everyone who has walked into my life and helped or made me happy. Even if you're out of my life by now, I'm still grateful. Thankyou everyone. :)<3
    maddieexo maddieexo 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Things I was grateful

    for yesterday (getting behind) Cat cuddles&purrs Comedy The lovely ep-er who sends me messages and supports me ;) Chocolate I was able to brush my teeth Internet access Nail polish I wanted was back in stock...need to stop buying it really!
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4

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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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    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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    This year has been hell

    but I'm so grateful to have wonderful friends on here to share my experiences with and know that I'm not alone. I'm so grateful and thankful that I have a loving God who sent his done to die for me even though I don't deserve it, I'm grateful for friends that I have and family...
    Mtay222 Mtay222 22-25, F Nov 16

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    I went to check into the probation office today

    and got to talk to some of the others who are on pre-trial monitors. One guy is behind $4400 on his fees and work is slow. It cost $300 a month for a unit , so you can imagine. If you have time watch this video.
    LiberatedJustice LiberatedJustice 31-35, F Oct 7

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    Sincerely, I thank you from the bottom of my

    heart, Virgin Airlines, for the free comped tickets you sent me to anywhere in the Western Free Earth.......However, I must respectively decline. I want an airline that goes all they way. No disrespect however............
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 41-45, M Sep 23

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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 5 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    Everyday I have the chance to wake up

    and live it fully,with good or bad,tired or rested...I feel blessed.Because I know there is one day only wich would make all end and I could not keep on doing this.One day that will change everything: the day I will cease and be no more...and so all days lived will not matter...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 4

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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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    for always achieving all

    that I want. One way or another my will power is the most clever thing about me! :) I am grateful for all the power I have when I am down, and up! :)
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 18

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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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    that our community came together in

    such a big way for the Halloween bash last night!