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I Am Grateful

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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!!
    LawrenceGirl16 LawrenceGirl16 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 11

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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 have no regrets in my life.

    I think that everything happens to you for reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    that our community came together in

    such a big way for the Halloween bash last night!
    flutterby1979 flutterby1979 31-35, F Nov 1

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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 Nov 27

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    Once, I found myself searching

    for purpose. Overwhelmed by loss (actual & perceived), no longer did I wish to pursue the shared experience we know as life. Today, purpose yields random and frequent joy! Filled with a sense of personal power and Love, I find myself smiling without reason, for this I am...
    mazedartist mazedartist 31-35, F Dec 17

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    Not sure how or why or what,

    and we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here. But happy Thanksgiving to you :D
    HappieStinger HappieStinger 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 27

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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 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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    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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    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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    He and I talked. it was

    as if he knew I was sad without even mentioning anything, more than anyone has done in my life and even offered to listen. When I told him how I felt, he explained himself and reassured me that he had no feelings for the women in his past. He said with them it was only physical...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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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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    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

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    I think a lot of times I'm misunderstood.

    But I really am just trying to figure out life and hope to be a blessing to others in the process. Some people will receive that blessing, some will reject it. Some will abuse your kindness and expect all and give nothing. However, once in a while, you will meet someone who...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F Oct 28

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    When I was younger, I used to ask my parents

    everything I wanted. When they didn't get me what I wanted, I got mad. The more I grow up, the less you need to make me happy. You can make my day with the fact you made time to see me or a piece of chocolate, or other food I like.
    queeenbey queeenbey 13-15, F Dec 14

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    I might not be the happiest person

    and sometimes things don't go my way, but I am so thankful for everything I have. Whether it's God, family, friends or my animals, I can find at least one good thing a day that made me smile. So for those who celebrate it, happy thanksgiving. For those who don't, have a happy...
    connieawaller connieawaller 16-17, F Nov 27

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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 Nov 20

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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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    I Want to Say Thankyou Gratefully Grateful The

    most awesome magic trick ever known for past 20 Centuries. *real gratitude* ""ψo·oψ"" **!"!"'!···/©||©···'!/"!"!""!* From deep within, being happy to be here, thankful for All that I have, everything' that I AM°·° °··Grateful I Thank You I Can °·° Thank You I...
    letsloveloSETHehate letsloveloSETHehate 36-40, M Nov 28

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    Today I was brought to my knees,

    my heart filled with gratitude. :-) I have spent a lot of time in silent prayer, actively focusing on aligning with my faith in a divine plan. There have been obstacles and difficulties on various matters, one of which has involved the sale of a flat which I wish to pass on to...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F Dec 17

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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 4 Responses Sep 8

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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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    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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    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 Nov 21

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I've had someone love me

    and respect me , even if it will be for a short time. I will never forget how happy I feel and how much it has changed me. 12/7
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Dec 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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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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    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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    I don't always sleep well ,

    but I do wake up to fight another day . My body sometimes hurts , but it works . My wallet is not full , but I'm not homeless and hungry . I don't have all the things I ever wanted , but I do have what I need , and I do have my family . My life is by no means perfect , but it's...
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    It really hits a soft spot

    when people let me know how they really feel about me. When they say they love me, how I can always make them laugh so easily on their worst days, that my smile brightens their day, Im such a helpful and supportive friend to them, etc. I don't think any of them actually notices...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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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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    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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    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 7 Responses Nov 28

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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,