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I Am Thankful For My Past

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    Here's just a little bit about me.

    Hope you're not too bored haha! I used to travel in a bus with my 7 brothers and sisters, mom and dad, and grandfather, singing and playing with them! But that came to an end last fall...We toured all over the USA. I started off playing violin at a very early age and became...
    guitarist93 guitarist93 16-17, F Jan 20, 2014

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    If my past didn't go as it did, I'd never have reached where i was today. granted, there are things today I'd love to be rid of and wish never happened, but, past is past. I may as well look to the future rather than hate everything I've done beforehand.
    HellScyth HellScyth 18-21, M May 17, 2008

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    I am thankful for all those difficult people in

    my life. They have shown me exactly who I do not want to be.
    CreateUrOwnSunshine CreateUrOwnSunshine 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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    I Get Back Up

    For every mistake I have made, there has been a lesson learned. For every lesson I have learned, I have built character. For every bit of character that I have built, I have stumbled, and fallen, time, and time again. With my stumbling and falling, I have learned to get back...
    VoraciousVixen VoraciousVixen 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    My Past

    I'm great full for the thing that I have delt with in my life. I have lost one parent, a grandmother, and an aunt. I have been threw three mager surgrys in my 24 years.  They have helped me to become a better person.
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Jul 25, 2010

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    My past and My Present!!

    I wont say much because I believe there is no point in talking to others who have no clue about what you have gone through and are going through and expecting them to provide you with a miraculous solution. And as far as sharing grief is concerned-- I don't feel bad abouth the...
    cognition cognition 18-21, F Oct 11, 2007

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    i am not he kind of person to go quietly into the dark night. As a matter of fact I have been out of work for the past 14 years. I know there are many other folks out there who...
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    Now I am in my son's place. He kept on calling up without any urgent matter to discuss, a sign that he missed me, a cue for me to go visit him. I am actually surprised to see his...
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    I am so thankful to have my loving, amazing boyfriend in my life. He brightens my life with happiness and love. I've been with my man for seven months and I can say it is the best...
    eguerrette eguerrette 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    ...i want to be here for you and share the details of our lives. i am interested in you and would like to get to know you. i am married, but need girlfriends in my life. i have...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I am still breathing. Why shouldn't I be thankful?
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am very grateful for having a loving mother. She's always been in my corner when I needed her most. That's one chunk of my happiness The other chunk is from someone I'm talking...
    CptColorado117 CptColorado117 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    three weeks before my dad died we had a good conversation. He had Alzheimer's disease and a serious head injury. I was sitting next to his bed and holding his hand. I said "I...
    omgomg123 omgomg123 70+, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    For all of the experiences and lessons learned as I continue on my journey. I am thankful for the friends and enemies who have crossed my path. Without these connections...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I think we as people, often overlook the fragility of life; how amazing it is to be alive and well. I am so grateful to be alive within this time and space, to be able to think, to...
    Purpleflower97 Purpleflower97 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ever been in one of those moments where you think to yourself "if I died right now.. I'd be happy." I love those moments, those are the moments that keep me going day by day, they...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am thankful that I was able to give my dad liquid morphine the night he died. I am thankful that it eased his rapid breathing and slowed his heart rate. I am thankful that he...
    omgomg123 omgomg123 70+, F 3 days ago

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    I'm grateful that my daughter is getting better and wasn't more seriously hurt. I'm grateful for a warm car covered with insurance and a tankful of gas so I was able to take her to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ...that some of those things I wished never came true. I'm thankful to the cosmos for the time lag between wishing and wish fulfilment. I am aware today that those things would...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Two people came into my life and both made me a much more confident and stronger person. one is a woman who I married and had an unhappy marriage later on. we divorced and I was...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think the past is part of who we are. It's a resource of experiences , good and bad, that we can recall at certain times. I don't really want to let go of the past, people with...
    Nikkisela Nikkisela 61-65, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am thankful my daughter is safe.Today ,her car was hit by a speeding car.She escaped unhurt but the car is badly damaged.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    The secret to happiness--well, it (probably) doesn't exist . . . but I think if it did then being grateful and thankful, as this group says, is probably instrumental. I am grateful...
    WanderingCuriosities WanderingCuriosities 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a recovering alcoholic. it took me many years an 3 ouis to sober up. I am finally happy with where my life is heading. I've been sober for over a year almost 16 months now. I...
    ambi1031 ambi1031 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    The Supreme being behaved like a passive person some days back. C'mon... Why do you have to be "asked" for help? Is that not thoughtless of you? Ok...I'm not asking too much...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F Jan 28

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    My husband is a new pastor. God threw us into a vipers den. He was pastor for a month and had a major heart attack. Then sister busy body came to him two weeks afterwards...
    Newpw Newpw 41-45 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Yeah I get that the past is the past and all is forgiven.... but don't tell me to forget it because I believe that is a big mistake because if you forget then you can't learn from...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Yes i am. My life is not perfect but italics better than it was before so i am thankful for all i have now!!! And the best os yet to come. I believe a positive mind and lead you to...
    Mystic2202 Mystic2202 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    because i am surrounded by people that loves me all the time and i am really not doing as much really i am just being myself, and i been raised to love the world the nature and the...
    GamesBOSS GamesBOSS 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I never imagined the turn of events my life would go thru 2015. I truly believe that my new years resolution , i had set for myself that year, might have trigger a ticking time...
    4rmSin 4rmSin 26-30, F Jan 24

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    Today I was remembered how fragile life is . A friend"s grandchild passed and as I recall the loss of my child,tears came as I recalled the whole experience . I am so thankful for...
    Dancemomisme1 Dancemomisme1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I have found a few really cool friends here in one day.. I'm thankful. if anybody needs a friend or needs someone to talk to, here I am.. feel free
    Tusharx17 Tusharx17 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    I actually just want to be accepted for my past. Which included a mental disorder. Since I lost a friend because of it, it seems more shameful past, than it ever was. Since having...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F Jan 21

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    Yesterday I found out that a friend from college passed away. He was 47, and died in the night from a heart attack. He was larger than life. His personality, humor, his warmth and...
    frostyflower frostyflower 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Life has been so good to me this past year. I am so filled with gratitude and appreciate everyone who cheered me on. Life was not always so good...I've been betrayed by my former...
    smilingandmellow smilingandmellow 61-65, F Jan 19

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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...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    I'm often difficult to love. I go through dark periods like the moon and I hide from myself. But I'm so thankful for you. You made me believe that God sends people in our life...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    I focus on the past so much. I think it's natural as we learn from the past, but I think it's the main reason I suffer. I know this, yet I find myself doing it. Maybe I'm at an...
    AlphaGoat AlphaGoat 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I went to an old wise woman who was a holotropic breath therapist. Also called rebirthing. In the first four sessions I completely froze up as I was breathing. She told me about my...
    Rassi84 Rassi84 31-35, M Jan 17

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