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I Am Thankful For The Little Things

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    Boys And Girls Club

    When my daughter started middle school, I signed her up for the girls and boys club. She has only been in school a week and she is already playing chess, various sports and today received a free eye exam. They are right on her school campus and she totally loves it!!!!
    natashamarie natashamarie 41-45, F Aug 24, 2010

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    Make Up

    Actually I guess it is not really a little thing self esteem is really pretty huge...and I am thankful that my daughter has enough self esteem not to wear 10lbs of make up. She is rocking the natural look with class instead of looking like an indian preparing for war
    natashamarie natashamarie 41-45, F Aug 19, 2010

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    Nothing Went As Planned ......

    Today, NOTHING went as planned, and what a treat of a day! I'll name 5 things I loved about today, but I could give thanks for more.... 1.) An unplanned call from a dear friend. We laughed, then laughed some more. I sure needed to laugh and it was a joyful exuberant release...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Such A Relief

    I was dreading going in to work today. I was unsure how I was going to handle seeing a person who had mistreated me and my family horribly. I thought it would be awkward...I thought I might punch her in the nose and get fired...I thought I might curse her out...I thought a lot of...
    natashamarie natashamarie 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2010

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    The Little Things

          I like the little things. I'm thankfull for the liitel things that my  mom does for me. She has spent time with me, when I was stuck in the hospital. She also takes care of me when I don't feel good at all. I also take care of her when she is...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Aug 11, 2010

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    Today Was A Good Day

    My oldest is ready for college, my husband rocks, I was treated to lunch by a good friend. Yep I would say it was a great day!!!!!
    natashamarie natashamarie 41-45, F Aug 4, 2010

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    Middle School

    I am happy to say I may have underestimated our middle school. So far so good!!!!!!!!!
    natashamarie natashamarie 41-45, F Aug 20, 2010

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    Another Wondderful Day!

    All the school shopping is done, and tax free!!!! As a bonus I bought myself Boggle. It truly is the little things that can make a day great :)
    natashamarie natashamarie 41-45, F Aug 8, 2010

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    New Rule

    My husband just implemented a new rule in our house...it's the 5 minute rule. When my daughter and I are going at it...we have a mandatory 5 minute time out. So far so good...she just left for her time out :)
    natashamarie natashamarie 41-45, F Sep 8, 2010

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    An 11 Year Old That Acts Like An 11 Year Old

    I took my baby to the children's museum tonight. When we got there, I was a little worried because there seemed to be a lot of small children there. Was this a big oops? My baby had a ball!!!! She played like she was still an 11 year old. It saddens me to see little girls trying...
    natashamarie natashamarie 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2010

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    Loser

    My children have given me their FB passwords so I can give myself tools to build my kingdom. I already know I am a loser...but like the title says I am thankful for the little things :)
    natashamarie natashamarie 41-45, F Aug 10, 2010

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    Dinner

    cooked from start to finish by my 11 year old all alone. We had grilled chicken, mac and cheese and broccoli. Her first solo meal and it was DELISH :)
    natashamarie natashamarie 41-45, F Aug 31, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I am off on a big journey tomorrow. I am full of nerves but so thankful to all my friends offline and on who have been giving me such support the past few days and mostly today...
    Ana8939 Ana8939 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    To each and every one of You, whose words and presence touches my Heart, I really want to say Thank You. This journey of finding such friendships that I hope lasts forever, there...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    Despite not talking daily or even weekly with everyone, I'm very thankful for all the people I got to know around here. I'm simply not the most talkative type, but the occasional...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    For without it I cant even see the beautiful sceneries that i could see in the surroundings the beauty of nature and peace of being alone with God. Though I was born as a hard...
    marlounet marlounet 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've never been on big on materialistic stuff. I soak in what ppl might say. "Don't mean much". But to me, it's the most precious things in life that matters. I woke up today. Put...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Finding this image made me smile. In our case, it took him a lot of observing me to learn how to do it , but he finally got it after a few tries. I find it adorable that he even...
    MissisWolf MissisWolf 41-45, F a week ago

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    Most important is you. Yes... you, a person peaking in from outside, and not really knowing who or what we really are yet willing and unselfishly share small peices of your...
    mor2life3 mor2life3 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I am really thankful to EP because EP give me the world of matured friends from teenage to 70 years experienced people from which I know the so many new things of life.
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Feb 15

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    Everyday I think about the people who are in my life.. I think about them and snort because of how odd they are haha. Other than snorting, I smile at the thought of having them in...
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 18-21, F Jan 27

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    I just want to say Thank you to the cool people here on EP (excluding all trolls). I wanted to thank you because when I post certain experiences you guys really give words of...
    yngwildfree yngwildfree 18-21, F Feb 14

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    Honestly if it weren't for my grandma I don't think I would be able to fight through everything that is going on with my parents and I. She talks me through things, gives me advice...
    CheerleaderEm CheerleaderEm 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm just, I don't know, happy, ecstatic, amused, amazed? maybe all? haha. It's quite difficult to assess what I'm exactly feeling. Oh, grateful, maybe? yeah, that just about sums...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I do..Like my penis... It's little.. I appreciate it..I play with it.. I was told that would make me blind...Love is blindness i guess... (bump) D-a-m-n walls... 
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I really do any little thing is something sent from god.
    aclouse aclouse 18-21, F Feb 17

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    Be happy with the little you have. There are some people with nothing who still manage to smile :)
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    An insignificant flower. A colourful stone. Shadows. Reflections. Small gestures are better than fancy ones. I'd rather join someone for a bowl of chilli than come to a roast beef...
    cdbrez cdbrez 46-50, M Feb 5

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    I know this might sound quite sad, but I really appreciate my evenings off work when I can chill on my sofa and watch Netflix with my snacks. I have no make up, got my comfiest...
    loubylou93 loubylou93 18-21, F Feb 5

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    Wonderful report cards for all my kids. And wonderful notes written to each of them from the Principal. I'm beyond blessed.
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 13

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    This just about sums it up! Thank you to all my EP friends who have shared their own experiences and offered their wisdom and support. I feel like I can finally see the light at...
    allycatii allycatii 36-40, F Jan 30

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    You learn this lesson multiple times in life. Whether someone gives you a speech based on the reasons you suck or you find out a friend got in a car wreck, it really makes you wake...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Feb 13

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    A hug and kiss from my daughter. She knows just when I need it. It The love of a child nothing greater.
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 12 Responses Jan 30

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    Clever woman !! Hahahah guess she got him good  :)
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    * A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste 
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 25 Responses Feb 2

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    Ainn Ainn 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Morning coffee with my dog. Sometimes my dog just gets when I need some love.
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F Feb 3

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    it's just good to know that some people actually care about others than themselves.
    ThingNumber3 ThingNumber3 13-15, F Feb 12

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    Who holds the door, tips the hat, smiles, and says "mam.."
    psychosexual psychosexual 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    The Most Stunning Stained Glass Windows In The World Link below--
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    For the app called Whisper! Without out I wouldn't have met my best friend, my lover, my future partner! Im thankful for the app that got me here, all those walls - no regrets...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    1. It's SVAN. Not Sven. 2. I already don't know what else to tell you. 3. I take secrets to the grave. Then I bury them and forget about them. 4. I love all kinds of music. I...
    IngensImpetum IngensImpetum 18-21, M Feb 18

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    I don't get why people think my life is so sad. I'm even forced to talk to the counselors about things they consider problems that doesn't even bother me. I've been alone my whole...
    mightymouse69 mightymouse69 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    And though you may feel weak at times hold a parcel of faith in your heart, because things will get better, know that :) Smile now :) be as positive as you can for good things...
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I will not mention names, but i am so thankful for some awesome friends I have on here. I have been through some pretty dark days and you have brought me through them with your...
    lovedbymost lovedbymost 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    Here we sit , in anxious bicker trying to figure out who fibs, who snickers. Here we are in the same old place. As you've ripped me in two nd shown me that place. Where the...
    TruthBTold1980 TruthBTold1980 36-40 1 Response 5 days ago

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    1. I am from Vietnam. 2. I dropped out of school when I was in grade 10. 3. I do not really know what I want to do in the future and who I want to be. 4. My life does not treat me...
    pappaya91 pappaya91 16-17, F 8 Responses 5 days ago