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I Am Thankful For The Little Things

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I try to be anyway. And I do have lots of things to be thankful for. Never on Thanksgiving though. Never on the day that is so dedicated to giving thanks. I just can't. I don't...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    “Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,If you did, what would there be to look forward to?Be thankful when you don’t know somethingFor it...
    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire, if you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know samething for it give you the...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    I was just informed of an awesome idea to help the little me be comforted , my new friend told me I can put lullabies on an mp3 that way when I'm sad and lonely , especially if I...
    Hellokittybbgrl Hellokittybbgrl 31-35, F Nov 28

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    I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Whether you celebrate it or not I am more thankful for you than I can even begin to express. I'm not entirely sure when I started...
    BelleGold BelleGold 18-21, F Nov 27

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    I'm thankful for my parents, and this guy I met on her named TJ I literally can't stop thinking about him. hes so sweet and makes me laugh
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    Last night my friends and I had a thanksgiving/ sinterklaas eve dinner, and we did the rounds of what we're thankful for. Well, I was almost in tears because everyone was saying...
    AJM95W AJM95W 18-21, F Nov 28

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    I was so discouraged recently after an incident with my husband and step-daughter and I wrote my feelings out here. I received such nice encouragement and well wishes. I am...
    Camille7 Camille7 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    I am thankful for the people from my past - you have made me into who I am today. I am thankful for the people I have now - because you're the people who keep going and I learn...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F Nov 28

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    Today I turned 19, I am so thankful for those who are in my life! I am also thankful that I am in a job which I love and couldn't ask for better people to work with! Thank You to...
    Rachael95 Rachael95 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Right now I'm feeling really depressed . Maybe this will help .. I'm thankful for - Nadiya . Mikyala - my babies <3 My dogs , the three that are with me now , the four that...
    Angelofthesilencess Angelofthesilencess 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 26

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    I've had the great pleasure of some tremendous discussions, some deep and literally gut wrenching. Especially thankful for the flirts, y'all are awesome, and you know who you are...
    extant1 extant1 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I'm thankful for my friends and the overwhelming support so many of you have provided in really dark times. With you my life is much less lonely and sad. Thank you!!
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I am thankful for 5 boys that have changed my life and made me smile through out the past 3 and a half years. You guys are all I have left, you have yet to leave me like the rest...
    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F Nov 28

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    I'm thankful for information.
    Septisoul Septisoul 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I am thankful for living on my own. My home is my sanctuary.
    nurseling nurseling 31-35, F Nov 28

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    I am thankful for my loving mother who is always there for me. You are amazing and beautiful and the absolute best mother I could ever ask for. I love you to the moon and back Mami...
    meli347 meli347 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I'm so thankful for the people that didn't leave my side when I got mad at them for no reason or took my angry out on them. because I know that I can be a ***** sometimes and I can...
    FLAndFF FLAndFF 16-17, F Nov 27

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    I am thankful for being blessed with such a caring and lovely family. I don't realise how lucky I am to have a family when some people who are less fortunate, will never get to...
    FrickenChicken FrickenChicken 13-15, F Nov 28

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    I am very thankful for all the people that I have in my life.... The ones that love and accept me for who I am, and there isn't many...
    xoxojess97 xoxojess97 16-17, T Nov 29

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    Your hand fits in mine, like it was made just for me, feels so right, but bear in mind, it must have meant to be, it all now makes sense to me, I know you don't like the look of...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I am a very humble person,its the little things,that means much more to me.
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F Nov 25

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    Its when ya walking threw the woods or Siting and staring out the window of a car Ya just see life as it is free and not caring like a tree swaying in the wind or a bee buzzing...
    Mrbacondude Mrbacondude 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    I keep reminding myself it's about quality not quantity for the holidays. We have plenty of food, it's the people. It just doesn't feel like thanksgiving with so few. I think it's...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I want to thank people on EP and EP for the support. It was very therapeutic to me. If not EP, i had no contacts at all cos im lonely. A little note, a friendly "Hello" this is so...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 Dec 8

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    Thank You EP I'm really thankful I came across this app. This app lets me express my feelings & thoughts. Let's me share my experience with you guys/girls. I've never been the...
    IVMBLVCKBEVRD IVMBLVCKBEVRD 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I always feel happy, you know why? Because i don't expect anything from anyone, Expectations always hurt...life is short.. So live your life...Be happy.. And keep smiling... Just...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    The attitude of gratitude it's not just a platitude. I am so grateful for the chance to walk this earth. Even if our paths never cross again, I know you will be safe.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 5

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    Still being a newer member, I have come to know two very special ppl. They should know who they are, because I have told them. So thankful to find genuine and caring ppl on this...
    Sunny352 Sunny352 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Ep should seriously allow emojis.. It's getting old seeing those weird symbol things..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    the fact my parents are healthy and the fact I'm able to go to school and the fact I'm able to buy things I really like
    queeenbey queeenbey 13-15, F Dec 10

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    They say that a small flap of butterfly can drastically change the course of history of the whole universe. It is no denying that the single turn of a wheel in life can forever...
    Dulceperez Dulceperez 26-30 3 days ago

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    Sometimes we control and create the lives we live, sometimes life creates our lives for us and that we have no control, just enjoy your life, enjoy the people you love, there will...
    McKenna630 McKenna630 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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    You for being in my life my box without you my life is incomplete xx
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I was 50 y/o when my Dr. told me I have terminal cancer. It was like setting my hair on fire and trying to put it out with a sludge hammer. Up until that point, I always knew I was...
    Steveduster4050 Steveduster4050 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 27